"The Voice PH" Season 2 Starts On October 26The second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" will premiere on October 26 at 8:30PM. A new batch of Filipino artists will hope to get their shot at being named the country's "The Voice" grand champion.
International star Apl de Ap will once again be a part of the talent search. He was absent from coaching-mentoring young artists during "The Voice Kids PH," wherein Lyca Gairanod won.
Also back as coaches-mentors are Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga. The show will be hosted by Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga, with Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga as the V-Reporters.
Toni said she's excited to see the four coaches-mentors coming back for the show. "The Voice" is close to her heart because they get to discover a lot of talents in one season.
As for Luis, he said the show will bring him a different experience because he won't just be hosting from the studio, but also traveling around the country to invite artists to join the show.
Luis, who hosted "The Voice Kids," said that the show proves the innate talents of Filipinos in music. This season, he was able to meet contestants even before they took the stage for the blind auditions. He has gotten to know their dreams and aspirations.
This season, the four coaches-mentors will be tasked to complete a 14-member team. It will also introduce the "steal" function, which means a coach can steal a losing artist from another team during the Battle Rounds. If two or more coaches wanted to steal the artist, he/she would have to choose which team he/she wants to transfer to.
Robi said the "steal" function would add spice to the season, and there will surely be a more intense competition among the coaches-mentors. He also revealed that there are a lot of "great singers" this season.
On the other hand, Alex joked that she is also a good singer like the other artists in "The Voice." She just hasn't gotten her big break yet because she is focused on her acting, hosting and writing career.
As a tease for the viewers, the show released two videos of blind performances showing a policewoman singing "Tukso" and a female rocker belting out "What About Love."
The new season is slated to represent all kinds of artists from different backgrounds--a nurse, bus vendor, a farmer, a chemist, a Zumba instructor and a former recording artist.