MANILA, Philippines - The search for the next singing superstar is back as The Voice of the Philippines returns to ABS-CBN this summer.
This year, it will launch the highly-anticipated The Voice Kids, featuring kids aged eight to 14 with the most unique and supreme singing voices.
Sitting again as coaches are Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga. It will be hosted by Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga.
The Voice of the Philippines raised the bar of singing competitions by focusing on vocal supremacy, not the looks or the backstories of the artists. Its first season also elicited excitement among audiences with its world-class production and riveting storytelling of the journey of both the artists and coaches.
Season one produced Mitoy Yonting of Team Lea, who proved to be a first-class vocal talent that can compete in the global arena.
The Philippine adaptation of the popular international TV franchise turned out to be highly-successful, engaging audiences on-air, online and on mobile as it constantly won the ratings game, dominated social media and rallied viewers to vote for their voice of choice week after week.
The showâ€™s unique format appealed to Filipino viewers, especially its blind auditions, where hopefuls auditioned by singing on stage with the coaches facing against them.
It not only saw the artists competing, but also the coaches who battled each other in picking artists, and when their respected teams delivered the best performances during the live shows leading to the finale.