Seven years ago, Lyca Gairanod won The Voice Kids, becoming the first grand winner of the reality singing competition.
Through her win, she was able to fulfill her dream of giving her family the kind of life she has always wanted for them.
Her win came with a new house located inside a subdivision.
But Lyca made a surprising revelation during an interview with ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Karen Davila where she shared why she decided to sell the house she won from The Voice Kids.
According to Lyca, she had to move back to Tanza, Cavite because her grandmother kept coming back to their old place.
“Marami rin pong memories sa napanalunang bahay. Pero para kay lola, gusto niya kami makasama kaso malayo po kami. Dinala namin siya doon (new house) pero umuwi. Ayaw niya po talaga doon,” she said.
Lyca, who decided to buy the house that they used to rent out back in the day, said she doesn’t see herself staying anywhere else.
“Nandito kaluluwa ko. Pilit niya kong binabalik,” she said.
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In the same vlog, Lyca addressed the comparison between the kind of success she has achieved and that of her fellow singer Darren Espanto after The Voice Kids.
In an interview with ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Karen Davila, Lyca said she never felt envious about whatever Darren has achieved in his career.
“Proud po ako kay Kuya Darren kung ano yung nararating niya,” she said.
Lyca said she thought Darren — who finished first runner-up — was going to win the competition considering how good he was at singing.
The 16-year-old singer couldn’t help but share how happy she is to have someone like Darren whom she said gives importance to her.
“Sobrang saya ko po kasi pinapahalagahan ni Kuya Darren kung ano meron ako. Deserving kaming lahat. Thankful ako si Kuya Darren ‘di ako pinabayaan,” she said.
Lyca also said she’s happy to have someone like Darren who understands her state in life.