Reynan Dal-Anay garnered 31.64 votes and Esang De Torres got 18.16 to place second and third, respectively, in the grand finals of The Voice Kids 2, which concluded Sunday night at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World. Both young singers were coached by multi-awarded singer Lea Salonga.
Dal-Anay, a Manobo tribe talent from Bukidnon was an early favorite in the finals. His votes came a close second behind first placer Elha Nympha, the first victory of Camp Kawayan coached by rock artist Bamboo Mañalac. Fourth placer was Sassa Dagdag also of Camp Kawayan, with 8.04 of the votes.
The 11-year-old Elha is the eldest of four children. Her father passed away in December last year. The family makes a living by selling banana cue. In the finals, she sang Mariah’s Emotions, making her garner 42.16 of the total votes. Her prizes for winning the grand prize include a house and lot, a brand-new SUV, P1M in cash and another P1M in trust fund, plus a recording contract from MCA Music.
Meanwhile, not one of coach Sarah Geronimo’s talents made it to the finals.