'The Voice of the Philippines' Season 2 pilot soars high in TV Ratings

    MANILA, Philippines – The pilot episode of the much-awaited Season 2 of "The Voice of the Philippines" has soared high in the national TV ratings. Viewers tuned in to watch the first batch of new hopefuls sing to try to turn the chairs of coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga.

    "The Voice of the Philippines" Season 2 Tammy, Jannet, Tanya and Kokoi

    According to Kantar Media, the vocal competition premiere episode last Sunday (October 26) recorded a national TV rating of 28.3%, or nine points higher than its rival program “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” (17.2%).

    Posts about the artists and the coaches also flooded on social networking site Twitter, with the official hashtag #TheVoicePHisBack topping the list of the trending topics in the Philippines and worldwide.

    So far, each coach has already enlisted one artist on their respective teams. Balladeer Tammy Pavino chose coach Lea, while police officer Jannet Cadayona officially got in the competition when coach Apl turned around for her. But what really brought the house down and had the coaches losing their minds were the performances of the season’s first four-chair turner and rocker Tanya Diaz, who picked coach Bamboo, and another four-chair turner and the ‘reggae tatay of Bacolod’ Kokoi Baldo, who joined Team Sarah.

    Also stealing the scene was coach Bamboo look-alike Bryan Babor, who surprised the judges with his singing voice that sounded exactly like his idol’s. Even though he didn’t make it past the blind auditions, Bryan got his wish to have a duet with coach Bamboo.

    Don’t miss the continuation of the blind auditions in the top-rating and Twitter-trending “The Voice of the Philippines” Season 2 next Sunday (Nov 2), 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN.


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