The Voice of the Philippines ( I find this a bit tacky, it should have been “The Voice Philippines” ), ABS-CBN Philippine franchise of the popular US reality show, The Voice, is making suspenseful announcement of who will comprise the coaches/judges panel. The first announced coach was Sarah Geronimo, followed up by Bamboo Mañalac , allegedly a last-minute replacement of Ely Buendia, then yesterday, Lea Salonga announced that she is part of The Voice of the Philippines as coach. Now, it leaves only one spot on who will round out the supposed four coaches. But expect the internet to leak it for you. The 4th celebrity coach is APL.de.Ap, the Filipino member of the Black-Eyed Peas. BTW, Lea Salonga sung the theme song Kanta Pilipinas of Kanta Pilipinas, a somewhat similar reality singing contest over TV5. I really thought Lea Salonga would host/judge this but it turned out that Lani Misalucha, among others, is one of the judges.
The Voice of the Philippines auditions are still on-going. If you want to join and you’re from the Visayas Region, you’re in luck. Check out the schedules below:
The Voice of the Philippines Auditions
February 23: Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban & Cebu
Iloilo- Feb 23 sa Sarabia Manor Hotel&Convention Center 101 Gen Luna Street.(9am-6pm)
Bacolod- Feb 23 sa ABS-CBN Broadcasting Complex 26th Lacson Street (9am-6pm)
Tacloban- Feb 23 sa CCB Gym, Leyte Park Resort&Hotel Magsaysay Blvd. (9am-6pm)
Cebu- Feb 23 sa Sarrosa Hotel Cabahug St.Cor.Pres.Quirino St., Kasambagan (9am-6pm)