MANILA - The "Voice of the Philippines" stage rocked when Palawan's singing vendor Shaira Cervanica and four-chair turner Tanya Diaz performed a loud and wild rendition of the Yano classic, "Banal na Aso, Santong Kabayo," during the Battle Rounds on Sunday.
Before their Battles performance, both artists were reluctant with the song which they thought didn't fit their style. But that all changed when they took the stage.
"Parang dinamita, parang pinasabog ang buong ABS-CBN," a wide-eyed apl.de.ap said of their performance.
Coaches Lea Salonga and Sarah Geronimo were divided between the two with the Broadway actress picking Cervanica and the pop star going for Diaz.
The two women's coach Bamboo Mañalac was very impressed with the performance.
"Iyan ang sinasabi ko sa atin sa Kamp Kawayan. Ang mentality is 'steal' this year. Walang uuwi," he said.
But because he had to choose one, Mañalac picked Diaz for her versatility. "Vocally, very close. Versatility is one other thing. Moving forward, 'yun ang inissip ko sa inyong dalawa," he explained.
It was, however, not yet over for the singing vendor of Palawan as all three coaches sought the chance to steal her.
Apl told Cervanica: "You have something special. The way you performed, you just took over the stage. I need you in my team."
For her part, Salonga said: "Hindi kita inikutan [noong blinds]. Pero ang na-prove mo ngayon, kung gaano kalaki yung naging growth mo mula nung Blinds mo... I want to continue the work he (Coach Bamboo) started with you."
Geronimo, meanwhile, reminded the 19-year-old about her Blind Audition.
"Shaira, huwag mo naman akong kalimutan. Hindi mo na ako pinili noong Blind Auditions e. Sumayaw na ako at lahat para sa iyo. Naramdaman ko ang effort mo na sabayan si Tanya pero alam ko na maeron ka pang ibang ibibigay," she said.
In the end, Cervanica picked Geronimo to lead her through the knockout rounds.
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