MANILA -- A 25-year-old classical pianist became a part of Team Bamboo after she showed off her unique singing talent on the blind auditions of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines."
Kai Honasan from Marikina City is the youngest daughter of Senator Gringo Honasan. Aside from playing the piano, she also plays the ukulele.
The youngest of five siblings, Honasan said she has always been inspired by her father. "This is me, trying to prove to my dad that I can make my own story," she said.
During the show's episode on Sunday, Honasan gave a new twist to Katy Perry's hit, "Teenage Dream." All four coaches turned for Honasan, with Sarah Geronimo hitting her button just before the song ended.
"Yung song na 'yan kasi, napaka-familiar sa lahat nang mga nandito ngayon. So, you sat there with a ukulele, and it was just perfection. Maganda eh, malamig, malamig pakinggan. 'Yung boses mo, masarap sa tenga. So sana 'yung team ko 'yung piliin mo," Lea Salonga said.
"Kai, i just want to say, your voice is, there's nobody like it. I like you to be on my team," apl.de.ap told Honasan.
"Kai, 'yung klase ng style, hindi the usual na bumibirit, powerful 'yung voice, pero, 'yun 'yung kailangan natin eh. Gusto kong yakapin 'yung chance na 'yun na i-angat ka naman, 'yung mga artist na tulad mo. Sana bigyan mo ako ng chance," Geronimo said.
"Who has been crazy enough, brave enough, to bring artists like yourself forward to battles, forward to the semis. People say, 'Hindi 'to bumabagay, it doesn't fit sort of a spectrum.' Sa akin, it doesn't matter. Ako, it's about artistry, it's about growth over prize. Ako lang, I think I'll be a good coach, right, Dad?" Bamboo said.
Honasan eventually chose to be part of Team Bamboo, adding that she feels she and Bamboo came from the same world.
Honasan is the second member of the team, together with rocker Tanya Diaz, who also turned four chairs in the show's pilot episode.