Gringo’s daughter is ‘Voice PH’ second ‘4-chair-turner’

By , on November 3, 2014


Kai and dad Gringo Honasan.  The Voice PH photo posted by Kai Honasan on her Facebook page, with the caption: "Welcome to your new life as my Mommy Dionisia, my Papa Beyoncé and my Mama Swift. Thank you for waiting for hours during my audition (along with Lara and Jim.) The chairs turned and now we're about to have a lot of fun in #KampKawayan. Love you pops, pwede nang huminga."
Kai and dad Gringo Honasan. The Voice PH photo posted by Kai Honasan on her Facebook page, with the caption: “Welcome to your new life as my Mommy Dionisia, my Papa Beyoncé and my Mama Swift. Thank you for waiting for hours during my audition (along with Lara and Jim.) The chairs turned and now we’re about to have a lot of fun in #KampKawayan. Love you pops, pwede nang huminga.”

MANILA – Kai Honasan, 25-year-old singer, classical pianist, ukulele player, and youngest daughter of Senator Gringo Honasan, has become the second “four-chair turner” contestant during the blind auditions of the second season of The Voice Philippines. The first to achieve this was rocker, Tanya Diaz, on the show’s pilot episode.

Honasan impressed the judges with her distinct singing voice, as she performed her own unique rendition of Katy Perry’s hit, “Teenage Dream” with ukulele accompaniment on the show’s episode on Sunday.

All four coaches turned their chairs for Honasan, with Sarah Geronimo sounding her buzzer even before the song ended.

“Kai, ‘yung klase ng style, hindi the usual na bumibirit, powerful ‘yung voice, pero, ‘yun ‘yung kailangan natin eh. Gusto kong yakapin ‘yung chance na ‘yun na i-angat ka naman, ‘yung mga artist na tulad mo. Sana bigyan mo ako ng chance,” Geronimo said.

“Yung song na ‘yan kasi, napaka-familiar sa lahat nang mga nandito ngayon. So, you sat there with a ukulele, and it was just perfection. Maganda eh, malamig, malamig pakinggan. ‘Yung boses mo, masarap sa tenga. So sana ‘yung team ko ‘yung piliin mo,” Lea Salonga said.

“Kai, i just want to say, your voice is, there’s nobody like it. I like you to be on my team,” apl.de.ap told Honasan.

“Who has been crazy enough, brave enough, to bring artists like yourself forward to battles, forward to the semis. People say, ‘Hindi ‘to bumabagay, it doesn’t fit sort of a spectrum.’ Sa akin, it doesn’t matter. Ako, it’s about artistry, it’s about growth over prize. Ako lang, I think I’ll be a good coach, right, Dad?” Bamboo said.

At the end of it all, Honasan decided to go with Team Bamboo, expressing her feelings that she and Bamboo are from the same world.