Team Sarah’s Jona Soquite was named the first grand champion of “The Voice Teens” in the country and in Asia after receiving 44.78 percent of public text and online votes in the program’s grand finale on Sunday night
Soquite, Sarah Geronimo’s third artist to win the top-rating singing competition, beat Team Bamboo’s Isabela Vinzon (22.42 percent), Team Lea’s Mica Becerro (17.79 percent), and Team Sharon’s Jeremy Glinoga (15.01 percent).
“I saw that almost half of the voters believed in me. I am so happy that I got to show them the real Jona. Thank you very much to everyone,” she said after being announced as the winner.
As the season’s winner, Jona won a fashion package, P1 million cash, P1 million trust fund, a business package, dental services, P2 million worth of life insurance, a recording and management contract, and a brand new house.
Before impressing viewers with her performance of her winning piece “I Believe I Can Fly,” Jona showcased her versatility in a duet with coach Sarah on “Better Days” and in a solo performance of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.”
The first season of “The Voice Teens” in the country and in Asia was a TV and online hit as viewers watched the show and made it a trending topic on Twitter every week.