In a televised grand finale last Sunday, young singer Jason Dy of Team Sarah won the second season of The Voice of the Philippines.
The 23-year-old crooner from Butuan City sang an Ariel Rivera tune (“Minsan Lang kita Iibigin”) and received 52.94 percent of the votes beating Team Apl’s Alisah Bonaobra who, on the other hand, belted Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself’ to woo the public’s text and online votes.
Jason, just like in his previous performances, sang effortlessly concentrating on the song’s lyric and meaning. Meanwhile, Alisah appeared trying to impress the audience and the viewers with her powerful pipes even though she struggled reaching the high notes and didn’t look comfortable singing such a big song.
Right after the two contestants’ final showdown, Sarah Geronimo appealed to the viewers to vote for Jason, who she described as someone who can sing and narrate a story without shouting from the top of his lungs.
Quoting the multiplatinum pop star, host Toni Gonzaga asked Apl de Ap for his comment on Sarah’s statement. The Black Eyed Peas member just said, “Alisah is APL – Alisah Laging Panalo,” without really answering Toni’s question.
In the end, Jason emerged as the clear victor of the talent search that night. Although some people were rooting for Team Lea’s Leah Patricio, who interestingly dished out the best performances during the two-day finale, Jason had everything in his bag – good looks and star appeal, a decent singing voice and an all-out support from Sarah’s army of fans called Popsters. Jason is undoubtedly a huge improvement from the last season’s grand winner.