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Fil-Am gets standing ovation from ‘The Voice’ coaches

/ 05:36 PM October 02, 2014

Katriz Trinidad. SCREENGRAB from The Voice YouTube Account

Katriz Trinidad. SCREENGRAB from The Voice YouTube Account

MANILA, Philippines—From the same California city which brought Jessica Sanchez to the world, a new Filipino-American singer is raring to make headlines on the world stage.

Fifteen-year-old Filipino-American Katriz Trinidad had three out of four coaches turned their chairs during her blind audition in the Emmy award-winning United States reality singing show “The Voice.”


Katriz Trinidad, who hailed from Chula Vista, California, got a standing ovation from Blake Shelton, Pharell Williams, and Gwen Stefani for her rendition of Etta James’ song “At Last.”


The only coach who did not turn his chair for Trinidad was Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5.

Pharell Williams, the music producer and artist behind the hit song “Happy,” was the first to woo Trinidad to join his team, stating that he has always waited for someone like Trinidad to work with.

“I’ve never thought that I would find something that I usually look for from my own label. Like I’ve been dreaming for an artist like you all my career,” Williams said.

Williams even kneeled on his chair while persuading Trinidad to be on his team.

Country music superstar Blake Shelton, meanwhile, said that Trinidad was “born to be a star”.

He also added that Trinidad deserved to win “The Voice.”


For her part, singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani said that the Fil-Am teenager was an “almost perfect singer”.

Stefani added that it was “mind blowing” to hear the voice of the young contestant.

In the end, Trinidad chose Williams to be her coach.

Trinidad appeared on the fourth episode of the said singing show.


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