Darren, Lyca to join Lani Misalucha in concert

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 19 2014 11:35 AM | Updated as of Aug 19 2014 07:35 PM

MANILA – Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto are set to join veteran singer Lani Misalucha in her upcoming concert tour.

This comes only less than a month after Gairanod won “The Voice Kids,” with Espanto finishing as her runner-up.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual, Misalucha said she is excited to share the stage with the two young singers.

“Ang cute-cute niya kaya," she said of Gairanod. "Parang ang nakikita ko dito, mukha nga siyang magiging rakista kasi 'yun ang tema ng boses niya compared to Darlene (Vibares). Mas medyo may konting pino' yung kay Darlene. Kay Lyca may rasp 'yung boses niya. Talagang nagagaralgal niya 'yung boses niya. Nakakatuwa.”

Misalucha, on the other hand, praised Espanto’s versatility and professionalism despite his young age.

Last Sunday, Espanto got the chance to sing “Man in the Mirror” with Misalucha on "ASAP."

“Si Darren mahusay na bata. Magaling, malinis ang boses. He’s very versatile. Pwede siya sa mabilis na songs, pwede siya sa mga ballads and nakakasayaw. He’s very very talented. I’m happy na ako ang nakauna na i-guest sila,” she said.

The veteran singer also see a bright future for the two young singers, along with fellow "The Voice Kids" finalists Juan Karlos Labajo and Vibares.

“Itong mga batang ito, malayo ang mararating nito. Mahuhusay. Para sa akin, tama na sila ang natira. Silang apat, mahusay ang mga bata. Kasi alam mo, minsan may mga bata na nagdaan ng training, pero sa kanila talagang lumalabas lang ang musika sa katawan nila. Natural na nandoon,” she said.

Asked for her advice to the four kids, Misalucha said: “Lagi kong sinasabi na since ang mga edad lang nila, nine, 10 tapos 'yung dalawang lalaki, 13, murang edad pa ang mga ito, so sana bago talaga sila maging involved sa showbiz, sana bago sila maging very, very busy, huwag nila kalimutan ang pag-aaral.”

“Although hindi mo maiiwasan lalo na kung ang isang batang artista ay napaka-in demand, hindi mo maaalis na magiging busy sila. Hindi mo maaalis na marami silang invitations, appearances. Siyempre hindi mo maiiwasan na mapapabayaan nila 'yung school. Meron namang ibang mga paraan like home schooling para lang mapagpatuloy habang sila ay sikat na sikat,” she added.

Gairanod and Espanto will join Misalucha in her Cebu, Davao and Baguio concerts.