Toni Gonzaga to Host ‘The Voice of the Philippines,’ Sarah Geronimo is One of the Judges
February 10, 2013 by ABS-CBN
Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga is officially the host of The Voice of the Philippines, the country’s edition of the worldwide hit singing competition The Voice. Sarah Geronimo, on the other hand, will serve as one of the four judges/mentors.
“It’s a singing competition with a different concept. We will showcase the best singers in the Philippines like you’ve never seen them before,” Toni shared to give viewers a glimpse on what to expect on her new show.
One of the most sought after and most bankable hosts in the country today, Toni became the face of reality shows Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy and among the hosts of noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey, and showbiz talk shows Entertainment Live and The Buzz. Apart from that, she is also a versatile television and movie actress, certified recording star, sold-out concert performer, covergirl, and credible product endorser.
Toni will be the Pinoy counterpart of Carson Daly who hosts the more popularly known US edition of The Voice with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton as celebrity coaches.
The Voice is a unique singing competition where auditions are based solely on vocal ability. In the first stage called the “blind auditions,” all four coaches must listen to the artist without facing him or her and must press their respective buttons if they want the artist to be part of the team they will mentor. Hitting the button will also trigger the coach’s chairs to swivel so that the coach can finally see the face behind the voice.
The coaches get to choose the contestants to form their respective teams. They will then dedicate themselves to develop their singers via mentoring and will pit two of their own team members in the second round called the “battle rounds.”
After the vocal face-off, the coach must then choose who among the singers will advance. Those who will survive in the battle rounds will proceed to the third stage— the live performance shows— wherein viewers can save them from elimination by voting.
In the end, each coach will have one star artist left to compete against the other team’s finalists and the last one standing will be named “The Voice of the Philippines.”
Unlike other ABS-CBN-produced talent shows such as Pilipinas Got Talent and The X Factor Philippines, contestants of “The Voice of the Philippines” can make it through the different rounds mostly because of their vocal ability.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN has released a statement last February 6 saying that Sarah Geronimo will be one of the judges/mentors of “The Voice of the Philippines” (CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE). The three other judges/mentors are set to be revealed in the coming days.
Let the voice of the Philippines be heard! For audition details like the show’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheVoiceABSCBN or follow @TheVoiceABSCBN on Twitter.