MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN revealed on Valentine’s Day that Bamboo (photo) is taking a seat in one of the four swiveling chairs as a coach in the highly-anticipated singing competition The Voice of the Philippines joining Sarah Geronimo.
As a coach, the rock star will guide and mentor contestants who will be part of his team and will strive to hone their skills to the fullest so that, in the end, one of them will emerge as grand winner and be named “The Voice of the Philippines.”
From being a frontman of bands Rivermaya and Bamboo to becoming an award-winning solo artist, Bamboo accepted the project because he felt this is the right moment for him to pass on what he knows about music to a new breed of Pinoy music artists.
“I think I am very much ready to coach. There is a time for everything and I believe this is my time,” he said.
When asked what kind of artists he would like to coach, Bamboo quipped, “I’ve been listening to rock for a long time but I also listen to other genres from rock to pop to folk to everything. I want someone who is open to all kinds of music; someone who is willing to listen and willing to learn.”
Do you think your voice have what it takes to impress Bamboo? Get the chance to join his team by auditioning through various ways and platforms.
Log on now to www.thevoice.abs-cbn.com and let your voices be heard online by uploading a video of yourself singing a cappella until Feb. 19. Auditionees must have Filipino ancestry and must be 16 years of age by June of this year. No minus one, background tracks or musical instruments can be used in the audition video. Hopefuls can also provide a video link of their performances from YouTube, Vimeo or other video-sharing sites as long as it follows the said guidelines.
On-ground auditions will also take place in Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Cebu on Feb. 23; in General Santos, Zamboanga, Cagayan De Oro, and Davao on March 2; and in Palawan, Laoag, Naga, Legazpi, Baguio, Dagupan, and Manila on March 9.
Go to www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn on Facebook or follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter to know about the nationwide audition schedules. Watch out for The Voice of the Philippines, hosted by Toni Gonzaga, coming soon on ABS-CBN.