Soul jazz is a development of jazz incorporating strong influences from blues, soul and rhythm and blues in music for small groups an organ trio featuring a Hammond organ. Soul jazz is associated with hard bop. Mark C. Gridley, writing for the All Music Guide to Jazz, explains that soul jazz more refers to music with "an earthy, bluesy melodic concept" and "repetitive, dance-like rhythms.... Note that some listeners make no distinction between'soul-jazz" and'funky hard bop,' and many musicians don't consider'soul-jazz' to be continuous with'hard bop.'" Roy Carr describes soul jazz as an outgrowth of hard bop, with the terms "funk" and "soul" appearing in a jazz context as early as the mid-1950s to describe "gospel-informed, down-home, call-and-response blues." Carr notes the acknowledged influence of Ray Charles' small group recordings with Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley and Milt Jackson. Soul jazz developed in the late 1950s, reaching public awareness with the release of The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco.
Cannonball Adderley noted: "We were pressured quite by Riverside Records when they discovered there was a word called'soul'. We became, from an image point of soul jazz artists, they kept promoting us that way and I kept deliberately fighting it, to the extent that it became a game." While soul jazz was most popular during the mid-to-late 1960s, many soul jazz performers, elements of the music, remain popular. The Jazz Crusaders, for example, evolved from soul jazz to soul music, becoming The Crusaders in the process. Carr places David Sanborn and Maceo Parker in a line of alto saxophonists that includes Earl Bostic and Tab Smith, with Adderley, followed by Lou Donaldson, as the strongest links in the chain; some well-known soul jazz recordings are Curtis Fuller's Five Spot after Dark, Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder, Frank Foster's Samba Blues, Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island", Horace Silver's "Song for My Father", Ramsey Lewis's "The'In' Crowd", Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy". Les McCann and Eddie Harris's album Swiss Movement was a hit record, as was the accompanying single "Compared to What", with both selling millions of units.
Important soul jazz organists include Bill Doggett, Baby Face Willette, Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Richard "Groove" Holmes, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Big John Patton, Freddie Roach, Larry Young, Don Patterson, Shirley Scott, Hank Marr, Reuben Wilson, Johnny Hammond Smith. Saxophone and guitar are important in soul jazz. Other important players include pianists Horace Silver, Les McCann, cornet player Nat Adderley, trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombone player Curtis Fuller, bassist Wilbur Bascomb, drummers Idris Muhammad, Les DeMerle, Paul Humphrey. List of soul-jazz musicians Category:Soul-jazz musicians Soul jazz at AllMusic Soul-Jazz: Where Jazz, Blues And Gospel Meet at NPR Music
San Francisco the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most populous in California, with 884,363 residents as of 2017, it covers an area of about 46.89 square miles at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, the fifth-most densely populated U. S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area; as of 2017, it was the seventh-highest income county in the United States, with a per capita personal income of $119,868. As of 2015, San Francisco proper had a GDP of $154.2 billion, a GDP per capita of $177,968. The San Francisco CSA was the country's third-largest urban economy as of 2017, with a GDP of $907 billion.
Of the 500+ primary statistical areas in the US, the San Francisco CSA had among the highest GDP per capita in 2017, at $93,938. San Francisco was ranked 14th in the world and third in the United States on the Global Financial Centres Index as of September 2018. San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi; the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856. San Francisco's status as the West Coast's largest city peaked between 1870 and 1900, when around 25% of California's population resided in the city proper. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a major port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater.
It became the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, significant immigration, liberalizing attitudes, along with the rise of the "hippie" counterculture, the Sexual Revolution, the Peace Movement growing from opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States. Politically, the city votes along liberal Democratic Party lines. A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, its Chinatown district. San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Gap Inc. Fitbit, Salesforce.com, Reddit, Inc. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation and Weather Underground.
It is home to a number of educational and cultural institutions, such as the University of San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the De Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences. As of 2019, San Francisco is the highest rated American city on world liveability rankings; the earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. The Yelamu group of the Ohlone people resided in a few small villages when an overland Spanish exploration party, led by Don Gaspar de Portolà, arrived on November 2, 1769, the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay. Seven years on March 28, 1776, the Spanish established the Presidio of San Francisco, followed by a mission, Mission San Francisco de Asís, established by the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the area became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the mission system ended, its lands became privatized.
