MANILA - The blind auditions for "The Voice of the Philippines" are almost over.
On Saturday's episode of The Voice of the Philippines, Pop star Sarah Geronimo added a trio of singers to her stable, making her the first coach to fill all the 14 slots allotted per team.
Jireh Singson, a church singer and son of a pastor, was the first one to pick Geronimo as her mentor. Coach and Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap also turned for the 21-year-old, who performed Sugarfree's "Makita Kang Muli".
"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.
Following Singson's footsteps was teen singer Rosalyn Navarro, who said that she joined the singing competition in order to support her seven siblings.
The Naga City native revealed that she had to drop out of school and make a living out of performing. For her performance, the 19-year-old sang Oleta Adams' "Get Here."
Her emotive voice was enough to turn the chairs of Geronimo and apl.de.ap. Again, it forced the two to entice a contestant towards their respective teams.
Geronimo, at first, agreed with other coaches Lea Salonga and Bamboo Mañalac. She said that their criticisms when it comes to the singer's diction and intonation were valid.
But the pop star added: "Ang nagustuhan ko sa iyo ay ang kulay naman ng boses mo."
For his part, apl.de.ap told Navarro: "Napakalakas ng boses. I was just really overwhelmed. Sana you pick me because you are going to be a great addition to my team."
Navarro eventually picked Geronimo. She was joined by the final contestant of the night, Rizza Cabrera -- a 22-year-old from Cebu City. Cabrera performed a stripped down version of the club hit "Clarity."
Geronimo was the only coach to turn around for Cabrera, who admitted that she was sick prior to her turn on "The Voice of the Philippines" stage.
"Oo, medyo shaky nga noong umpira, pero nagustuhan ko 'yung kulay ng boses mo at 'yung character in your voice. Ang galing. Excited ako at marami akong matutunan sa iyo at sana marami ka rin matutunan sa akin," she said.
Singson, Navarro, and Cabrera complete Team Sarah. The three contestants join Carol Leus, Daniel Ombao, Demie Fresco, Elemerjun Hilario, Jason Dy, Juan Manuel Baldo, Mark Douglas Dagal, Monique Lualhati, Poppert Bernadas, Shaira Opsimar, and Vanessa Mott.