The highly anticipated Battle Rounds of The Voice of the Philippines happened on July 8 and 9 at the ABS-CBN Studio 10 (ASAP Studio), three weeks ahead of its scheduled telecast.
In the Battle rounds, the four superstar-coaches Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, Bamboo and Apl de Ap trimmed down the number of members in their team by pairing them up in a singing showdown happening atop a stage similar to a boxing ring (see photo above).
The two-day taping saw 24 battles but compared to its US and UK counterparts, The Voice of the Philippines will have a triangle fight which means that some battles will have three members in the showdown instead of just two. The triangle fight was due to a surprise twist to be revealed later this month, adding one artist per team instead of the original 12.
According to a reliable source, one of the triangle fights will pit Deb Victa, Nicole Parada and Angelique Alcantara of Team Bamboo against each other (Check out all the artists per team as of the latest Blind Auditions).
In all the battles, only one artist who impresses their coach will advance to the live shows which will happen at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
The Battle rounds of The Voice PH was also made unique by the presence of each team’s advisor during the battles. The “trusted advisers” (Joey Ayala for Team Bamboo, Gary Valenciano for Team Sarah, Gerard Salonga for Team Lea and Arnel Pineda for Team Apl), helped the coaches in honing their respective artists prior to the Battle rounds.
According to Coach Lea Salonga, the Battle Rounds will start airing on July 28 which means, five more episodes of the Blind Auditions are expected to air. “Lima na lang ang natitira [na episodes of Blind Auditions]. Battles start on Sunday, July 28!!! Promise, iba na ang suot!” replied coach Lea to a fan on Twitter.
Hosted by Toni Gonzaga with Alex Gonzaga and Robi Domingo, The Voice of the Philippines airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 8:15 p.m.
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