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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: "The Voice of the Philippines" (Season 2) Live Shows Set

Saturday, January 24, 2015 1 Comment


Are you excited for tonight's first live show episode of 'The Voice of the Philippines' (Season 2)? Well, here are the exclusive photos for the set that will be used for the entire season.

Though, it looks like ASAP stage, nag-level up ang ABS-CBN sa set nila for Season 2 kumpara noong Season 1 at gayundin sa Season 1 ng Kids Edition. Better set and better lighting, based on what I heard. Well for me, sa lahat ng talent shows sa Pilipinas, ang show na ito pa rin ang may pinakabonggang stage!

Bonggang stage na nangangailangan ng bonggang talents at bonggang performances. Pero base sa mga naganap nitong mga nagdaang linggo, dapat di lang bonggang talento ang meron ka, dapat bongga ka rin makisama sa staff, wag maging bastos at wag manakit ng staff maski Talent Coordinator pa yan para tuloy-tuloy lang ang pag-abot mo sa pangarap na maging bagong The Voice of the Philippines.









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'Asia's Got Talent' is Looking for Audience Members for Judges' Audition Taping

Saturday, January 10, 2015 0 Comments


Be among the first to watch the Acts before the rest of Asia and have a say in who you think deserve to go through to the next round!

AGT will be shooting at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studio on:
13th January (Tuesday)
14th January (Wednesday)
16th January (Friday)
17th January (Saturday)
18th January (Sunday)
20th January (Tuesday)
21st January (Wednesday)
22nd January (Thursday)

Shooting sessions:
Session 1 - @11am for registration and lunch
Session 2 - @5pm for registration and dinner
*All meals will be provided accordingly during meal breaks.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE. Please book your tickets now by sending an email to agtaudience@gmail.com

AUDIENCE GENERAL GUIDELINES:
1) No babies, toddlers or young kids.
2) Minor (age 18 and below) needs to be accompanied by a parent. It is recommended for minors to be in Session 1.
3) Dress Code: Casual, smart casual, friendly attire - NO large branding, NO slippers and NO shorts.

Audiences are eligible to get 2 FREE RIDES from Uber (of up to RM 30 each). Just key in the Promo Code: ASIASGOTTALENT.


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Thai Movie Similar to 'English Only, Please'

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The Christmas season is over. It's already 2015, but we still have 'English Only, Please' fever so here's a Thai movie which looks similar to EOP.

Synopsis

“Pleng” (Ice- Preechaya Pongthananikorn) is a charming and beautiful English tutor. Her ordinary life takes an unexpected turn when she is asked an extraordinary favor; to help one of her students dump her Thai boyfriend named “Gym” (Sunny Suwanmethanont). Unfortunately, Gym doesn’t understand English so Pleng’s student records her voice message and asks Pleng to translate her message to him.

When Gym realizes that he is being dumped, he pins blame on Pleng for his girlfriend leaving him being that Pleng taught his girlfriend the English to pass her US job interview. It is at that moment Gym persuades Pleng to teach him English too, hoping to go to the US to reconcile with his girlfriend. Pleng has reservations but agrees.

Gym’s English is very basic and he’s such a slow learner. He works as a maintenance engineer at a factory. Pleng does her best to teach him. She lets Gym read children books to get started. Gym tries very hard and Pleng sees his effort and begins to sympathize with him.
At the same time, Pleng has fallen in love with another one of her students, “Pruek” (Two- Popetorn Sunthornyanakij), a handsome guy from a good family. He is a hopeless romantic who always find the way to surprise Pleng and eventually they become a couple.
“I Fine..Thank you..Love You” is a grammatically incorrect love story that illustrates the beauty of imperfection over perfection.



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Strong Bold Fashion by #LAIFEI, Lovin' it

Monday, January 5, 2015 0 Comments


Oh my God!!! These are truly amazing fashion items for men. I'm sooo loving this fashion brand, Laifei.


