A new batch of Filipino artists with extraordinary voices will take center stage in the highly anticipated Season 2 of Philippine TV’s best vocal competition, The Voice of the Philippines, piloted 8:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN last Sunday.
Back in Season 2 are the quartet of Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga, with Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo, Alex Gonzaga, and Toni Gonzaga as hosts.
“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,” said Toni.
Luis, who hosted The Voice Kids, said 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. This season, I traveled the country and I saw the amazement and joy in each artist when I gave him the envelope. During the blinds, I was surprised and checked on some of them. So I discovered what their inspirations and motivations were,” Luis added.
In Season 2, coaches Apl, Sarah, Bamboo, and Lea will 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 liked an artist, he or she could ‘steal’ the losing artist. If two or more coaches liked the losing artist, the artist, just like in the blind auditions, would choose which coach or team to transfer to.
“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 serve as the program’s V-Reporters, responsible for the latest and most significant updates backstage and behind the camera that are available online.
To tease viewers, The Voice released videos of two blind audition performances showing a policewoman belting out “Tukso” and a female rocker singing “What About Love.”
The new season features artists representing various fields and ages, including a nurse, a bus vendor, a farmer, a chemist, a Zumba instructor, and a former recording artist.