Resorts World Manila was jam-packed last night, September 22,2013, due to the much-awaited battle of the eight semi-finalists of the the hit talent search, The Voice Of The Philippines. Supporters and celebrities alike flocked to the venue despite the bad weather.
The show started with an opening number by the eight contenders with Apl De Ap, one of the coaches, with his new single entitled, Balikbayan (with the special participation of former Binibining Pilipinas, Miss Venus Raj).
The night’s competition began with each contender battling it out with another from their team. From Team Lea (Coach Lea Salonga), Mitoy belted his own version of Power Of Love, while his rival Radha gave a new flavor to the song Let It Be. The next team to hit it out on stage were the boys from Camp Kawayan (Coach Bamboo). The guitar man from Palawan, Myk made the crowd groove to his cool rendition of Baby I Love Your Way, while the singing heart-throb Paolo Oneesa wowed the crowd with the song Elise.
The two girls from Team Sarah (Coach Sarah Geronimo) both held the crowd’s breath when each gave very powerful performances. The veteran in the singing competition, Klarisse de Guzman rendered To Love Somebody, while the young girl with the strong voice, Morissette Amon, gave full justice to Who You Are. The last, but definitely not the least duo, came from Team Apl (Coach Apl de Ap). The four-chair turner Thor hit the ceiling with his Climb Every Mountain and Janice Javier who was also a four-chair turner gave Imagine a distinction.
It was a night of good music, and indeed, all of the eight contestants deserve a spot in the final four. They all gave their finest performances, but just like any other competition, only the best among the best were chosen.
It was the combined judges’ score and the text/internet votes of the public which decided the fate of these eight semi-finalists. At the end of the night, four of them emerged victorious; qualifiers to the final round.
- Mitoy from Team Lea with 108.78 points
- Myk from Camp Kawayan with 103.08 points
- Klarisse from Team Sarah
- Janice from Team Apl with 112.85 points.
The final four will sing their hearts out once again next week for the concluding bid to be the First Champion of The Voice Of The Philippines.
Congratulations and good luck to the Final Four!
Click here to watch The Voice Philippines ( All Artist performs “Balikbayan” Semi-Finals ) LiveShow, September 22, 2013 :