ABS-CBN's THE VOICE of the PHILIPPINES:♪ ♬ ✌ Let Your Voice Be Heard! ✌ ♪ ♫: STUDIO 2
The Voice of the Philippines is a Filipino reality television singing competition of the television network ABS-CBN which in turns based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol as part of The Voice franchise. The show will be hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Robi Domingo, and Alex Gonzaga. Bamboo Mañalac, Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, and Apl.de.ap will serve as the four coaches and the judging panel of the show.
The Voice of the Philippines is the fourth national franchise in the Southeast Asian region after The Voice of Vietnam, The Voice Thailand, and The Voice Indonesia.
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo
On February 6, 2013, singer and talk show host Sarah Geronimo was announced as the first coach on The Voice of the Philippines. On February 6, 2013, singer and talk show host Sarah Geronimo was announced as the first coach on The Voice of the Philippines. At the same time, the network announced that her weekly show Sarah G. Live, was due to air its final episode on Sunday, February 10. ABS-CBN Corporation head Bong R. Osorio said, "Sarah Geronimo moves on to fulfill other commitments." He added that "Sarah is also busy filming her upcoming Star Cinema movie with John Lloyd Cruz, and is set to go on a Sarah G concert worldwide".
Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac
On February 10, 2013, during an appearance on the last episode of Sarah G. Live, Bamboo Mañalac hinted that he would be working with the talk show host after they both finished performing a production number together. On February 14, 2013, ABS-CBN aired a promotional plug during the airtime of the pre-primetime television drama Kahit Konting Pagtingin, confirming Bamboo Mañalac's stint in the show as coach and judge. In an interview made by ABS-CBN News, Mañalac provided a statement regarding his stint on the show, "I'm ready to be a coach. There's a time for everything and this is it." He further added, "I'm looking for a singer who is open to other kinds of genre and is willing to learn more about music."
On February 17, 2013, ABS-CBN aired a plug teaser for the third coach. The coach, who is a female, was tagged as "The voice that conquered the world." The third coach was rumored to be Lea Salonga, a world renowned theater actress who had appeared in Miss Saigon, Les Misérables on Broadway, and was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with Disney on Aladdin, and Mulan movies.
The teaser strongly resembles Salonga. Salonga was also been rumored to host the show last October 2012, but was later debunked since Toni Gonzaga was announced as the host along with the show's media correspondent, Robi Domingo.
On the night of February 19, 2013, Lea Salonga confirmed her stint as an official coach in the show via her official Twitter account. In the same night, ABS-CBN later confirmed Salonga's role on the show.
“I was very interested in ‘The Voice’s’ format, having seen the show in the US and really enjoying it. I’m a fan,” Salonga told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview. As Salonga had some commitments locally and abroad, ABS-CBN was able to do some adjustments and finalize her work schedule in order to include her job in the local version of The Voice.
After Salonga's confirmation, there has been strong rumors that the fourth coach will be Allan Pineda who is more popularly known as Apl.de.ap. Apl.de.ap is a Filipino-American rapper and member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas. During an interview made by The Huffington Post on 2012, Apl.de.ap stated that he has plans on launching his own talent show in the Philippines. "I've been working myself up to do it because I'm not used to being on TV everyday... I've been offered a show for next year," he revealed.
On March 1, 2013, ABS-CBN has confirmed that they are in the final stages of negotiating with the management of Apl.de.ap to become its fourth and last official coach of the show.
On March 7, 2013, it was announced through ABS-CBN's entertainment website, Push, that Apl.de.ap will sit as the fourth coach. On an article posted in the network's official website dated March 20, 2013, Apl.de.ap is slated to do the initial promotional plug with TFC London and is scheduled to arrive in Manila by April to meet and work with the three other coaches and the rest of the show's team.
His promotional television plug was aired on March 27, 2013 right after TV Patrol. He was dubbed as The voice that ruled the worldwide music chart.
In an interview made by ABS-CBN News, Apl admitted that it was will.i.am, Pineda's friend and co-member in The Black Eyed Peas, that encouraged him to accept the coaching stint in The Voice of the Philippines. Will.i.am is also a coach on The Voice UK along with Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, and Jessie J.
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