My favourite

The Italian brand champions a Strong Bold Man with its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Strong bold fashion, indeed! Enough of talking, just look at these! You gonna love it!













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Great English Remake of the OPM Classic 'Esperanza'

Saturday, January 3, 2015 0 Comments


May nag-share sa isang Facebook group ng video ni Mikey Bustos, and ayon sa title it's the English remake of the OPM classic 'Esperanza' na theme song ng isang Kapamilya soap opera and movie with the same title na orihinal na kinanta ni April Boy Regino. So, I watched it NOT because I'm a big fan of the song, geez, I hate jukebox, sooo baduy, tunog bakya. I watched it because I used to watch the soap and na-curious ako kung ano magiging tunog nito sa ngayon kasi parang ngayon palang ako makakarinig ng remake ng song na ito.

Intro pa lang, sounds great, then David and Mikey Bustos were awesome... Bigla ko nagustuhan si Mikey, OMG naguwapuhan ako sa kanya... kasi I really love yung RNB flavour na nilagay niya sa song. And yes, it's million times better than the original. Sounds currents, something that I would listen to, di na siya tunog bakya. Aba'y dapat palakapakan itong sina Davi at Mikey, binigyan nila ng bagong buhay ang kantang ito, galing talaga!


And I also like the music video, di ko alam na MV director pala itong si Sam Mangubat. I love how he interprets the song sa music video na ito, very sensual and captivating. I love the eyes of this girl (on video) Diva Montelaba, nangungusap siya. You could see the story of the song in her eyes.

Sam Mangubat's Cover of 'Thinking Out Loud' will Make You #KILIG

So this song gave me an 'Esperanza' fever for an hour that led me to watching some clips of the show on YouTube. Naloka lang ako sa napanood ko, super dami pala ng cast ng soap na ito. My goodness, sa sobrang dami inabot ng mahigit 6 minuto ang opening credits na nagmukhang station ID sa daming artistang kasama



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MUST-WATCH: Short Thriller Film #LOLA is Scarier, More Creative Than #ShakeRattleRoll

Saturday, December 27, 2014 0 Comments


I just saw this short movie 'Lola' by Kevin Ang and Adi Bontuyan (DLSU's "Call Me Maybe") and guess what it's better than most of the films of 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' franchise.

Nakakatawang isipin na ang isang short movie, which was one of the official entries for 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, na konti lang ang budget ay mas nakakatot pa kaysa sa big-budgeted mainstream horror films gaya ng SRR. Iilan lang din ang tao na bahagi ng creative team nito di gaya sa creative ng mainstream films pero mas creative ang pagkalikha mula sa pagkasulat ng istorya hanggang sa pagka-direhe. Henyo itong si Kevin Ang kaya di ako magtataka kung bakita siya ang tinanghal na Best Director sa 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.
This kind of movie na hindi basura ang dapat pianapanood natin kaya naman after ko itong mapanood ay sabai ko sa sarili ko na kailangan ko ito ma-blog! Kung natakot ako, tiyak matatakot ka rin

It's Christmas time, and a grandmother spends a quiet afternoon tending to the family chores. But the arrival of an unexpected visitor brings with her some deadly consequences.


The film also won Best Screenplay Award, Audience Choice Award for Short Film Category. Additionally, it was an official entry to the 2014 Palm Springs International Short Category and 2014 Chicago International Film Festival. One word: DESERVING.



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Sam Mangubat's Cover of 'Thinking Out Loud' will Make You #KILIG

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Napaka-special ng kantang 'Thinking Out Loud' ni Ed Sheeran sa akin kaya naman super search ako sa YouTube at SoundCloud ng mga covers nito. Maraming magaganda pero pagdating sa mga Pinoy artists na sumubok nag cover nito ay wala akong nahanap na nagbigay ng hustisya sa kantang malapit sa puso ko ngayon.

