“The Battles” in the voice teens Philippines continues.
Last week was the first battle rounds of the competition. The first battle was with the team Sarah, Ivan Navares vs Johann Ramirez. Ivan was picked and will continue on to the next round. Johann was unfortunately out.
Another 2 artists that performed were Sophia vs Daryl from Team Sharon Sharon picked Daryl. Sophia was eliminated.
Another 2 artists from Team Bamboo also performed, Bea vs Fritzy Bamboo picked Bea Team Sarah did “steal” Fritzy for her team.
Yesterday, 2 artists from Team Sarah performed, Erica vs. Nisha they sang ‘Nothing Compares To You’. Sarah Picked Nisha. Erica was eliminated (scroll to watch).
Other artists from Team leah performed, Clark vs. Chan they sang ‘ In the End’ Leah picked Chan (scroll to watch).
From Team Bamboo artists, Jem vs. Jouie Anne sang Pag-ibig/Masaya. Bamboo picked Jem (scroll to watch).
Heather vs. Jeremy sang ‘Sana Maulit Muli’ from team Sharon. Sharon picked Jeremy. There was a ‘steal’, Heather will continue to the next level of the competition with the Team Bamboo (scroll to watch).
Heather and Jeremy both did an amazing job in the battle round. But honestly, I would have picked Heather considering that it was a Tagalog song. Tagalog is not her first language. Jeremy grew up in the States however both parents are Filipinos and he had been singing Tagalog songs i.e. in the blinds he sang a Tagalog song too.
I guess, when you are a foreigner singing a Tagalog ‘emotional song’ you have to squint your eyes and make faces (deformed like) so they can say you are expressing emotion of the song although you are just trying to hit the notes right.
Stages of the Competition:On-ground and the producers' auditions:
The first stage is the producers' auditions (not shown). In The Voice Teens, ABS-CBN headed by their regional partners nationwide and abroad conduct the "Unseen Auditions."
At this stage, there will be different judges that will use the power of media to conduct three types of screening; radio auditions, online auditions and on-ground auditions where the team will travel in and out of the country to find the best of the best to participate in the next set of auditions, "The Blind Auditions."
The Blind auditions:
Artists will be given a minimum of 90 seconds to sing their audition piece. The official coaches of the show will be sitting on a chair facing away from the stage and artist. The coaches will only judge by the power, clarity, type and uniqueness of the artists singing capability. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button on their chair that will turn the chair around to face the artists for the first time.
If a coach turns for an artist, that artist will be included in his/her team. If more than one coach turns around, an artist will pick his coach. If no coach turns, his/her journey ends momentarily (can still try to audition next time).
Each of the coaches will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round.
There is a new addition in this competition is the Blind Blinds. The stage is covered with a curtain and will only be dropped after his/her performance.
We are currently at his stage of the competition:"The Battles," (vocal showdown) a pair of artists in the team will be given a song together. They are mentored and developed by their respective coach in the process. An artist that can impress the coach will continue to compete for the next round.
For the losing artists there is still another hope. Another coach can steal you for her/his team. In this twist, a coach can steal two artists during the Battles.
Each artist will pick a song to sing and will compete within their teams. The Coaches will pick the 6 best artists in the team for the Live show.
The "Live shows" is where the remaining artists per team perform in front the coaches, audience and Live Broadcast. Each artist will be given a song to sing for a chance to advance to the finals.
During the first two Live shows, each coach will pick three of his/her artists in a head-to-head battle to win the public's vote. The voting results are announced on the same night as the live shows. The coaches have the power to save one artist that had not received the public's vote that week. The artist not chosen by their coach will be eliminated from the competition.
At the end of the first two Live shows, only four artists per team will proceed. From the third and fourth live shows, the public and the coaches will have equal share of power on which artist would advance to the final four, with each team being represented by one remaining artist. During the finals, the winner will only be decided upon by the public through different platforms.
The artist of the competition that will received most votes will be crowned as The Voice teen.
June 10, 2017
Erika vs. Nisha - Nothing Compares To You
Clark vs. Chan - In The End
Jem vs. Jouie Anne - Pag-ibig/Masaya
Heather vs. Jeremy - Sana Maulit Muli
June 11, 2017:
Arlene & Kathleen vs. Arisxandra - You
Carlos vs. DJ - Cold Water
Fatima vs. Shell - Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon
Christy vs. Mica - Ave Maria