WATCH: 'Kakanin Diva' viral video star is now 3-chair turner on 'Voice Kids PH'
MANILA, Philippines – She's already impressed thousands with her talent as a vocalist, but 13-year-old Antonetthe Tismo, or the "Kakanin Diva," is now about to reach a much wider audience as part of Sharon Cuneta's team on the third season of The Voice Kids Philippines.
In the Sunday, June 5 episode of The Voice Kids, Antonetthe stunned judges with her blind audition, singing "Sayang na Sayang," popularized by Aegis.
All 3 immediately turned for her, but ultimately, she chose to join Sharon's team, saying, "Ikaw po ang napusuan ko." (My heart was drawn to you.)
The eldest of 5 siblings, Antonetthe, who lives with her family under a bridge in Parañaque City, previously appeared in a viral video back in 2014, which earned her the nickname "Kakanin Diva." In the video uploaded by her neighbor, she was asked to sing while she was selling kalamay, a sweet Filipino treat.
Watch her sing below:
The daughter of a construction worker, Antonetthe helps her family repack vegetables, sell street food, and assist cars parking at night. She told host Kim Chiu that her family was her inspiration.
Good luck to Antonetthe and the other kids competing this season! – Rappler.com
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