Kanina lang, while browsing my Facebook feeds, nakita ko post ni Paolo Fajardo, YouTube link ng cover ni Sam Mangubat ng 'Thinking Out Loud'... and OMG another cover of my new fave song... so siyempre kailangan ko siya mapakinggan... and yes, it's a big YES!!! Sa wakas may Pinoy cover na nito na nagpakilig sa akin, nakuha niya emosyon ng kanta, at di masakit sa tenga ang boses. Wala eh, ganda ng cover, kikiligin ka, mararamdaman mo talaga yung song, nadala niya ako! It's really standout and perfect for those people who are currently in love. So, it's here, Sam Mangubat's cover of 'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran. Enjoy and fall in love with his cover!



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Lyrics: "Sa Pagsapit ng Pasko" by Various OPM Artists

Sunday, November 30, 2014 0 Comments


Sa Pagsapit ng Pasko
A Christmas song tribute to Filipino victims of Typhoon Yolanda
by Various OPM Artists




I. Marami mang bagyong dumating

Pagkabuklod-buklod pinaigting

Simple lang naman ang aking hiling

Ang paskong parating

II. Ikaw at ako, lahat tayo

Lahat ng Pilipino, ang buong mundo

Iisa lang ang damdamin

Sa pagsapit ng Pasko

Dahil ang Panginoon nasa puso mo

Chorus:

Sa pagsapit ng pasko tayo’y magmahalan

Sama-sama magkaisa sa pagbanong ng bayan

Tunay na pagmamahalan at dasal sa Maykapal ang kahulugan ng kapaskuhan

Tara na’t sumama ka

Tara na’t sumama ka

III. Bumaha man o umulan

Lilitaw din ang pagmamahal

Iisa naman an gating hiling

Ang lahat kayo’y makapiling

Repeat Chorus

Rap:

Malapit na naman ang pag sapit ng paskong may pagmamahalan Pinoy ay nagbibigayan laging may sayang pangmatagalan na pwede mong dalhin hanggang sa mismong despiras Pinaka da best talaga ang mag-pasko dito sa Pinas Kahit san ka man magpunta wala ka ng hahanapin pa Di ka pwedeng tumanggi sa noche buena talagang hahatakin ka Umulan man o bumagyo, kumidlat man o kumulog walang ibang dapat gawin kundi umindak ka sa tunog

Repeat Chorus (2x)



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Watch: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - H&M Magical Holidays

Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 Comments


H&M is proud to present a magical holiday with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. This Holiday season, H&M is celebrating with a spectacular campaign and festive collection starring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 album Cheek To Cheek.

The campaign is a thrilling fun adventure, where an H&M family of supermodels and superstars celebrate the spirit of giving and togetherness this Holiday season.

Director: Johan Renck

For more holiday inspiration visit: hm.com/holiday-gifts

Follow the conversation with #HMHoliday



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WATCH: H&M Philippines Launch

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On October 15, 2014 The Philippines’ fashion elite gathered together for an exclusive event to celebrate the arrival of H&M in the country, at its flagship store in SM Megamall, Manila. More than 1,200 guests including celebrities, media and bloggers were in attendance. The store officially opened on October 17, 2014, to record-breaking numbers, including the over 3,200 shoppers who queued before opening!



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Showtimes for November 19 Screenings of MOCKINGJAY - PART 1

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 0 Comments

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will land in Philippine cinemas tonight. Check out tonight's showtimes below. For 4DX Cinema fans, the film will be in Bonifacio High Street starting tomorrow.

Your favourite cinema is not included for tonight's screenings? Don't worry more cinemas and showtimes will be available starting tomorrow morning.



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Lyrics & MV: Masaya Na Akong Iniwan Mo by Garth Garcia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 0 Comments


Fresh from winning OPM Music Awards, Garth Garcia is back with his latest single Masaya na Akong Iniwan mo which I think his best song to date. Congrats, Garth!

Masaya na Akong Iniwan mo
by Garth Garcia

Nakita ko kasama mo
Kaibigan kong dati di mo gusto

Magkahawak ang mga kamay
Sa balikat mo siya ay nakaakbay

Pagbibigyan pa ba o hindi na,
Magbubulag-bulagan ba?

