Coach Bamboo’s Kamp Kawayan clinched a second championship in “The Voice Kids” as Shane Bernabe, the Kiddie Pop Rockstar of Laguna, was named grand champion on Sunday (May 21).
Shane received 51.05 percent combined online votes on Saturday (May 20) and Sunday (May 21), making her this season’s young artist who stood out from the rest. As the grand champion, she received a P1 million cash prize and a recording and management contract with Universal Music Group Philippines.
“Sinabi ko po sa kanila na kahit sino po ‘yung manalo, winner na po talaga kami at winner na rin po kami sa family namin,” Shane shared. She also said she would like to collaborate again with coach Bamboo in the future.
Coach Bamboo and Shane
During the live grand finals, Shane sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” with Bamboo for the “Duet with Coach” segment and electrified audiences with her rendition of “Sirena” in the “Upbeat Showstopper” showcase. For her power ballad, Shane gave it her all, belting out “Sino Ang Baliw” in the final showdown.
Meanwhile, coach Bamboo praised Shane for her performance in the competition. “She’s fearless. This whole weekend, ‘yung performance niya from ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ to ‘Sino Ang Baliw,’ it’s just the range and how difficult the pieces are. They were not simple but she chose to take the hard road, the challenging road, which I liked as a coach,” he said.
The OPM rock icon also shared that the announcement of Shane as grand champion felt special because his first “The Voice Kids” champion, Elha Nympha, was also present at the venue.
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“It was a full circle thing to see Elha [at the venue]. But of course I didn’t think of it that way. Pero it brings you back. Ilang years na rin ‘yun. So it’s special,” he said.
On the other hand, Rai Fernandez, the Emotional Balladeer of Camarines Sur from Martin Nievera’s MarTeam, ranked second with 40.65% combined online votes, while Xai Martinez, the Enchanting Siren of Caloocan City from KZ Tandingan’s Team Supreme, got 8.30% combined online votes.
“The Voice Kids” Season 5 ended on a high note as it recorded over 290,000 combined views over the weekend. It also became the number one trending topic on Twitter over the weekend and registered multiple trending topics.
Bamboo and Shane Bernabe, KZ Tandingan and Xia Martinez, Martin Nievera and Rai Fernandez
Moira dela Torre, the country’s most streamed female artist and former “The Voice” contestant, also joined in the fun and serenaded the crowd during the final showdown.
“The Voice Kids” Season 5 was hosted by Robi Domingo, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta as guest co-host of the grand finals, while “The Voice Kids” DIGITV was hosted by Elha Nympha and Jeremy G with guest co-host Lorraine Galvez.