Direk Laurenti Dyogi Chooses To Invest On Prime Coaches Rather Than On The Set Of "The Voice Of The Philippines"Director Laurenti Dyogi admitted that he is also not happy with the set design and lightning of "The Voice Of The Philippines," the singing reality show that premiered on June 15 on ABS-CBN. It was a franchise from the US and UK versions.
Although the reality show is rating well against its rivals, fans of the show kept on comparing the set design and lightning of "The Voice Of The Philippines" with that of "The Voice" franchises in UK and US. Dyogi admitted they preferred to invest in hiring top-caliber coaches such as Lea Salonga and Apl de Ap rather than spend so much money on the set.
"Wala sa katiting ang budget namin compared sa kanila plus syndication revenues for them. We concentrate on content na lang. Its our 1st naman."
At least for now, Dyogi wanted to spend more money on scouting for artists and hiring premiere coaches.
Fans are also comparing its set design with that of "The Voice" franchises in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Even compared with those Southeast Asian countries, "The Voice of the Philippines" seemed to be lacking.
"Went to Bangkok, agree they have nicer set! But we decided to allot our limited resources for coaches and artists search."
The coaches of "The Voice of the Philippines," which include international singers Salonga and Apl de Ap, as well as local artists Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Manalac, will apparently compensate for the lack of a grand setup.
Dyogi said they still consider the reality singing show a success since a lot of advertisers have already bought airtime during the show's gaps. He apologized to one fan who complained about the commercials. The director said it is not always the case that advertisers scramble to support a program like "The Voice of the Philippines."
Dyogi said the franchise owners approved the set and the lightning of the show, and that it would have to do for now.
"Our set has approval from the franchise owners. Wala kaming laban sa pintas about our set! Noted and taken! But we have to live with that for now."