Fil-Am, who didn't make it on 'Voice PH', joins 'Sing-Off'

by Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America Burea

Posted at Dec 15 2014 02:40 PM | Updated as of Dec 16 2014 05:56 PM

HOLLYWOOD - A Filipino-American singer, who didn't make it beyond The Voice of the Philippines' blind auditions, is now trying his luck in Hollywood.

Jaron Liclican sang "Feeling Good" on The Voice of the Philippines' Season 1 blind auditions hoping it would be the start of something good in the place where his family was originally from.

But the coaches did not choose him, ending his music career hopes in the Philippines.

Now, he's back on a bigger stage, this time on a US primetime TV show.

The San Francisco-based singer is now part of the a capella group San Fran 6, which was one of the final six groups chosen to compete on NBC's "The Sing-Off Holiday Special".

In the show's promo, Liclican talks about his excitement at once again pursuing his dream.

"Just the show itself is a good place. It's a good community to be able to show off everyone's vocal abilities," Liclican said.

When he returned to the US after The Voice of the Philippines, he got over the setback by collaborating with other musicians and posting songs on YouTube.

With San Fran 6, he found a new family with members who are supportive of each other.

"We all dreamed of becoming performers, singers, dancers, beat boxers," Liclican said of his group.

The group was just formed a couple of months before they became part of The Sing-Off. Five of the members are Filipno-Americans.

The Sing-Off, which airs on NBC, is hosted by former 98 degrees singer Nick Lachey.

The six finalists are competing for a recording contract and $50,000 cash prize on the show's two-hour special on December 17.

The Sing-Off has been a launching pad for Filipino acts such as The Filharmonics, who are now part of the upcoming film "Pitch Perfect 2".

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