The Voice of the Philippines: The battle so far

Team Bamboo’s Angelique Alcantara and Paolo Onesa, Team apl.de.ap’s Thor Dulay and Penelope Matanguihan, Team Sarah (Geronimo’s) Yuki Ito and Junji Arias and Team Lea (Salonga’s) Diday Garcellano and Kimpoy Mainit  are ready to advance to the next level, now that they’ve survived “The Voice of the Philippines’” most recent battle rounds.
 
Team Bamboo

Bamboo’s team had its first three-way battle on Saturday, August 3.

Angelique Alcantara, Nicole Parada and Deb Victa had a face-off as they performed Adele’s hit “Set Fire to the Rain.”  Angelique won the battle because she has “potential.”
 


Meanwhile, after his controversial decision of choosing Lee Grane last week, Bamboo made another surprise move.  He went against other judges’ choices and favored Paolo Onesa over father-and-son team Willy and Mark Cordovales.


“Moving forward with my team, malaki ang matutulong ko sa pipiliin ko na singer. So the winner of this battle for me, who I think is a gem and a dark horse in this competition, I'll go for Paolo,” Bamboo said.

His fellow mentor-judges – including guest judge Joey Ayala -- were more impressed with the Cordovaleses, whose stage presence while performing a duet of the “Panalangin”  was riveting.

“Yung joy ng puso talagang nakikita ko sa mag-ama. Kahit anong mangyari anong gabi, they really had a good time. So, I would give it to the Cordovaleses,” Lea said.
 
 
Team apl.de.ap

apl.de.ap rewarded 4-chair-turner Thor Dulay for his consistency in the battle round by allowing him (Thor) to advance  to the next round. Thor beat Sir Lord Lumibao in their performance of Boyz II Men’s hit song “I'll Make Love to You.”

 
The Fil-Am rapper also created a three-way-battle among Penelope Matanguihan, Moira dela Torre and Cara Manglapus, who performed “One Night Only” from the musical “Dreamgirls.”  It was Penelope who stood out for coach apl.de.ap.


“I'm proud of my dream bebots. Cara, you've come a long way. You took that risk. Moira, you're under the weather right now but you still pulled through. Penelope, you're always focused and on point,” apl.de.ap said.
 
Team Sarah

Despite a bout with sore throat, Yuki Ito triumphed over Kat Castro after they  performed the OPM classic “Baliw.”
 


“Yuki, nakaka-amaze na paos ka pero nahanapan mo ng paraan. Sabi nga ni Ms. Lea, 'Inangkin mo,'” Sarah said.
 
She had a hard time choosing between Junji Arias and Dave Lamar, who performed Queen’s hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
 


Lea described their battle as a “test of musicality and control.” Sarah wanted Junji and Dave to sing without a musical instrument. In the end, Sarah chose Junji.
 
“Talagang lumaban ka Dave and na-appreciate ko iyon.Gusto ko talagang makita kayo na gumalaw para patas ang laban. Pareho kayong magaling pero kailangan kong mamili,” Sarah said.
 
Team Lea

Diday Garcellano  bested  Japs Mendoza in their performance of Maroon 5’s “Daylight.”
 


Lea became emotional as she chose  between Taw Muhammad and Kimpoy Mainit, who performed a slow version of Usher’s “Without You.” Lea’s brother, guest judge Gerard Salonga said “both did well.”

 
In the end, Lea sided with fellow judges Sarah and Bamboo and chose Kimpoy.
 
“I was hurting watching this because I know I have to say goodbye to one of you. Whatever happens, you created one of the most magical moments in this TV show. But for what this competition needs and for how much inspiration you will provide, I’m going to choose Kimpoy,” Lea said.



Videos from The Voice of the Philippines YouTube channel


Also read:
Who got the boot in 'The Voice of the Philippines' 1st battle round?
Bamboo: No favoritism
The Voice of the Philippines: What team Bamboo has to offer
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