Joshua Oliveros wins ‘The Voice Kids’ PH grand title

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FamiLea Joshua Oliveros was declared The Voice Kids Season 3 Grand Champion. Joshua beats Justin Alva of Team Bamboo and Antonetthe Tismo of Team Sharon in the public vote.

Joshua received the highest percentage of votes with 38.07 percent. Antonetthe finished 2nd with 36.69 percent while Justin came in 3rd place with 25.24 percent.

For winning the title, Joshua will recceive a recording contract from MCA Music, Inc., a house and lot from Camella, and a fashion package, P1 million cash, and P1 million worth of trust fund from H&M.

For the first time in all 3 seasons of The Voice Kids Philippines, Lea Salonga’s bet won.

It was an emotional win for both Lea and Joshua Oliveros, who has been praying to bring his family together and help them out by winning The Voice Kids.

Joshua’s mom left their family 4 years ago, while his two siblings are away – one is in San Jose, while the other is in Mindoro.

The 11-year-old from Antique, who gave emotional performances throughout the season, said that he spoke to his mother again after the semi-finals.

Masaya po ako dahil po ako ‘yung nakatanggap po ng isang bahay po at trophy po. Malaking tulong po ito dahil matutulungan ko ‘yung pamilya ko,” Joshua told reporters after the show.

Lea, meanwhile, has been gunning for a win since the show started – her last The Voice win was on season 1 of The Voice of the Philippines, with Mitoy Yonting on her team.

In an interview with reporters after the finals, Lea said she was relieved that her bet won, making him her first contestant to win in the Kids series.

“I’m in shock. Not shocked, because I know how good he is, but it’s just very difficult to see how things are gonna go, and doing this show for many seasons, you see the ups and downs on how things happen,” she said.

“I want this kid’s dreams to come true. For him, it’s not about a physical house, it’s about a home. It’s about being in one home with his entire family kasi (because) for the last year, he spent here and so it’s been a difficult time for him. He was the one na only had his father – his ever faithful father. And I was like, what you guys are going through, it’s amazing that you are so strong.”

Lea added Joshua and his family took a risk when they tried for The Voice. “Sumugal at nanalo (They gambled and won), I’m just super happy. I’m happy for this kid. Oh, I’m going to sleep for a week,” she said.

(Photo source: Abs-Cbn)

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