Ngunit bakit mahal nang iyong nilisan
Gumaan ang puso, buhay koy nagbago.
At sana naman wag mo nang balikan
Masaya na akong iniwan mo.


Nang wala ka na, ang sarap pala,
Wala na akong iisipin di ba.

Magtitiis pa ba o hindi na,
Magbubulag-bulagan ba?

Ngunit bakit mahal nang iyong nilisan
Gumaan ang puso, buhay koy nagbago.
At sana naman wag mo nang balikan
Masaya na akong iniwan mo.


Iniwan mo akong nag-iisa
Kaya ako ngayo’y malaya na


Ngunit bakit mahal nang iyong nilisan
Gumaan ang puso, buhay koy nagbago.
At sana naman wag mo nang balikan
Masaya na akong iniwan mo.

Ngunit bakit mahal nang iyong nilisan
Gumaan ang puso, buhay koy nagbago.
At sana naman wag mo nang balikan
Masaya na akong iniwan mo.



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#KapamilyaThankYou: ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2014 (Lyrics + MV)

Thursday, November 13, 2014 0 Comments






Dahil ngayong Pasko, ang bawat isa ay blessing sa iba, narito ang 2014 Christmas Station ID ng ABS-CBN.




Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo
by Lyca, Darren, JK & Darlene




Umagang may dala

ng bagong pag-asa

Tibok ng puso

Bawat hininga



Kislap ng bituin

Lamig ng hangin

Sagot sa panalangin

'Di man natin hingin



Ang Pasko'y paalala

Na bawat isa'y pagpapala



Mula sa Kanya

Na unang biyaya



REFRAIN:

Kaya ngayong Pasko

Ang blessings ko'y kayo

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo (2x)



Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo



Nadapa man kahapon

Bukas ay babangon

Lahat ng pagkakataon

Ako'y iyong inaahon



Kislap ng bituin

Lamig ng hangin

Sagot sa panalangin

'Di man natin hingin



Ang Pasko'y paalala

Na bawat isa'y pagpapala



Mula sa Kanya

Na unang biyaya



REFRAIN:

Kaya ngayong Pasko

Ang blessings ko'y kayo

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo (4x)



Higit pa sa sapat

Binigay Niya na'ng lahat

Maraming dahilan

Maraming paraan

Para sa inyo ay magpasasalamat



REFRAIN:

Kaya ngayong Pasko

Ang blessings ko'y kayo

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo (4x)



Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo



....


Kaya ngayong Pasko

Ang blessings ko'y kayo

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo (2x)



Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You (Thank You)

Thank You, Thank You

Ang Babait Ninyo







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Exclusive Photo: The Set of 'The Voice Kids PH' Live Shows

Thursday, July 17, 2014 2 Comments

Sa Sabado na mag-uumpisa ang pinaka-aabangang Live na digmaan ng boses ng mga Young Artists ng 'The Voice Kids' (Philippines).

Maliban sa mga performances ng kids ang isa pa sa inaabangan ay ang set nito sa Newport Performing Arts Theatre sa super favourite ko at super bonggang Resorts World Manila. Kilala ang franhise sa mga pasabog at bonggang set kaya naman narito ang EXCLUSIVE PASILIP sa set ng LIVE SHOWS ng #TheVoiceKidsPH. As you can see, di pa tapos ang set-up pero ngayon pa lang makikita mo na ang isang bonggang set na kung saan masarap magperform.


Abangan ang #TVKSemiFinals ngayong Sabado & Linggo at ang pinaka-aabangang Live Grand Finale sa July 26 & 27.



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UltraHD Teaser for 'Mockingjay - Part 1': Pres. Snow's Panem Address #1 - Together As One

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2 Comments

CITIZENS: Your undivided attention is mandatory. Watch the Panem Address of your venerable President Snow, broought you by Capitol TV.


