Kokoi Baldo’s ‘One Day’ performance video in The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition dated October 26, 2014, became the talk of the town after the latter made the four coaches turn their chairs to watch him sing the hit single by Matisyahu.
Kokoi Baldo appeared at The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 blind audition on October 26, 2014, to sing ‘One Day’ originally performed by Matisyahu. He revealed that he had mixed emotions during the audition; uneasiness and excitement. He then dedicates his performance to his children.
His rendition impressed the coaches (like they dance while hearing the song) who became a 4-chair turner during the blind audition. In a few seconds during her performance coach Sarah Geronimo, and Apl.de.Ap press the ‘I want you button’ to see him perform. Lea Salonga and Bamboo Manalac then follow.
Watch Kokoi Baldo’s The Voice Season 2 Blind Audition below (with goosebumps):
Kokoi Baldo is 35-year-old reggae singer /performer in Boracay Island in Aklan, but he is a native of Negros Occidental in Bacolod City. When asked by Lea Salonga to describe Boracay, he told that it is a small island full of surprises.
Kokoi Baldo has revealed many things about himself after his performance. He told that it is his first time boarding an airplane. He requested to board a boat going back to his homeland. Coach Bamboo asked how he got into reggae; he revealed that it was his mother who influenced him. His mother always sings ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley while the latter is doing the laundry. From then on, he is into Reggae.
The four The Voice Philippines Season 2 coaches tried to woo him after his performance; Coach Lea promised that she will bring Kokoi to the finals, Apl.de.Ap jammed with him on the stage, and Sarah told him that they can collaborate to improve his performance.
At the end of the blind audition, he chose Team Sarah since the coach turned first to watch him perform. Also, he felt that he would learn a lot as a musician from the multi-awarded singer.
Kokoi Baldo is the second four-chair turner during the audition after performing ‘One Day’ by Matisyahu. The first is Tanya Diaz who performed ‘What About Love’ by Heart.
The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 blind audition was held in October 26, 2014. The four coaches which also represent each team are Apl.de.Ap, Lea Salonga, Bamboo Manalac, and Sarah Geronimo. Hosts are Toni Gonzaga, Luiz Manzano, Alex Gonzaga, and Robi Domingo.