MANILA -- A former cartoonist wowed the judges with his voice on the second season of ''The Voice of the Philippines''.
Daryl Ong, 27, started singing when he was six years old. Before he realized that he wants to sing for a living, he used to work as an animator. He was one of the animators who worked on ABS-CBN television series "Super Inggo".
On the show's episode on Saturday, Ong sang "Paano". Three judges turned their chairs for him.
"Whatever happens in this show, fight on. Congratulations, man. Tatlong coaches umikot para sa'yo," said Bamboo Mañalac, the only coach who did not turn for Ong.
"I'm the first person who turned, remember that. Napaka-smooth ng voice mo, parang talagang pangharana, pangligaw," said apl.de.ap, who managed to get Ong to join his team.
"You're special. You have a beautiful voice, beautiful tone, ang ganda eh, ang ganda," Lea Salonga said.
"Naramdaman ko naman kanina 'yung passion mo, nandodoon na eh. Ang ganda, ang ganda ng boses mo. Very smooth, galing," Sarah Geronimo said.
Salonga added that she liked how Ong deviated from the way Gary Valenciano usually performs the song.
Ong joins Abbey Pineda, Alisah Bonaobra, Bradley Holmes, Ferns Tosco, Jannet Cadayona, Jason Fernandez, Kristina Ng, Mark Avila, Mark Cando, Mercedita Quiachon, and Samantha Felizco on Team Apl.