This #OnePanem campaign of Lionsgate for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is brilliant. This is how you promote the 3rd film of the franchise by showing the propaganda clips of The Capitol and District 12 until we reach the Theatrical Trailer. It's like back and forth type of thing. This is an epic fandom experience. The film will hit local Cinemas, 4DX and IMAX in November 2014. Watch the first teaser in 4K (UltraHD) below!



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No More Klaine? Chris Colfer Tweeted He Won't Be Returning To GLEE

Friday, July 4, 2014 0 Comments


Chris Colfer, who is known for his role as Kurt, will NOT be returning to #GLEE for its FINAL SEASON according to his tweet! WTF, no more KLAINE for Final Season? Oh, that would be depressing!

Fox has issued a statement on the matter, they said:

We've been alerted that Chris Colfer's Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.

What a sigh of relief!!! #GLEE without Klaine (Kurt x Blaine) is hashtag #GLEEisBORING!

Anyways, our fave 'Glee' will return early next year for its sixth and final season. Get ready for goodbyes!!! :(

Photo: Fox


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New District Heroes Posters for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

Saturday, June 21, 2014 0 Comments

And the campaign for the most-awaited sequel of the year has just started. Lionsgate released the new District Heroes posters for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' as part of the celebration of The Capitol!

The film which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin and Liam Hemsworth is slated to hit the theatres, 4DX and IMAX in November 2014.









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Full Trailer of the Pinoy Adaptation of 'Pure Love'

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Mula sa mga nagbigay sa atin ng mga teleseryeng 'Be Careful with My Heart' at 'Dugong Buhay,' ipinagmamalaking inihahandog ng ABS-CBN ang pagbabalik ng istoryang minahal natin tatlong taon na ang nakakaraan.

Pinagbibidahan ni Alex Gonzaga bilang si Diane Santos kasama rin sina Yen Santos, Arjo Atayde, Yam Concepcion, Joseph Marco at Sunshine Cruz at mula sa direksiyon ni Veronica Velasco ng pelikulang 'Tuhog.' Ito ang kwento na magpapatunay na walang saysay ang buhay kung walang tunay na pagmamahal. At kung dati ay di ako nanonood ng mga teleserye sa ganitong oras mukhang manonood na ako dahil naman sa trailer (below) pa lang gandang-ganda na ako sa teleseryeng ito. Huwag malungkot dahil maganda ang timeslot.

Abangan ngayong July (ito rin ang buwan na pinalabas ang original version sa Pilipinas) ang Pinoy adaptation ng hit Koreanovelang 'Pure Love' sa ABS-CBN.

UPDATE: Pwede nang i-anunsiyo na papalit ito sa teleseryeng 'Mirabella' simula July 7.



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It's ALL IN! #PBBALLIN's ONLINE Housemates, House & Big Winner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 0 Comments

Last April, ilang araw bago umere ang 'Pinoy Big Brother All In' ay pinost ko sa aking Instagram account na @byxspeaks ang collage na ito:


Ang collage ay clue sa ALL IN SURPRISE, ALL IN TWIST & ALL IN HAMON ni Big Brother na para lamang sa Taongbayan. Ito ay binubuo ng 4 images: Face, Book, Taongbayan & World

Kanina nga sa 'PBB All In Uber' ay inanunsiyo na ang pagkakaroon pa ng isa pang Big Brother House at mamaya sa Primetime telecast ay ibibigay ang buong detalye. Ang tanong ng Taongbayan ay saan matatagpuan ang NEW BIG BROTHER HOUSE. Ang sagot ay nasa collage makikita.

Di pa rin ba gets ang collage? Ang New Big Brother House ay matatagpuan sa Facebook (FACE x BOOK). Yes, it's an Online Game or Interactive Game (the WORLD image sa collage) kung saan ang TAONGBAYAN ay pwede maging ONLINE HOUSEMATES at tumira sa ONLINE BIG BROTHER HOUSE. Dahil sa PBB ALL IN.... LAHAT ay IN. LAHAT ay kasali sa INteractive game ni Kuya na kung saan sa pagtatapos ng edisyong ito ang ultimate Online Housemate ay tatanghaling ONLINE BIG WINNER sa Big Night na kung saan mananalo siya ng PhP 100,000!!!

