'The Voice Teens': Emarjhun stuns, leads Team Bamboo's charge


Posted at Jul 17 2017 12:27 AM

The remaining members of the team of Bamboo Mañalac performed live for the first time on Sunday's "The Voice Teens," all fighting for a spot in next week's quarterfinals. 

The ex-Rivermaya vocalist prepped his young artists ready for the high stakes part of the competition -- and they did not disappoint. 

Queenie Ugdiman, a 14-year-old from Iloilo, was up first. She chose to sing Asin's "Itanong Mo Sa Mga Bata," which showcased her ability to "tell a story" in addition to nailing the vocals. 

Isabela Vinzon, the daughter of actor Roi Vinzon, stepped up next with her rendition of "What A Girl Wants." 

Vinzon proved yet again the she's more than just her surname, looking confident as she belted out the Cristina Aguilera hit. Mañalac said the song demanded a certain feistiness -- and Vinzon delivered. 

But the best of the night came last, when Emarjhun De Guzman took to the stage his cover of James Brown's "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" and proceeded to electrify the crowd. 

The Bulacan native received a standing ovation from all the coaches, with Mañalac claiming that his performance will be remembered for a long time. "That's how you make a mark," he said. 

De Guzman received more than half of the viewers' votes, and was the first young artist announced who will be representing the team of Mañalac in the next round. 

Vinzon was also picked by Mañalac, which meant that Ugdiman was eliminated.