By Mary Ann A. Bautista
Bamboo never saw himself working in the music industry. He explains, “When I was a kid, I sang and got a little money out of it—but, it was never my dream. I was resistant to music.” Music found him, however—and grew on him.
A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out.
NBC says Gwen Stefani will be a coach on “The Voice” next season.
By Lea Salonga
“The Voice of the Philippines” and its baby sister show, “The Voice Kids,” are in the process of holding auditions for artists who want to join the competition. Kids will hold Blind Auditions (where they’ll be performing for the singers that will be their coaches—only three this time, not four) in March while the grown-ups will have theirs in June.
By Rito P. Asilo
The success of the local edition of “The Voice” is instructive in a lot of ways, so we’re happy that the popular talent search has released three compilation albums—featuring its Top 14, the Final Four, and big winner Mitoy Yonting—that celebrate talent over looks, and substance over flashy theatrics.