In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, near a boat anchorage around what is today Portsmouth Square. Together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican–American War, Captain John B. Montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, Mexico ceded the territory to the United States at the end of the war. Despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography; the California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers. With their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849; the promise of great wealth was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor.
Some of these 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels.
Sarah G. Live
Sarah G Live! was an evening musical show in the Philippines hosted by Sarah Geronimo. It is co-hosted by Luis Manzano debuting on February 26, 2012, it airs Sunday nights on ABS-CBN. It features different segments showcasing Geronimo's dancing capabilities; the show ended on February 10, 2013. The show starts with an opening song and dance number by Geronimo together with G-Force; the opening act features different songs from Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, etc. It airs different segments like Sige Go!, Sarah Loves You, Sine Gang and Smash-up. On her final song, Geronimo states her message for the viewers and sings her statement song. Sarah Geronimo Luis Manzano 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards 2013's Best Variety Program. List of programs broadcast by ABS-CBN Sarah G. Presents The Sharon Cuneta Show Official Website Sarah G. Live on Facebook Sarah G. Live on Twitter Sarah G. Live on IMDb
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song using a guitar or piano. "Singer-songwriter" is used to define popular music artists who write and perform their own material, self-accompanied on acoustic guitar or piano. Such an artist performs the roles of composer, vocalist, sometimes instrumentalist, self-manager. According to AllMusic, singer-songwriters' lyrics are personal but veiled by elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, their creative concern is to place emphasis on the song rather than their performance of it. Most records by such artists have a straightforward and spare sound that placed emphasis on the song itself; the term has been used to describe songwriters in the rock, folk and pop music genres including Henry Russell, Aristide Bruant, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly. It came into popular usage in the 1960s onwards to describe songwriters who followed particular stylistic and thematic conventions lyrical introspection, confessional songwriting, mild musical arrangements, an understated performing style.
According to writer Larry David Smith, because it merged the roles of composer and singer, the popularity of the singer-songwriter reintroduced the Medieval troubadour tradition of "songs with public personalities" after the Tin Pan Alley era in American popular music. Song topics include political protest, as in the case of the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; the concept of a singer-songwriter can be traced to ancient bardic oral tradition, which has existed in various forms throughout the world. Poems would be performed as chant or song, sometimes accompanied by a harp or other similar instrument. After the invention of printing, songs would be performed by ballad sellers; these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture. Traveling performers existed throughout Europe. Thus, the folklorist Anatole Le Braz gives a detailed account of one ballad singer, Yann Ar Minouz, who wrote and performed songs traveling through Brittany in the late nineteenth century and selling printed versions.
In large towns it was possible to make a living performing in public venues, with the invention of phonographic recording, early singer-songwriters like Théodore Botrel, George M. Cohan and Hank Williams became celebrities. During the period from the 1940s through the 1960s, sparked by the American folk music revival, young performers inspired by traditional folk music and groups like the Almanac Singers and the Weavers began writing and performing their own original material and creating their own musical arrangements; the term "singer-songwriter" in North America can be traced back to singers who developed works in the blues and folk music style. Early to mid-20th century American singer-songwriters include Lead Belly, Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Son House, Robert Johnson. In the 1940s and 1950s country singer-songwriters like Hank Williams became well known, as well as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, along with Ronnie Gilbert and Lee Hays and other members of the Weavers who performed their topical works to an ever-growing wider audience.
These proto-singer-songwriters were less concerned than today's singer-songwriters with the unadulterated originality of their music and lyrics, would lift parts from other songs and play covers without hesitation. The tradition of writing topical songs was established by this group of musicians. Singers like Seeger and Guthrie would attend rallies for labor unions, so wrote many songs concerning the life of the working classes, social protest; this focus on social issues has influenced the singer-songwriter genre. Additionally in the 1930s through the 1950s several jazz and blues singer-songwriters emerged like Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Harry Gibson, Nina Simone, as well as in the rock n' roll genre from which emerged influential singer-songwriters Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka. In the country music field, singer-songwriters like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Billy Edd Wheeler, others emerged from the 1940s through the 1960s writing compelling songs about love relationships and other subjects.