Bago maging Online Big Winner may mga hamon at task si Kuya na kailangang gawin online sa Online Big Brother House na matatagpuan sa official fan page ng programa!

Pero ang tanong, may mga Online Housemates kayang maiimbitahan sa Main Big Brother House?

Akala ninyo sa Online Housemates, nagtatapos ang mga ALL IN twists at surprises ni Kuya sa edisyong ito, diyan kayo nagkakamali, cause there is more!!! Abangan ang lahat ng iyan sa #PBBALLIN!!!


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#TheVoiceKIDS: The Sing-off Round Plus the Official Banner, Poster & Timeslot

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 0 Comments


Meet the kids behind the big and unique voices who are ready to make their dreams come true in the highly anticipated premiere of the ultimate singing-reality search “The Voice Kids” this May 24 on ABS-CBN.

Expect the same tension in the battle for vocal supremacy as returning coaches Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo, Rock Superstar Bamboo, and Broadway Diva Lea Salonga find the best voices of Filipino kids aged eight to 14. Like the other international versions of “The Voice Kids,” only three coaches will sit in the red swivel chairs and select the artists they want to mentor just by listening to the aspirant’s singing voice in the Blind Auditions.

“It’s a big privilege to get to work with some amazing kids, and hopefully be able to influence them the right way,” said Lea.

Sarah said she feels a deep connection with the young artists as she herself joined several amateur and TV singing contests as a child.

“I see myself in them. I believe it’s my strength and it will help me in coaching them, because I went through everything they are going through,” shared Sarah.

Bamboo, meanwhile, admitted coaching in the kids edition of the program would be difficult just as he had predicted, but sees it as a huge challenge.

“With adults, you already know where they’re headed as an artist. With kids, it’s still a gray area. So I carefully listen to every child so I can give justice to their performance when I comment, whether I turn around or not,” he said.

By the end of the Blind Auditions, the coaches must have selected 18 artists for their respective teams who will proceed to the next rounds of the competition.

The Battle Rounds in the kids version is slightly different from the adults version in that in the former, each coach will have to pit three members on their team by singing one song together. Only one from each grouping will advance to the Sing-Off, where six artists from each team will try to give their all to impress their coach.

In the Sing-Off, each coach must pick two artists who will get into the Semi-Finals. From these six semi-finalists, the Top 4 artists will be selected that will battle it out in the Grand Finals. This means that one of the coaches might have two star artists who will compete in the finale.

“The Voice Kids” will be hosted by Luis Manzano with Alex Gonzaga.

“I’ve been exposed to kids, so more or less I already know what to say to them and how to make them feel better. I like the backstage area, because they still don’t have that nervousness in them. I get to know their stories, why they’re here, the things they want to accomplish,” said Luis, who previously hosted “Star Circle Kid Quest,” “Junior Minute to Win It,” and “Pilipinas Got Talent.”

For the very first time, Luis will be working with Alex, one of the V-Reporters in “The Voice of the Philippines” Season 1.

“Members of the staff tell us we shouldn’t be working together, because we just laugh and joke around the whole time. But we’ve known each other for the longest time, and it’s honestly a pleasure to work with her,” Luis said.

Alex, for her part, prepared so much for her hosting duties especially that she’s tasked with interacting with the young artists in the ‘tension room.’ According to her, she is able to refresh everything she learned as an Education major in college.

“You have to use different techniques to deal with children, because some of them feel like ‘The Voice’ is their last shot. Before they take the stage in the blind auditions, I am there to boost their morale. They’re kids, so they might get starstruck by the coaches or get intimidated by the lights. I encourage and make them feel at ease,” shared Alex.

Don’t miss the premiere of “The Voice Kids” this May 24 on ABS-CBN at 6:45 PM (Saturdays) & 7:30 PM (Sundays)




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