Eight-year-old young girl Telesa “Esang” de Torres from Tondo, Manila added to the list of three-chair turner auditionee in Voice Kids 2. She also received a standing ovation from the three judges after her rendition of “Home”, from the Broadway musical “The Wiz” . Esang was in the blind audition last Saturday, June 20, 2015.
This is not the first tome Esang was seen on TV. She joined the “Mini Me” in the noontime show “It’s Showtime”, and performed as mini Lea Salonga.
Coach Sarah Geronimo was the first one who turned her chair, followed by Coach Lea Salonga and lastly by Coach Bamboo Manalac.
As coach Lea Salonga turned her chair she instantly recognized Esang.
“Oh… I know who you are, I know you’re mine… that’s it… that’s her” she said .
“I knew it. My mini me is here!” coach Salonga excitedly said after her performance and hugged her.
Coach Lea asked this your girl to introduce. After introducing herself, coach Lea immediately had a follow up question asking “Esang di ba nag-showtime ka, ano ung ginawa mo sa showtime?”
Young Esang answered “Opo, ginaya ko po si Ms. Lea Salonga.”
Leas Salonga then made a funny gesture by turning around with outstretched hands. Fans cheered her name as she did this.
“Sige, kayong dalawa. Sige, see if you can outdo me. I dare you,” coach Salonga told her fellow coaches.
Coach Bamboo was speechless. While coach Sarah tried to convince Esang saying “Esang, gagawin ko pa din ang makakaya ko para mapanalunan kita…Sobra akong fan mo, as in napaka, napaka, napaka-husay mong napaka-extra ordinary mong bata …may gusto lang akong ipakita sa’yo,” Sarah then showed Esang the trophy from the previous season and reminded her that past winners Lyca and Darren came from her team.
Coach Lea Salonga did not peter out with Sarah’s convincing antics. She comments “First of all, Esang yung trophy na yan in the past na yan. We’re talking about the present but more importantly the future.”
In the end, Esang’s decision was – “Ang pipiliin ko pong coach, siya po ung pinaka-idol ko po, at walang iba kundi si coach Lea Salonga.”
“Ang tagal kitang hinintay, ang galling galling mo. And now you are a part of fame me lea, I will take care of you.” she said to Esang and kissed her on the forehead .
Telesa “Esang” de Torres joined Team Lea becoming the fifth member of her team.
The Voice Kids 2 which is hosted by Robi Domingo, Luis Manzano and Yeng Constantino, airs every Saturday at 6:45 p.m at Sunday at 7:30 p.m.