MANILA, Philippines –Karla Estrada, mother of teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla, was hopeful that she would make it on the roster of contestants of the ABS-CBN reality singing show “The Voice of the Philippines.”
Estrada, however, failed to turn a single chair from “The Voice” judges Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac, and apl.de.ap.au. during the show’s blind auditions.
Salonga said that Estrada’s rendition of “What’s Up” by 4 No Blondes was good,” but that the judges were “looking for something na hindi namin ma-describe (that we cannot describe). ‘Yung mapapatalon ka talaga at mapapapindot sa button (The kind that makes you really jump and press the button.)”
Despite not making it into the show Estrada aid that her experience on “The Voice” was a dream come true, for a “kontesera (contest joiner)” such as herself.
Estrada, who shared that she strated joining isnging contests at the age of nine-years-old, said: “Gusto ko talaga, pangarap ko talaga na sumali sa ‘The Voice’ dahil kontesera ako. Itong competition na ito, ito na ‘yung height ng singing contests for me na kailangan kong matupad na salihan (It was really my desire, my dream to join ‘The Voice’, because I am a ‘contest joiner’. This competition, this for me is the height of singing contests that I had to fulfill my dream to join it.)”
Geronimo recognized Estrada’s passion for singing, and commended the former actress for her “ inspiring “ effort.
“What you did was just inspiring. Yung dedication n’yo, yung passion n’yo sa music, yung humility ninyo para talagang sumali sa competition at maging ready sa kung anuman ang magiging resulta (Your dedication, your passion for music, your humility to join this contest and be ready for whatever the result would be.),” Geronimo said.
Estrada was a movie star in the ‘90’s. Her most recent television appearances include roles in “Galema, Anak ni Zuma” and “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.”