WATCH: 'Smooth' OFW moves on to 'Voice' knockouts


Posted at Dec 14 2014 10:03 PM | Updated as of Dec 15 2014 08:37 AM

MANILA -- Former overseas Filipino worker Mark Douglas Dagal won the approval of all four coaches after battling it out against Filipina-French singer Vanessa Monot as the Battle Rounds continued on "The Voice of the Philippines" on Sunday.

Their coach Sarah Geronimo assigned them the Stevie Wonder classic "As," a song already familiar to Dagal but not with the half Pinay.

Coaches Bamboo Mañalac and Lea Salonga both acknowledged Monot's stage presence, but also noted some inconsistencies with her performance.

"I just enjoyed the stage presence. There were a few points where things got a way with the intonation," Mañalac said.

On the other hand, both Salonga and Mañalac lauded Dagal for his "smooth" and "soulful" rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic.

"Si Douglas parang easy lang, steady lang. Ito ako, ito 'yung kanta, ito 'yung boses ko," Salonga commented.

"Douglas gave such a soulful rendition of the song which I really liked," Bamboo added.

When it was time for their coach to make a decision, Geronimo chose Dagal, a father of two.

''Sir Douglas, kayo 'yung ilan sa mga artist na first time mo pa lang mapapakinggan, 'aaay...' mapapaganoon ka na," said Geronimo, who also praised Monot for giving her all in the competition.

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