Melai look-alike lands spot on Kamp Kawayan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2014 10:56 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2014 09:15 AM

MANILA - A nineteen-year-old singer who sells poultry feeds for a living gets a chance to reach for her dreams as she becomes a part Bamboo's Kamp Kawayan in the second season of ''The Voice of the Philippines''.

Shairah Jim Cervancia, who hails from Puerto Princesa, Palawan, bonds with her sister through singing songs. Her family also said she looks like Melai Cantiveros.

On the show's episode on Saturday, Cervancia wowed the judges with her unique rendition of Zelle's "Sabihin Mo Na". Both Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo turned their chairs for her.

"Very unique 'yung boses mo, ibang klase. 'Yung sa akin lang, siguro sa sobrang kaba, nagsisintunado na. Kailangan mong matutunan na i-kontrol 'yung nerbyos, saka 'yung kaba," Lea Salonga told Cervancia.

"I like what you did in the end, talagang lumabas talaga 'yung tunay na boses mo, so I like that energy. So, welcome, good luck, you have two coaches that picked you," Apl.de.ap said.

"Shaira, maganda 'yung kantang pinili mo pero hindi ko nagustuhan 'yung parang iniiba mo 'yung boses mo. Hindi nagtutunog natural. If you go on my team, it's about unlearning bad habits na minsan napi-pick up natin kapag kumakanta tayo sa ibang lugar. Maganda 'yung boses mo, kaya umikot ako," Bamboo said.

"Ang good news naman, napaka-flexible ng boses mo. Ang dami kong naiisip na pwede mo pang gawin at ipakita sa mga nanonood ng 'The Voice of the Philippines'. Meron ka bang iba pang gustong matutunan bukod sa pagkanta?" Geronimo asked Cervancia, before teaching her some dance moves.

Cervancia opted to go with Coach Bamboo, with the hopes of developing her natural talent.

"Yung pipiliin ko po, siya po 'yung tingin ko na alam po na 'yung normal voice ko po is ma-dedevelop pa po. Ang pipiliin ko po si Coach Bamboo po."

Cervancia joins Dang Del Rosario, Kai Honasan, Karlo Mojica, Rence Rapanot, and Tanya Diaz in Kamp Kawayan.