The Voice of the Philippines is over. This was quite a journey for the contestants of the show and I can’t say that I’m a total fan of the show but I can say that this was one of the best singing contest I’ve watched for the longest time in Philippine TV. This also proves that Filipinos are truly gifted when it comes to music and we really know how to sing.
I’m a solid Mitoy fan, but being a music fan, I don’t close or shut my ears to other great contestants of the Voice of the Philippines. There are a lot of good contestants who joined the contest.
Already made musicians joined the contest. If you ask me, this is a good timing to re-ignite their weakened light in the music industry. This caused a great stir on the contest and raised the questions : “Do they still have what it takes to get another shot to stardom.” and “Would they dominate the competition?”
And there are the unknown talents, singers from a show band and the aspiring singers. You can’t say that they are rough gems that need polishing because proved to the blind auditions they have what it takes to square it out with the made musician who joined the competition.
The Grand Finals has come and here are the performance of the TOP 4 Finalist of the Voice of the Philippines with their respected coaches.
Myk Perez and Bamboo
For those who doesn’t know, This song is taken from Bamboo’s Solo Album “No Water, No Moon”. Their performance was very classy. You got to give it to the dancer who waltz with Bamboo. My first impression of Myk is that he’s like Jason Mraz who woes girls as he sang and plays his guitar. My favorite performance of his is when he serenade Sarah Geronimo on stage. But as the contest progress, he began to sound and look like Bamboo(the diction, the hair and the moves). Sorry to tell this but I think Myk is turning into an exact copy of Bamboo (in performing ascpect) for me he could do more than being a shadow of Bamboo. Over all this was a good performance by Myk.
Klarisse, Sarah Geronimo and Robert Sena
The first lines of Sarah Geronimo made me think this was a soundtrack of a movie. There’s also Robert Sena who added the feel of opera on the song. Klarisse really belt it out with Sarah Geronimo. I can’t hardly believe that this two battled before in other singing contest and the irony that they ended up like this, Sarah being the coach of Klarrise, and Klarisse being one of the top contender in this contest. I admit that I didn’t see any of Klarisse previous performance during the battle stage and live performance because of the other great contestants, but after seeing her performance from the semis up until the finals, that is enough for me to say that she is one hell of a good singer.
Janice APL de AP and Lolita Carbon
This is my favorite performance in the Finals. Listening to Lolita Carbon singing the first lines of her song “Himig ng Pagibig” gives me the goosebumps. Janice proves that she can go at par with the legendary folk band Asin frontwoman and she didn’t fail to impress the audience and her fans. As Apl enters the stage and started singing Time of My Life version of Black Eyed Peas then it go boom! True to her said genre expertise Janice did a great performance and so as Lolita Carbon showing her groove (That’s the first time I saw her perform like that) and the three of them owned the stage as the crowd go wild.
Mitoy, Lea and Vice Ganda
Vice Ganda. I never know that he can do a decent performance like this one. The song was one of my favorite and I’m kinda skeptical at first on how is the performance go having him on the stage, and thank god, it turned out pretty damn good. Thanks Vice Ganda for not letting me down. This performance reminds me of the music video of Meatloaf’s I would do anything for love. Lea was fantastic, I can’t find the words how to describe her on this performance. Mitoy never fails to amaze me with his god like talent and wits in the stage. A true performer. He shows everybody why he is the crowd favorite and why he deserves to be on the Top 4 contenders.
Sharing the Stage with Westlife’s Shane Filan
Fan girls screaming their lungs out as Shane Filan comes into the stage and singing two of hits from his past group Westlife. This was a great performance. It’s like listening to Westlife all over again replacing the other members with the TOP 4 contestant.
On the interview Shane Filan’s bet Klarisse to win the competition because of the clarity of her voice. The Ted Filan pun was so crappy and forced. That facepalm moment. Probably the worst joke you ever crack on a foreign artist who doesn’t know what you are saying. LAST MO NA TALAGA YAN ALEX GONZAGA.
Man in the Mirror (Apl, Sarah, Bamboo and Lea)
The judges showcased their singing prowess and sang Man in the Mirror by the Late King Of Pop Michael Jackson. fine rendition of the song. the arrangement reminds me of Tuck Andress’ finger style guitar version of this song.
The way they sang the song leaves me hoping that they would sing We Are The World after that song.
The Final Bout
When the final 2 was announced the voting lines was reopened and the Top 2 will again battle it out and for the last time and the votes was reset to zero. here are the performance of the Top 2. Mitoy and Klarrise.
Magsimula ka – Klarrise
All I can say is Klarrise performance is really great. Whitney Houston quality of voice. the song was so uplifting and will make the listeners vote for her because of this performance.
Help! – Mitoy
I’ve seen Mitoy performed this song on Eat Bulaga’s contest “Kakaibang Bida” same arrangement of the song, minus the wacky antics. this song was so tested it helped Mitoy win The Voice of the Philippines and crowned him the first ever grand winner of the contest.
The first challenge for the contestants joined the contest is now over. The next challenge that they will face in the future is surviving the challenges of the local music industry and how will they make it big after the contest. Winning the contest doesn’t always guarantee making it big. We saw it in other singing contest, winners sometimes left alone and the one who lost make it even bigger than the winner.
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