Sarah Geronimo leaving 'The Voice Kids PH'
MANILA, Philippines – Sarah Geronimo confirmed that she is no longer going to be coach for the upcoming 3rd season of The Voice Kids Philippines.
In an interview with ABS-CBN Monday, April 4, where she renewed her contract, Sarah said, "Sasabihin ko lang na gusto ko lang pong bumalik sa ASAP, talagang 'yung mag-concentrate naman sa growth ko bilang artist. Kasi I feel na bilang coach, parang lagi ko nga pong sinasabi na role-playing talaga 'yung pagiging coach.
(I just want to say that I want to return to ASAP because I really want concetrate on my growth as an artist. I feel that as a coach – it's like what I always say, that being a coach is like role-playing.)
"Yung para bang alam ko lahat, kapag nagbibigay ako ng opinion, para bang ang galing-galing ko. Medyo naghe-hesitate pa rin po ako doon," she said.
(It's as if I know everything when I give an opinion – as if I'm that great. I'm kind of hesitant about that.)
Sarah, along with Bamboo and Lea Salonga, have been coaches of the kids edition for the past two seasons. Sarah's young protegés Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto emerged as the winner and 1st runner-up of the first kids' edition, respectively.
Although she is not returning for the kids edition, Sarah said there is a possiblity that she may return for the future seasons of the show.
Sarah refused to reveal her replacement, but she had these words of advice for aspiring singers: "Ang mga bata naman basta para sa pangarap nila, sasasabak sila. I’m 100% sure na magugustuhan po ng mga tao kung sino man po ang uupo sa red chair.”
(Kids will do anything to achieve their dream. I'm 100% sure that the audience will like whoever will sit on that red chair.)
Regarding her future projects, Sarah said that doing teleseryes is not in her plans, but she hopes to do a movie, saying: "Hopefully po makakakuha ako ng pelikula na talagang mai-in love ako, mai-inspire akong gawin, hindi 'yung parang, 'Sige, gawin natin para lang may pelikula ka.' (Hopefully, I get to do a movie which I would love and be inspired to do, and not like 'Let's do a movie just for the sake of doing one.')" – Rappler.com