The first popular recognition of the singer-songwriter in English-speaking North America and the United Kingdom occurred in the 1960s and early 1970s when a series of blues and country-influenced musicians rose to prominence and popularity. These singer-songwriters included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell. Artists, songwriters, notably Carole King, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Diamond began releasing work as performers. In contrast to the storytelling approach of most prior country and folk music, these performers wrote songs from a personal, introspective point of
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo is a Filipino singer, model and brand ambassador. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Geronimo started a career in music at the age of 14 after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night, she signed with music label Viva Records and rose to fame with the release of her debut album Popstar: A Dream Come True which became a multi-platinum record. Her contributions to music and film made her one of the most celebrated Filipino entertainers of the 2000s and 2010s. Geronimo's music was categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions, when she added R&B and dance into her style. Following a crossover in musical form, she achieved two consecutive Album of the Year prize from Awit Awards for Perfectly Imperfect and "The Great Unknown". Geronimo began her television career with ABS-CBN in 2004, she appeared in projects such as ASAP, Bituing Walang Ningning, Sarah G. Live! and a coach in The Voice of the Philippines. She ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films: A Very Special Love, You Changed My Life and It Takes a Man and a Woman.
She received Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards for each of these films and two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress respectively. Throughout her career, Geronimo has received 12 Awit Awards, 8 Aliw Awards, 28 Myx Music Awards and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Philippines to Delfin Geronimo, a retired PLDT employee, Divina Tua, who ran a beauty salon in their house, she is the third of four children. She started singing publicly at age two. At the age of four, she was accompanied by her mother to join auditions for different television programs. Geronimo became part of the shows Penpen De Sarapen, Ang TV and NEXT, she has played as an extra in the movie Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa. In between auditions, Geronimo would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges. Geronimo age 7, was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II. Geronimo at an early age joined different singing contests the first of, Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.
In 2002, Geronimo competed on the television singing contest Star for a Night aired in IBC. At the age of fourteen, she won the grand prize that included PHP 1 million and a managerial contract from Viva Entertainment. Geronimo released her first album Popstar: A Dream Come True in 2003, her acting debut was a supporting role in the film Filipinas. She had another supporting role in Captain Barbell. Still managed by VIVA, Geronimo signed a TV contract with ABS-CBN network in 2004, she starred in her first television series, Sarah the Teen Princess and became a regular host and performer on the variety show ASAP. Geronimo again had supporting roles in the films Masikip sa Dibdib, Annie B. and Lastikman: Unang Banat. Geronimo sang the Philippine National Anthem at the pre-inaugural ceremonies of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30, 2004. In November 2004, Geronimo released her second album, Sweet Sixteen that included the single "How Could You Say You Love Me". Geronimo performed in the Night of the Champions concert at the Araneta Coliseum with other singing competition winners Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos.
In 2005, Geronimo joined the cast of the teen-oriented television program SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako and hosted two seasons of the singing competition show Little Big Star. On September 30, 2005, Geronimo staged a solo concert at Araneta Coliseum entitled The Other Side. In 2006, Geronimo starred in ABS-CBN's primetime soap opera, Bituing Walang Ningning, a remake of the 1985 movie, she played the role of an aspiring singer named Dorina Pineda played by Sharon Cuneta in the movie, released a soundtrack of the series. In July 2006, Geronimo release her third studio album, produced by Christian De Walden; the album yielded three singles: "I Still Believe In Loving You", "Carry My Love" and "Iingatan Ko Ang Pag-ibig Mo". On November 18, 2006, Manny Pacquiao chose Geronimo to sing Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine national anthem, before his match against Mexico's Erik Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Geronimo staged her second major solo concert "In Motion" on July 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Unlike her first solo concert, this concert went off with no technical glitches. She spent the rest of 2007 performing concerts in the Philippines and the U. S. and recording her fourth studio album, Taking Flight, which sold more than 60,000 units and achieved double platinum status. In the latter half of 2007, Geronimo appeared in her third television series for ABS-CBN, Pangarap Na Bituin. In early 2008, Geronimo reunited with Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go, Christian Bautista in a Valentine's Day concert at the Araneta Coliseum, entitled "OL4LUV". Before Geronimo released her fifth studio album, she released I'll Be There as the fourth single from Taking Flight. On July 30, 2008, Geronimo starred with Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz in A Very Special Love, produced by Star Cinema and VIVA films and grossed ₱180 million; the movie opened with ₱ 14 million pesos and Isah V. Red of The Manila Standard Today said, "This only proves that the new generation of Filipino movie audience is ready for their own screen heroine, not someone passed on to them by their parents or grandparents.
