A new batch of Filipino artists with extraordinary voices will take center stage in the highly anticipated second season of The Voice of the Philippines, which begins tonight.
Back in Season 2 is the ratings topper quartet of superstar coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga, with the very able hosting team of Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo, Alex Gonzaga, and Toni Gonzaga.
Appearing at a news conference on Thursday, Toni enthused, “I’m really happy about the hosts of Season 1 and Kids teaming up. Of course, I’m proud to be back too, since this format is really close to my heart. We get to discover more talents and I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting season.”
Luis, who hosted The Voice Kids, shared that Season 2 brought him a brand-new experience because aside from his regular hosting duties, he also went to different places in the country to personally invite artists to join the blind auditions.
“In ‘The Voice Kids,’ we were very impressed by big voices coming from little children, and that proves that innate talent of Pinoy singers. But for this season, I got to travel the country and I saw the joy in each aspiring artist when I gave them the envelope. During the blinds, I surprised and checked on some of them too so I got to know their inspirations and motivations all the more,” Luis shared.
In Season 2, coaches Apl, Sarah, Bamboo, and Lea will have to assemble 14 artists to form a team by the end of the blind auditions. The new season will also introduce the “steal,” which will definitely add spice and excitement to the competition.
During the battle rounds, each coach will have to pit two artists against each other and choose only one that will move on to the next round. If a coach likes an artist, he or she can “steal” the losing artist. If two or more coaches like the losing artist, the artist, just like in the blind auditions, gets to choose which coach or team to join.
“This season is going to be more thrilling, and that’s going to fuel an even intense competition among the coaches. Palaban lahat. I’m glad to be of service and show the latest happenings in the program. There are lots of great singers this season,” Robi said.
Robi and Alex will again serve as the program’s “V-Reporters,” who will deliver the latest and most pressing updates backstage and behind the camera online.
To tease viewers, The Voice has released videos of two blind audition performances showing a policewoman belting out “Tukso,” and a female rocker singing “What About Love.”
The new season will showcase artists with notably refined artistry representing various fields and ages, including a nurse, a bus vendor, a farmer, a chemist, a Zumba instructor, and a former recording artist.
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