MANILA, Philippines – The Voice Kids Philippines season 3 grand finals ended with Joshua Oliveros of Team Lea winning the grand prize.
But what happened during the two-day live grand finals at Resorts World Manila? Here's a rundown.
On Day 2 of the finale, held on Sunday, August 28, the kids jumped right into their final performances.
First up was Joshua, from Team Lea, singing "Salamat."
Before he went up onstage, Lea said in a pre-taped video feature: "May something itong batang 'to (This kid has something), something that I will not be able to teach." Joshua had heart, she said.
After Joshua sang, Coach Sharon agreed with Lea, adding, "Joshua, anumang mangyari ngayon, nakuha mo na ang puso naming lahat." (Joshua, no matter what happens tonight, you already have our hearts.)
Next up was the only female finalist, Coach Sharon's Antonetthe Tismo, singing "Pangako."
Antonetthe got a standing ovation for her performance, with Sharon telling her afterwards: "Medyo disappointed ako kagabi. Pero binawi mo times two ngayong gabi." (I was a little disappointed last night. But you made up for it twofold tonight.)
Last to perform was Justin Alva from Bamboo's team, with "How Will I Know."
Justin didn't make it past the audition stage in season 2, and in the pre-performance feature, Bamboo said that he's carried a lot of baggage from that. "You have to have faith in you," Bamboo said to Justin.
"Sabi ko sa kanya hindi ko siya titigilan hanggang ma-reach niya ang goal niya na manalo sa show na 'to," added Bamboo.
(I told him that I won't stop until he reaches his goal of winning this show.)
After he sang, coach Lea told him, "Justin, you know what what, whatever happens, you have shown with your voice and with your heart, guaranteed may career ka na talaga (You really have a career already)."
Bamboo agreed, and added, "Guaranteed, but deserving to win this season... 'pag kumanta ka, ang sakit eh, ramdam na ramdam ko ang pagkanta mo (when you sing, it hurts, I can really feel your emotions when you sing)."
Before the winner was announced, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla sang a rendition of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us." The two invited their fans to watch their upcoming movie, Barcelona, too.
Joshua was then announced the winner of season 3 – coach Lea's first win on The Voice Kids Philippines.
She told Joshua before he was announced the winner, "Kahit anumang mangyari ngayong gabi, dapat hindi mo makalimutan lahat ng tinuro namin sa'yo."
(Whatever happens tonight, you shouldn't forget everthing that we taught you.)
The grand finals of The Voice Kids Philippines season 3 kicked off on Saturday, August 27, with the Top 3 giving everything they had to become this season's winner. (IN PHOTOS: Emotional 'Voice Kids PH' Top 3 reveal)
Coach Bamboo's Justin was up first. Before the performance, a video of Bamboo visiting Justin's home in Lucena was shown. There, Justin even showed Bamboo how to skateboard.
Sinamahan ni Coach Bamboo si Justin na umuwi ng Lucena upang maki-saya sa Niyugniyugan Festival. Abangan ang performances ni Justin ngayong weekend sa The Voice Kids Finale! A photo posted by TheVoicePH (@abscbnthevoice) on Aug 25, 2016 at 3:52am PDT
Justin and Bamboo then performed the song "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes on stage. After the performance, Lea told Justin: "That was something. That was intense. Whenever it's Bamboo, it's always gonna be intense. Ang maganda Justin, minamatch mo rin 'yung intensity niya. Maganda 'yung naging performance mo. (What's good, Justin, is that you matched his intensity. Your performance was good.)"
Sharon, meanwhile, described Justin as a "seasoned performer."
"Ang galing ng performance mo (Your performance was so great). And I'm still in love with you," she said.
Next up was Lea's team, with Joshua performing. In a pre-taped feature, Lea stopped by to visit Joshua and his father in Marikina. There, Lea got to know more about Joshua and his dad's life after he left Antique.
Sinamahan ni Coach Lea si Joshua sa pagbalik nya sa dating tinirhan sa Marikina. Kahit sa barracks lang sa isang construction site ay nagpursige si Joshua na sumali sa mga singing contests dito sa Maynila. Abangan ang performances ni Joshua this weekend! A photo posted by TheVoicePH (@abscbnthevoice) on Aug 25, 2016 at 2:33am PDT
Joshua then sang with Lea "Nais Ko", a song written by Ryan Cayabyab.
Bamboo commended Joshua for his performance, saying smiling helped him during the song.
Sharon's kid Antonetthe was the last to perform in the first round, singing the song, "Batang-bata Ka Pa" with the Megastar. Before the performance, Sharon was shown visiting Antonetthe's family in a pre-taped video.
Coach Sharon dinalaw si Antonetthe sa kanilang tinitirhan sa ilalim ng tulay sa may Tambo, Parañaque. Abangan ang performances ni Antonetthe this weekend! A photo posted by TheVoicePH (@abscbnthevoice) on Aug 25, 2016 at 4:04am PDT
Bamboo congratulated Antonetthe for her performance. "That was such a nice, warm, sunny performance. Ang sarap lang pakinggan talaga (It was just so nice to listen to)," he said.
Lea, meanwhile, said she was happy to see another color in Antonetthe's voice.
In round 2, the kids had to perform solo. First up was Antonetthe, who did her version of "Let's Get Loud."
This was followed by Justin, who did a mashed up version of "Monster" and "Lose Yourself."
Last to perform for the night was Joshua, who sang "Mangarap Ka".
After the second round, the hosts – Luis Manzano, Kim Chiu, and Robi Domingo then announced that voting had officially opened. Only one vote was allowed per sim, with another round of voting held on Sunday, August 27.
What did you think of season 3 of The Voice Kids Philippines? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com