Today is November 28, 2014

By Michael Joe T. Delizo

Published: November 8, 2013

apl.de.ap, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac

Aside from the contestants' singing prowess, viewers of "The Voice of the Philippines” watch out for each of the coaches’ way of expressing themselves.

Here’s a peek at coaches Lea Salonga, apl.de.ap, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac over the weekend:


Excuse my French

Lea could have earned bashers anew for her “bleep-able moment” over Michael “Mitoy” Yonting’s rendition of Didith Reyes’ “Bakit Ako Mahihiya.”

Lea and Bamboo, who both turned their chairs, pled for Yonting to join their respective team.

Out of excitement, the Broadway singer mouthed a censored word in favor of Yonting.

“Bihira lang lumalabas sa bibig ko ang ganyan. Ang galing mo, ang galing mo. Naku, kung hindi mo 'ko pinili, iiyak ako,” she said, trembling.

In the end, Yonting chose Lea over Bamboo.


Boom, boom, pow!

Apl.de.ap is the only coach who turned the chair for Moira dela Torre, a 19-year-old voice artist from Makati City.

dela Torre is the sweet voice behind the McDonald’s commercial jingle “Hooray For Today.” Perhaps, this might be Sarah’s reason for turning her down, saying in jest “Kaya pala may conflict sa amin.”

The Black Eyed Peas member turned his chair while laughing (like a goon) at the last seconds of dela Torre’s acoustic and “angelic” version of Bamboo’s “Hallelujah.” The internationally-known rapper even grooved to her rendition of “Hooray For Today.”

“That performance was like boom, boom, pow!” he exclaimed.


Tears From Sarah

The pop star princess probably regrets turning her chair for Syrian-Filipino contestant Robert Cozma.

The 36-year-old man didn't get a nod from any of the coaches for his performance of Wency Cornejo’s “Habang May Buhay” though he did surprise them for being able to sing in and speak Tagalog fluently notwithstanding his Caucasian looks.

Sarah noted, “Meron lang po akong hinahanap na iba.”

But when he was asked to sing in English, he belted out Gary Valenciano’s version of “How Did You Know” (a Chiqui Pineda-original) for which he drew standing ovation and praises from four coaches and audience.

After his second performance, Sarah was seen wiping her tears, while Lea Salonga and apl.de.ap expressed regret. Unfortunately, it was too late for them to change their minds.


Where is Bamboo?

Bamboo, who shed tears over Lee Grane Maranan’s emotional performance last week, was quiet in the last two episodes. He didn't speak too much and often used gestures to commend.

The reason? “Pasensya na bro, wala na akong boses, paos na ako,” he said to Yonting.


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