Joshua Oliveros, dubbed the “Hopeful Son ng Antique,” has been named grand champion of the third season of “The Voice Kids” on Sunday at Resorts World Manila.
Oliveros, who got into the finals after garnering 56.15 percent of votes in the semi-finals, edged out the competition with his rendition of Yeng Constantino’s “Salamat.”
“Ano man ang mangyari ngayon, nakuha mo na ang puso naming lahat,” Sharon Cuneta told Oliveros.
His coach, Lea Salonga, also lauded his performance.
“Pangarap, pamilya, consistency, puso, boses. You are perfection on that stage. I am so proud to be your coach,” she added.
On Saturday, Oliveros earned praises for his duet with his coach.
“My favorite part, tama ang coach mo. The smile brought the whole thing. It comes out through the song,” Bamboo Mañalac said.
Oliveros got 38.07 percent of votes, followed by Antonetthe Tismo and Justin Alva at 36.69% and 25.24%, respectively.
He will take home P2 million, a house and lot, and a recording contract, among others.
“Masayang masaya po ako na ako ‘yung nanalo ng bahay, ng pera at ng trophy po. Malaking tulong po ito sa amin. Napaluhod po ako kasi sobrang natuwa po ako. Maraming salamat po,” Oliveros said.(MNS)