Geronimo included a track from the film, "A Very Specia
Allan Pineda Lindo, known professionally as apl.de.ap, is a Filipino-born American rapper and record producer best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Allan Pineda Lindo was born in Angeles City, Philippines, his African-American father, an airman stationed at Clark Air Base, left the family shortly after his birth. As a child, Pineda would make an hour-long jeepney trip to and from his school and helped his family exist by farming sweet potatoes, sugar cane and rice; the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, an organization that finds healthier living environments for young abandoned or orphaned American children, matched him with a sponsor named Joe Ben Hudgens, a lawyer, through a dollar-a-day program, he came to the United States at the age of 14 to treat nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eyes. After a trip to Disneyland, Pineda expressed his interest in staying in the United States, it would take another three years for Hudgens to adopt him, but at fourteen he moved permanently to the United States to live with Hudgens.
In Los Angeles, Pineda attended John Marshall High School, where he met and befriended William Adams, the nephew of Hudgens' roommate. Pineda's early musical influences were Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, The Beatles, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Leaders of the New School and the Filipino rock/folk group Asin. Pineda was introduced to hip hop by break dancing. "I would take the jeepney all the way to Angeles City, that's how I got introduced to break dancing," he said. "I would see kids at the corner break-dancing and I'm like,'I wanna do that.'" Pineda revealed to People Magazine in 2011 that he is blind in both of his eyes, suffering from nystagmus and has had this condition his entire career. His vision was corrected in 2012, he has lost two of his siblings: his younger brother Arnel committed suicide. His youngest brother, Joven Pineda Deala, was murdered at the age of 22 in February 2009 in Porac, Pampanga; the Black Eyed Peas date back to 1988, when eighth-graders will.i.am and apl.de.ap met and began rapping and performing together around Los Angeles.
The pair signed to Ruthless Records in 1992, catching the attention of Eazy-E manager Jerry Heller's nephew. Along with another friend of theirs, Dante Santiago, they called their trio Atban Klann. Will 1X, apl.de.ap, Mookie Mook, DJ Motiv8 and Dante Santiago formed Atban Klann. Their debut album, Grass Roots, was never released. After Eazy-E died in 1995, Atban Klann reformed and changed their name to Black Eyed Pods, Black Eyed Peas. Dante Santiago was replaced with Taboo, Kim Hill became a steady background singer. Unlike many hip hop acts, they chose to perform with a live band and adopted a musical and clothing style that differed wildly from the gangsta rap sounds of Los Angeles-based hip hop acts at the time. After being signed to Interscope Records and releasing their debut, Behind the Front the group earned critical acclaim. One of the singles from the album was "Joints & Jam", was featured on the Bulworth soundtrack, their second album was Bridging the Gap, which included the single "Request + Line" featuring Macy Gray.
In November 2001, work began on Elephunk. Development of the album began on November 2, 2001 and was released just under two years in 2003. At the time of development, only will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo were to feature on the album. During the production of "Shut Up", they realized. Nicole Scherzinger was approached to make a guest appearance on the record, she was forced to decline because she was signed to a contract with Eden's Crush. Danté Santiago introduced Fergie to Will, impressed with her vocal talents, she formed a bond with the band and became a permanent member of the Peas and her photo was printed onto the album cover. In the United States, Elephunk reached number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and is their first album to chart in the top 15, it gained more commercial success in the UK Album Charts where it reached number 3. It has sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide. The singles "Where Is The Love?" and "Shut Up" reached number 1. "Hey Mama" has been used for several advertisements including advertisements for iTunes.
