The finals of "The Voice Kids Philippines" season 3 aired live from Resorts World Manila on Sunday, August 28, 2016, with the top three kids singing their power ballad songs for the votes of the viewers.
They already did two performances each during the Saturday night episode - duet with their coaches and upbeat numbers - and the voting lines were opened until 12 midnight. The votes they got last night will be added with the votes they will get when the voting lines are reopened tonight to determine the new grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3.
Here's a glimpse of the votes from last night:
T - 44.84%
V - 24.82%
K - 30.34%
On with the live show, it was FamiLea's Joshua Oliveros who took the stage first. A video shown before his performance revealed that he was able to meet his mother for the first time courtesy of the the show. That definitely helped in bringing out those emotions when he sang Yeng Constantino's "Salamat" which was a very heartfelt rendition.
Team Sharon's Antonetthe Tismo was the second to perform. Regine Velasquez's "Pangako" was arranged especially for the performance and it showcased the young artist's vocal range. Coach Sharon Cuneta even stood up with delight during the mid part of the performance and continued cheering for Antonetthe up until the end. The megastar's husband, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, and her daughters Frankie and Miel also gave the performance a standing ovation.
Justin Alva of Kamp Kawayan was the last to perform. He did a beautiful acoustic arrangement of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know?" and it was very heartfelt. Coach Lea Salonga even commented that Justin will definitely have a career whatever happens in the competition. His coach Bamboo Mañalac, however, said that he may have a career waiting for him but he's still very deserving to win.
The voting lines were re-opened after the performances. Voting lasted for a few minutes, for a whole commercial break, and was closed again before guests Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were introduced. The love team were promoting their movie "Barcelona: A Love Untold" which is showing September 14.
The grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3 will receive 1 million in cash and another 1 million in trust fund from H&M, a house and lot from Vista Land, and a recording contract, among others.
Garnering the highest number of combined text votes of 38.07%, FamiLea's Joshua Oliveros was named the grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3.
Here's the final tally of votes:
Joshua Oliveros - 38.07%
Justin Alva - 25.24%
Antonetthe Tismo - 36.69%
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