After the stunning success of The Voice Kids (TVK) Season 1 and The Voice franchise as a whole, it isn’t surprising that ABS-CBN is already laying the groundwork for the next batch of talented young singers in the country.
The reality singing competition is open to children between ages 7 to 13. Each kid shall prepare two to four songs in the audition. No need to bring tapes – the songs will be sung in a capella to better gauge the singing talent of the participants.
Auditions will be done in different Starmall branches, as per schedule:
March 15 – Starmall Alabang, 9 to 5 PM
March 15 – Starmall San Jose Del Monte, 9 to 5 PM
March 21 – Starmall EDSA-SHAW, 9 to 5 PM
March 25 – Starmall Las Piñas, 9 to 5 PM
March 29 – Starmall Prima Taguig, 9 to 5 PM
April 9 – Starmall Talisay
(The above dates are preliminary auditions, inviting talented young kids to put their best foot forward and get noticed. From there, the ABS-CBN reality show judges will be weeding out contestants and picking the best of the best for their team. No doubt, the audition is just part one of the long, gruelling – yet highly rewarding process of being the next grand champion of the The Voice Kids.
The Voice Kids Season 1’s winner, Lyca Gairanod, won a recording contract with one of the best in the industry today, her career currently enjoying a fast rise with MCA Universal.Along with that, she and her family are now enjoying their new home in Camella Tierra Nevada. Camella, the biggest homebuilder in the country, was one of the major sponsors of the show.
Additional prizes of Lyca include 1 million cash prize, a trust fund, home appliance and music showcases, and many more.
Even months after the airing of the TVK season 1, Lyca, and the other top contestants, namely, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo and Darlene Vibares, continues to make waves and creates their own mark in the local entertainment industry, a testament to the high publicity the show has garnered.According to Kantar Media, TVK Season 1 was the most-watched show nationwide in 2014, garnering an average rating of 34.5%.
Last season’s show was hosted by Luiz Manzano and Alex Gonzaga, and the second season promises the same setup. The team of judges in Season 1: Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, and Bamboo Mañalac may also be part of this successful show’s second season.
During its three-month run (May to July 2014), The Voice Kids dominated social media with the top contestants trending in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. More of the same are expected for Season 2 as judges embark on blind auditions and coach their picks to become better singers and performers in general.
The Voice Kids is based on a Dutch reality TV Show running under the same name. The Philippine reboot of the how will start airing soon after auditions. Stay updated for further TVK audition schedules.