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Sarah Geronimo shares why she left The Voice: ‘May pressure to prove myself’

Sarah Geronimo admits she can’t wait to meet the new batch of aspiring singers this year.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/7/2017 7:00 AM
Sarah Geronimo shares why she left The Voice: ‘May pressure to prove myself’


030717-SarahGeronimo_PUSH.jpgWith her return to The Voice Teens this year, Sarah Geronimo revealed why she could not resist going back as a mentor in the popular singing competition. “Para sa lahat ng mga aspiring singers na katulad ko na pinagdaanan ko din yun, this is for them. Of course nung umpisa naging bahagi ako ng show dahil sa kanila pero may pressure to prove myself. Everybody sinu-scrutinize, ‘Si Sarah may [kakayahan] ba yan mag-coach?’ ganyan, ganyan. Na-pressure din ako pero this time ayoko masyado ma-pressure dun. Siyempre hindi mo matatanggal yun,” she shared.

This year, Sarah said she will be on the lookout for a different kind of singer. “Well siyempre new sound. Pero sa past seasons na ginawa namin hindi talaga maiiwasan yung katulad nito, may impluwensiya nito, kasi normal yun. Talagang pinagdaanan natin yan at yan.

“Gusto ko talaga makahanap ng may originality, yung hindi takot maging iba. Sa klase kasi ng kumpetisyon like The Voice, it’s not about the song pero malaking factor din yung song choice. Lagi niyong naririnig paro totoo eh. Kailangan maganda yung kanta, may impact and at the same time, I’m sure mag-a-agree din yung mga fellow coaches natin na si coach Bamboo, coach Lea at coach Sharon na i-explore naman natin yung musicality ng isang artist. Hindi lang dapat nakakahon sa magaling ka na singer dahil magaling kang bumirit o malakas yung boses mo. Lumalawak din yung kaalaman ng mga Pilipino sa diversity ng music,” she explained.

As for looking for her heir apparent on The Voice, Sarah discourages this kind of thinking. “Hindi ako naniniwala sa ganun eh. kasi everybody’s unique in their own way. May iba’t ibang galing at talento ang bawat tao,” she insisted.

During her own journey as a 14-year-old aspiring singer in Star For A Night, Sarah remembered the kind of training her parents gave her. “Hindi naman ako katulad ni Ms. Charice Pempengco na talagang dumadayo, kontisera atsaka suking-suki sa mga singing contest. Siguro may mga ilan-ilan akong barangay singing contest na sinalihan. May talo, may panalo din. Kung paano ako trinain ng parents ko, pinagdaanan din namin yun ng daddy ko sa drum, ginaya namin yung training ni Ms. Regine (Velasquez). Ano kasi kami teamwork eh. Si daddy siya yung talagang singer sa pamilya namin so siya yung nagtuturo sa akin sa pagkanta. Si mama more of sa damit, sa song choice, showmanship (laughs),” she recalled.

Even though she admitted they were strict on her, Sarah said it was all for her own good. “Medyo (strict sila). Pero gusto ko rin talaga. Nung maliit ako talagang ako yung babangon para mag-practice, manuod ng mga music videos, mga concerts sa videos. VHS pa yun malaking tape, Betamax, ganun,” she added.

When the time comes when she will have her own kids, Sarah shared how she plans to guide them. “Siyempre i-ga-guide ko pa rin yung anak ko pero importante na i-acknowledge ko kung ano yung gusto ng anak ko talaga. Baka may konting ganun kasi ganun ako pinalaki ng mga magulang ko. Pero dapat aware ako na hindi ko masyado didiktahan yung anak ko. Kailangan makita ko kung ano yung personalidad niya talaga, kung ano talaga yung passion niya at gusto niya, ganun,” she explained.

The Popstar Princess also gave some advice for the stage parents of the contestants on The Voice Teens. “Wala naman akong masyadong kaalaman diyan kasi hindi pa rin naman ako magulang. Balanse lang. Siyempre habang maliit yung mga anak natin kailangan yung guidance talaga ng mga magulang pero importante na pakinggan din natin yung anak natin. Obserbahan kung ano ba talaga yung nakakapagpasaya sa kanila. Kasi minsan bata pa lang alam na nila yung gusto nila. Para sa akin pag naging magulang ako, as early as possible, suportahan ko na siya kung ano yung gusto niya,” she said.