Hearing “Domino” again on The Voice stage made Coach Lea remember Darren.
On the 6th Blind Auditions of The Voice of the Philippines Season 2
, Coach Lea Salonga admitted regret when she did not turn for Darren Espanto when he auditioned for The Voice Kids.
Coach Lea’s admission came after Alisah Bonaobra sang “Domino,” which was also Darren's audition piece. Coach Lea recounted that the last time she heard that song on stage was from The Voice Kids contestant from Canada and that Coaches Sarah and Bamboo turned for him. Coach Lea said, “Isa sa pagsisisi ko dito sa show na ‘to na hindi ko siya (Darren) inikutan, so pinagdasal ko ‘to (na) kung marinig ko yang kantang yan ulit I have to turn para no regrets.”
Not that it’s just the song that made Coach Lea turn for Alisah. Coach Lea also praised Alisah’s singing talent. “Ang galing mo!” she told Alisah. She also told Alisah, the 19 year-old sidewalk food vendor, that she would be a wonderful addition to Team Lea.
In the end though, Coach Lea’s wish was not granted because Alisah chose to be with Coach Apl.