12-year-old 'KBL' singer wows in 'The Voice'

Posted at 05/31/14 10:26 PM

MANILA - A 12-year-old from Negros Occidental left everyone in awe after hitting high note after high note on "The Voice Kids" during the show's Blind auditions which aired on Saturday.

Earl Consolacion, who sang Dessa's "Lipad ng Pangarap," was unconvincing at first as neither of the three coaches --Lea Salonga, Bamboo Manalac, and Sarah Geronimo-- looked bent on pressing their respective buttons.

However, as Consolacion nailed the last high note of his performance, Geronimo immediately turned around to welcome the young boy to her team.

The Negros-native further delighted the studio audience and coaches when he was asked where he does his singing. The contestant answered, "KBL" (Kasal, Birthday, at Libing), which prompted Salonga to ask for a "sample."

Consolacion then sang a series of songs --"Patuloy Ang Pangarap," "Kahit Isang Saglit," and "Ikaw" --which made the broadway star regret not pressing the button for the kid when she had the chance.

"Paborito ko 'yung una. Doon ko kasi narinig na hindi ka nahirapan, hindi mahirap pakinggan, hindi masyadong mapwersa yung kanta, and I was like, 'sana yun yung kinanta niya," she said.

To which Manalac added: "Daanin lang 'yan sa practice. Makinig ka sa madaming iba't ibang klasing kanta at dadating din 'yan."

Consolacion was then given his "friendship bracelet," which is a staple for all those who chose to be part of "Team Sarah."

The pop star then explained why she pressed the button: "Narinig ko 'yung boses ko nung bata ako. 'Yung birit na hindi kinakailangan ng malaking ending, doon niya ako nakuha talaga eh."