MANILA -- A young mother who sings for a living became the newest member of Kamp Kawayan on "The Voice of the Philippines" on Sunday.
Rhoda del Rosario, 30, is a full-time singer who performs with her husband. A daughter of a singing contest champion in the '80s, she said her father opted not to train her in the hopes that she would not end up a singer.
Del Rosario learned on her own, singing Karen Carpenter's songs.
For the Blind Auditions, Del Rosario sang the OPM classic "Araw Gabi," which made Lea Salonga and Bamboo to turn their seats for her.
"Araw Gabi" also became a top trending topic in the Philippines on micro-blogging site Twitter, shortly after her performance aired.
"I didn't turn because I guess I'm looking for a, ibang genre, but you have two great coaches who turned for you," apl.de.ap explained.
"First time kong marinig 'yung kantang 'yan na kantahin ng ganyan. Different pero beautiful. Baka hindi lang 'yung genre mo ang hinahanap ko, pero congratulations, you're in," Sarah Geronimo said.
"Meron kang isang nota na talagang hi-nold mo nang hi-nold nang matagal na matagal na ang linis, linis, linis na parang hindi na yata magtatapos 'yung hininga mo na tinginan kaming dalawa, na, "Oh, that was so good," Lea Salonga told Del Rosario.
"Dang, napaka-unique nga, 'yung phrasing mo, the way you're singing the song. It was just so different na hindi ka, hindi ka namin pwedeng palampasin," Bamboo said.
Del Rosario chose to be part of Kamp Kawayan, joining Rence Rapanot, Kai Honasan, Karlo Mojica and rocker Tanya Diaz.
"Kasi parang meron siyang ability na i-push 'yung kakaibang style," Del Rosario explained on why she chose to join Bamboo's team.
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