‘Voice Kids’ champ Lyca Gairanod to sing for Pope Francis


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‘Voice Kids’ champ Lyca Gairanod to sing for Pope Francis
This performance is a wish come true for the young singer

MANILA, Philippines The Voice Kids grand champion Lyca Gairanod is set to perform for Pope Francis at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 16. 

In an episode of Bandila, which aired Monday, January 12, the singer said she felt nothing but excitement aboutt this opportunity. “Sabi ko, ‘Hay salamat, totoo na yung wish ko na makakapunta kay Pope Francis.” said Lyca. 

(“I said, “Thank you, my wish to go to Pope Francis came true.”) 

She will sing “Tell The World of His Love,” the theme song of the World Youth Day celebrations which was held in the Philippines in 1995, an event which the late Pope John Paul II attended.

The song will be sung by Lyca during the Meeting of the Families event at the MOA Arena on January 16. (READ: FAQs: Pope Francis’ trip to the Philippines)

Aside from wanting a selfie with the Argentinian pontiff, she also wished for a blessing from him for her family. “Sana po bigyan niya po ng blessing ang pamilya ko po para malayo sa sakit.”

(“I hope he will bless my family so they will be protected from illness.”) 

Lyca Gairanod won against fellow finalist Darren Espanto on The Voice of the Philippines spinoff The Voice Kids. Both were coached by Sarah Geronimo. – Rappler.com

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