He may be one of the best singers in the industry.
But even Martin Nievera couldn't figure out who among Saturday's "I Can See Your Voice" contestants actually had talent.
It started out well for the music veteran, eliminating first a man pretending to be a member of a local boy band.
Nievera did all right in the following round, correctly guessing that a nurse didn't have the voice to back up his claims, but he did misjudge a woman, a former member of Mocha Girls.
He also managed to weed out a tone-deaf engineering student, but faltered at the last hurdle when he was asked to choose between a teacher and a man wearing a suit.
As it turned out, Janjay Coquilla, who is also friends with the likes of local singers Kris Lawrence and Guji Lorenzana, is the real deal. He just stopped singing to start a dessert company.
Needless to say, his duet performance to cap off the episode didn't go so well, as Agnes Jolo took home P25,000 for fooling Nievera into thinking that she's worthy of sharing the stage with him.
"It hurts," Nievera quipped when asked about his thoughts on Jolo's version of his song, "Forever," which he personally wrote and originally sang with Regine Velasquez.
Based on a Korean show of the same title, "I Can See Your Voice" airs Saturdays after "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and Sundays after "Rated K."