MANILA - A young man who started singing in church chose to be part of Sarah Geronimo's team on the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines".
Jireh Singson, a 21-year-old son of a pastor, had a band when he was 14. He said this led him to discover different kinds of vices such as smoking and drinking.
His faith in God, however, was restored when one of his siblings died five years ago.
"I can't say that I am a perfect pastor's kid, pero si Lord, binabago niya pa ako," Singson said.
On the show's episode on Saturday, Singson performed Sugarfree's "Makita Kang Muli". Geronimo and apl.de.ap both turned their chairs for him.
"Kung bakit hindi ako umikot, pinupwersa mo 'yung boses mo. I just didn't like how you're spelling it out, 'yung sections na 'yun. Pero ang gusto ko sa boses mo, 'yung lower registers, you sang cleanly, it sounded really good," Bamboo Mañalac told Singson.
Lea Salonga agreed with Bamboo, adding that Singson should not have tried so hard.
"May mga parte ng kanta na parang pinupwersahan na hindi rin naman kailangan, na siguro, kung mas sinimplehan mo pa, mas epektibo," she added.
"Kay Jireh kasi, nagustuhan ko 'yung tone lang ng boses niya, talagang ang ganda nung low register niya. Meron kang soft side, kahit ang laki ng boses mo, nandodoon 'yun, so kumpletos recados ka," Geronimo said.
"That was super galing. It's gonna be fun if you pick me as a coach," apl.de.ap said.
Singson eventually went to Geronimo's team, becoming its twelfth member.
"Siguro po 'yung pipiliin ko, since nung medyo mas bata pa ako, napapanood ko na siya sa TV, ganyan. Talagang isa siya sa mga inspirational lives na nakita ko, so I'm gonna choose Coach Sarah," Singson said.