MANILA -- A father of three rocked his way to a spot on Team Apl in the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines."
Bradley Holmes, 31, said he joined the contest for his family, admitting that he used to do drugs and battled alcoholism but had himself admitted to a rehabilitation center.
On the show's episode on Sunday, Holmes performed the classic rock hit "Long Train Running," much to the delight of the coaches. Three of the four coaches turned for him. Ironically, it was rocker Bamboo who did not turn for Holmes.
"First of all, I'm proud of you for cleaning yourself up, picking yourself up, turning yourself around, and you found yourself a new drug, performing, and you are a natural. Ang lakas ng boses mo, nakakatindig ng balahibo. I really would like to help you out. I think you have an international voice that needs to be heard," apl.de.ap said.
"It was very exciting na mapakinggan lang, even before we turned around, tapos umikot na, it totally enhanced what we were hearing. Parang hindi ka nahihirapan sa ginagawa mo, parang ikaw 'yung driver ng song na 'yan. You're the one leading. It's going to be so much fun to work with, just a wonderful performer and a great singer. I would love the opportunity," Lea Salonga said.
"'Yun nga total package ka na, lahat na sa 'yo na. Hindi ako masyadong exposed sa genre mo, pero ang dami kong naiisip na puwede mong bagong gawin. Sana mabigyan mo ako ng chance, Brad, na makatrabaho ka, kasi it would be an honor. Ang galing mo," Sarah Geronimo told Holmes.
Holmes eventually chose to be part of Team Apl, saying he wants to explore his talent and musicality, especially since he and Apl have different genres.
Team Apl now has three members: Holmes, Mark Cando and singing police officer Jannet Cadayona.
Team Bamboo also has three members: Kai Honasan, Karlo Mojica and rocker Tanya Diaz.
Team Sarah has two members: Kokoi Baldo and Daniel Ombao, while balladeer Timmy Pavino remains the sole member of Team Lea.