‘The Voice’ grand finalists step forward
The four contestants who will battle it out in “The Voice of the Philippines” grand finals next week are Janice Javier of Team Apl, Myk Perez of Team Bamboo, Mitoy Yonting of Team Lea and Klarisse de Guzman of Team Sarah.
In an interview with Bulletin Entertainment a few days before their selection, Klarisse said she’s banking on the soulful quality of her voice more than its range to see her through the competition. “Madami na pong bumibirit na singers so sa tingin ko mas may bago akong maipapakita sa music industry,” she said.
Janice believes experience could spell the difference between winning and losing.
“Half of my life ay bumibiyahe ako as a singer so marami na ang nakarinig sa akin. Mas pressure yung nagpe-perform gabi gabi, sa harap ng iba’t ibang tao na humuhusga sa iyo.”
Mitoy is banking on “kapal ng mukha” to connect with the audience and the judges in order to win their hearts. Turning serious, however, he hopes people would vote based on singing skills more than anything else. He doesn’t discount the possibility that someone with lesser experience can win the title. Still, he resolves to give his all till the very end.
For Myk, putting the right emotion in every song could give him a piece of sky.
“Kung happy po yung song ko, gumagalaw po ako kahit na may gitara, kahit na hand gestures lang. Kung malungkot yung song ko, nafi-feel ko talaga.”
The first ever “The Voice of the Philippines” grand finals will be held on Sept. 29 at 8:15 p.m. aired on ABS-CBN. There will be a performance night on Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.
The mentors in the first ever “The Voice of the Philippines” are Lea Salonga, Apl.de.ap, Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo.