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Video: Jimboy Garcia, Darlene Vibares 3-chair turners on 'The Voice Kids' Philippines



Manila, Philippines - 'The Voice Kids' Philippines premiered on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with 2 in the first batch of contestants got the most awaited 3-chair turn from the judges.

Jimboy Garcia The Voice Kids

Jimlord "Jimboy" Garcia, who hails from Paniqul, sang Journey's "Faithfully" in the first Blind Auditions episode of ABS-CBN reality program impressed the judges Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac, and Lea Salonga and became the first 3-chair-turner.

Watch: The Voice Kids Blind Audition "Faithfully" by Jimboy (video)

Garcia's soaring voice immediately impressed Salonga, who was first to turn her chair. Manalac and Geronimo pressed their buttons as Garcia approached the higher notes of the popular tune.

"Lahat naman po kayo, magagaling na judges, kaya nga lang po isa lang po [ang puwedeng piliin]," Garcia said. "Ang pipiliin ko po ay si Coach Lea."

Meanwhile, 9-year-old Darlene Vibares, who hails from Antipolo City, also impressed all the judges with her rendition of Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire."

Watch: The Voice Kids Blind Audition "Girl on Fire" by Darlene (video)

Salonga, who was the last to press her button, wowed by Vibares' performance as the girl jumped repeatedly over the successful blind audition.

Vibares did not appear to hesitate with her decision to pick a coach "whose name starts with the letter L." The small "clue" got an elated response from Salonga, who approached Vibares on stage to hug her.

By the end of the pilot episode of "The Voice Kids," Salonga was able to recruit three young artists -- Garcia, 11-year-old Koko Luy, and 9-year-old Darlene Vibares.

Geronimo and Manalac, meanwhile, each scored one recruit. Thirteen-year-old Grazz Enriquez joined Team Bamboo, while 11-year-old twins JM and JC Urquico got into Team Sarah.

Watch: The Voice Kids Blind Audition "Born This Way" by Grazz

ReadComplete List: 18 artists of 'The Voice Kids' Philippines (Blind Auditions)

The return of 'The Voice' dominated online conversations on Saturday both in the Philippines and Worldwide trends.

"The Voice Kids," which is hosted by Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.