"Let's Get It Started" received universal acclaim in the media section where a cover version of the song appears in the film Hot Tub Time Machine. After the success of Elephunk, the Peas were approached by EA games to feature some of their music on the 2004 game The Urbz, they remixed some of the tracks on Elephunk and translated it into Simlish and created new tracks for the game. They feature in the game as playable characters; the group released their breakthrough single, "Where Is The Love", in November 2002. On the strength of that single and follow-up singles like "Shut Up", Elephunk went on to sell 8.5 million copies worldwide. In November 2003, work began on a fourth Black Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business, the second album with new band member Fergie. Upon the success of Monkey Business, released in 2005, th
The Voice Kids (Philippine TV series)
The Voice Kids is a Philippine reality singing television competition on ABS-CBN. It is based on the Dutch reality singing competition of the same name; the show aired on May 24, 2014. The original coaches of the show is composed of Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac, Sarah Geronimo. Geronimo was replaced by Sharon Cuneta, it is hosted by Luis Manzano, together with Alex Gonzaga for the first season and Robi Domingo and Yeng Constantino for the second season. On the third season, Kim Chiu joins Manzano and Domingo on the hosting duties, replacing Constantino, it is the third national franchise in the Southeast Asian region after Vietnam. The series is part of franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands with the same name; the Voice Kids is a reality television series that started from a format originating from the Netherlands with the same, a spin-off of the main series The Voice of Holland. The whole format features three coaches or judges searching for a batch of talented new kids, who could become the Philippines' new child singing superstar.
The show's concept is indicated by its title: The 3 coaches will only judge a singer hopeful termed by the show as "Artist" with only his/her vocal talent without prejudice to his/her physical bearing. It's with this concept that makes The Voice franchise rise above other known reality talent searches which airs in any known media platform such as The X Factor franchise, the Got Talent franchise or the Idol franchise; the lucky Artists who have advanced from the audition round would be split into three teams, whom are mentored by three well-known personalities in terms of singing which in the show, termed "coaches" who in turn would collaborate with them and choose songs for their artists to perform. Only kids ages eight to fourteen years-old can participate. There are five known different stages: Producers' auditions, Blind auditions, the Battles, the Sing-offs, the Live shows; as for any The Voice franchise the first stage is the producers' auditions, which are not shown on television. In the Voice of the Philippines, ABS-CBN headed by their regional partners nationwide and abroad are tasked to conduct the "Unseen Auditions."
At this stage, there will be different judges that will use the power of media to on-ground auditions where the team will travel in and out of the country to find the best of the best to participate in the next set of auditions, "The Blind Auditions." The first televised stage is the blind auditions, where artists will be given a minimum of ninety seconds to sing their audition piece. The official coaches of the show will be sitting on a chair facing away from the artist; the coaches will only judge by the power, clarity and uniqueness of the artists singing capability. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button on their chair that would turn the chair around to face the artists for the first time; this concept was created to avoid any due prejudice of their physical life-story. If a coach turns for an artist, that artist will be included in his/her team. If more than one coach turns around, the choice to pick a who will he/she be mentored goes to the artist.
If no coach turns his/her chair the auditioning artist's journey ends. At the end, each of the coach will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round; the second stage called "The Battles," is where a coach will build his team for "The Sing-offs". A coach will group his artists into groups of three. Per group, they will be given a single song to sing together, they are developed by their respective coach in the process. A vocal showdown will commence in the Battle stage where only the artist whom the coach deemed sung the song assigned better will advance to the next round; the third stage called "The Sing-offs," is a added round in the local franchise. It is similar to "The Sing-offs" of The Voice Kids of the Netherlands where each coach will pick only a certain number of artists in order to advance to the semi-finals. After "the Sing-offs", the artists will go directly to the Live shows, which will be the semifinal round. Only an elite group of finalists voted by the public will advance to the finals.
On November 18, 2013, Lauren Dyogi, the franchise's business unit head, announced on Twitter that there will be a kids version of The Voice of the Philippines. The franchise was launched after the success of the first season of the main version which had garnered high ratings and was trending topic online. Auditions schedule were announced in the same month. On March 9, 2014, the show released its first teaser. On March 17, 2014, the production team of the program started to provide updates of the filming of the Blind auditions, posting teasers of the new improved set and chairs and of the coaches in the show's official social media accounts. A second teaser was aired on April 2, 2014. A new season was announced last February 18, 2015; the first open call auditions was held on November 23, 2013 at Metro Gaisano Pacific Mall in Mandaue and was open to kids aged 8 to 14 years old. It was followed by an audition held on December 2013 at the Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila. In 2014, auditions for the Visayas and Metro Manila were held on January 11, 18, 25 respectively.
A separate audition for Luzon was held on February 1. The auditions for the second season will be held on March 7, 2015 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Other auditions will be held at several key cities on a yet to be announced dates. For this season