Loving son makes singer-mom proud on 'Voice PH'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2014 10:03 PM | Updated as of Nov 24 2014 06:03 AM

MANILA -- A loving son who wants to fulfill his mother's dream of becoming a professional singer became the latest member of Team Apl on the second season of 'The Voice of the Philippines' on Sunday.

Mark Angelo Avila, 19, admitted that he joined "The Voice" for his mother, who used to be a singer.

For his audition, Avila sang John Legend's "Ordinary People." His performance impressed apl.de.ap, who turned his chair for him right before his song ended.

"Siguro meron lang akong narinig na quality sa boses mo na, meron kang ginagawa na hindi 'yung natural," Lea Salonga explained on why she did not turn for Avila.

"Ako naman, hindi ako sigurado, nung bumi-build up 'yung kanta, kung iniipit mo 'yung boses mo, or pinapalaki mo. 'Yun ang kailangan mong ayusin. 'Yun, well, Team Apl will help fix," Bamboo Mañalac added.

"Parang may lungkot sa boses mo habang kinakanta mo 'yun. Parang hindi bumagay dun sa kanta," Sarah Geronimo told Avila, who admitted that he is a fan of Geronimo.

"Napansin ko na nerbyoso ka nang konti, pero I took the chance. You know there's of room to grow, and I would like to provide that for you. I like the dedication, that you're doing it for your mom. I had to leave my mom at an early age, 'cause I want to do it for my mom. Welcome to Team Apl," apl.de.ap said.

Avila is the eighth member of Team Apl, joining Ernaflor Tosco, Alisah Bonaobra, Bradley Holmes, Jannet Cadayona, Mark Cando, Meredita Quiachon, and Samantha Felizco.

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