Vanjoss Bayaban named ‘The Voice Kids’ champ

Published November 4, 2019, 3:35 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

The 12-year-old Vanjoss Bayaban of coach Sarah Geronimo’s team dominated the vocal showdown in the latest season of “The Voice Kids” to become its grand champion on Nov. 3 at Resorts World Manila.

Vanjoss performs 'You Raise Me Up'

Vanjoss performs ‘You Raise Me Up’

Vanjoss Bayaban and coach Sarah Geronimo

Vanjoss Bayaban and coach Sarah Geronimo

'The Voice Kids' top three young artists Vanjoss, Carmelle, and Cyd

‘The Voice Kids’ top three young artists Vanjoss, Carmelle, and Cyd

Vanjoss, a native of Pangasinan, soared past his opponents with the highest combined percentage of text and online votes, 62.11%, beating coach Bamboo’s bet Carmelle Collado (24.74%) and coach Lea Salonga’s representative Cyd Pangca (13.15%).

In the two-day finals, Vanjoss wooed viewers by performing “Habang May Buhay” with coach Sarah, “Titanium” in the upbeat showstoppers round, and a towering version of “You Raise Me Up” for his power ballad.

Sunday’s finale also offered viewers an early holiday present as it brought together notable “The Voice of the Philippines, “The Voice Teens,” and “The Voice Kids” alumni Moira Dela Torre, Kyle Echarri, Elha Nympha, Jason Dy, Thor Dulay, Lala Vinzon, Jeremy Glinoga, and Morissette for a special performance of Christmas songs.