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.