The final showdown of "The Voice Kids" season 3 was aired live from Resorts World Manila on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The representative of all three teams performed two songs each - their duets with their coaches and upbeat numbers. Their power ballad performances will take place at the grand finals on Sunday.
The voting lines were opened after the performances, up until 12 midnight. Only one vote per SIM was allowed. On Sunday, the voting lines will be opened again right after the power ballad numbers, and that, combined with the votes from Saturday, will determine the season's grand champion.
The first to perform was Justin Alva of Kamp Kawayan. He sang Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" with his coach Bamboo Mañalac. They performed liked they were throwing lines at each other and Lea Salonga described it as "intense" while Sharon Cuneta said Justin seemed like a seasoned performer already.
Joshua Oliveros of FamiLea and his coach, the Broadway Diva, did Basil Valdez's "Nais Ko" which brought out the kid's vocal range. The emotions in his voice shone through, especially that it was a Tagalog song. Sharon commented about Joshua's good delivery and how it felt like the "grand finals" already. Bamboo, meanwhile, commended his smile and said it was a "great job."
Antonetthe Tismo of Team Sharon sang Apo Hiking Society's "Batang-bata Ka Pa" with her coach. It was quite emotional for the viewers because the video showing Sharon visiting Antonetthe's house under a bridge in Parañaque was shown before the performance. The megastar also said that she chose the song because she doesn't want the kid to forget that she's still a child despite the things she does (she works to help in her family's finances) for her family.
Coach Bamboo described Antonetthe and Sharon's duet as "nice and warm and sunny" while coach Lea said the young artist showed that she can also sing sweet and mellow songs.
The upbeat songs followed after the commercial break.
Antonetthe's rendition of Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud" could have been flawless if not for forgotten lyrics and failure to deliver that last note.
Justin's mash-up performance of "Monster/Lose Yourself" looked so young it was perfect for him. He sang and danced and owned the stage like a true performer.
Last to perform was Joshua with After Image's "Mangarap Ka." It showcased his high notes and his abilities to perform not just ballads but fast songs, as well.
Although there's still the power ballads on Sunday night, these Saturday performances could have already helped you decide who you want to be the grand champion of "The Voice Kids" season 3.
To vote, just type VOICE<space><Name of Artist> (Joshua, Justin or Antonet) and send to 2366 for all networks.
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