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The Voice Kids prove they’re total performers with their all-in concert

The Voice Kids finalists take the stage in their first major concert.

Gary Ann Lastrilla

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12/09/2014 06:50 AM
The Voice Kids prove they’re total performers with their all-in concert
120914-tvk_main.jpgThe first major concert of The Voice Kids—featuring Lyca Gairanod, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo, Darlene Vibares, Edray Teodoro, and Tonton Cabiles—was successfully held last Saturday, December 6, at the Philippine International Convention Center Plenary Hall

The kids sang their signature songs for the opening production. Lyca performed “Basang Basa sa Ulan,” JK “Sway,” Edray “Tulak ng Bibig, Kabig ng Dibdib,” Tonton “Dance with My Father,” Darlene “Girl on Fire” and Darren “One Moment in Time.” Led by Lyca, they concluded with “Pangarap na Bituin.

Showing off their total performer skills, JK sang and danced to Pompeii’s “Bastille” while Darlene showed that she can definitely hit the high notes with “Tomorrow” from the musical, Annie.

Together with guest artist The Voice Season 1 grand champion Mitoy Yonting, Darren, JK, and Tonton sang  “Foolish Heart,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” respectively. Then all of them performed Magic’s “Rude.”

Afterwards, Lyca sang and danced to her coach Sarah Geronimo’s hit, “Ikot-Ikot Lang” while Darren sang his original song, “In Love Ako Sa ’yo” from his new self-titled album. He even went down the stage and took pictures with fans. 

Another guest artist from The Voice PH season 1, Klarisse de Guzman performed “What a Girl Wants” with the girls. Following her duet of the song “Rolling in the Deep” with Edray, Klarisse solo performed, “Diamonds” and later, was joined by the other girls in singing, “Domino.

Meanwhile, Darren and Darlene showed off their singing and dancing skills with “Animals” and “Break Free” respectively. Lyca sang her TVK blind auditions song, “Halik.” JK, however, cried as he sang, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.” He remembered his mother who died just before he got in to the singing contest. He even changed some of the lyrics such as “the son who can’t be moved.”

The kids also took a break from singing and danced a medley of “Bang Bang,” “Neon Lights” and “Shake It Off,” among others.

After Darren sang “What Makes You Beautiful,” a video montage showing his friendship with co-finalist Lyca was featured. According to Darren, he and Lyca would play together in the tablet and would even invite the others to join them. Lyca, on the other hand, said that Darren is like a brother to her. The two then sang, “Let It Go” from the animated film, Frozen. 

The kids also performed alongside the Jollibee mascot to “Maaga Ang Pasko” and invited kids to donate toys to the less fortunate through the Jollibee campaign.

Lyca, Darren, JK, and Darlene also performed Christmas songs included in their Christmas album. Lyca sang “Miss Kita Kung Christmas,” Darren sang “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” Darlene with “Joy to the World” and JK with “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” Rapper Basilyo also joined them and sang “Lord, Merry Christmas,” the Christmas version of his “Lord, Patawad.”

Sending a message to everyone through music, the guest artists joined the kids in singing a medley of songs such as “Heal the World,” among others. 

The Voice Kids All In concert concluded with Pharrell’s “Happy.”