Trending “Grow Old With You” performance of Juan Karlos Labajo in The Voice Kids (Video)

Juan Karlos Labajo, 13-year-old Cebuano, performed his audition piece “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler during the blind auditions of “The Voice Kids” Philippines aired on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Juan Karlos performance made coaches Bamboo Mañalac and Sarah Geronimo turned their chairs.

Watch Labajo’s video performance right here:

With his performance, charm and sense of humor, the charming kid from Cebu City captured the attentions of not only the two coaches of The Voice Kids but also the netizens and TV viewers that made ‘Juan Karlos’ and ‘Grow Old With You’ trending worldwide on Twitter. In fact, both had more mentions on social media site compared to the show’s official hastag “#TheVoiceKidsPH.”


Juan Karlos video teaser on Youtube went viral with over 1.9 million views and his official video from June 7 episode of The Voice Kids, which aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2, garnered more than 160,000 views as of this writing.

During the interview after his performance, the young aspiring singer told that he was named after the King of Spain.

Juan Karlos dedicated his performance to his mother who passed away last November. He also brought the picture of his mother on his pocket, as he mentioned it as his lucky charm.

After Coaches Bamboo and Geronimo convinced Juan Karlos to be with their team, Labajo has chosen Mañalac to be his trainer.

Juan Karlos Labajo in The Voice Kids
Photo Credit: Youtube / The Voice Kids Philippines

The Voice Kids of the Philippines is a Filipino reality television singing competition. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol as part of The Voice franchise.

The show is hosted by Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga. Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac, and Lea Salonga serve as the three coaches and the judging panel of the show.

Watch The Voice Kids every Saturday 6:45 p.m. after Home Sweetie Home and every Sunday 7:30 p.m. after Wansapanataym.

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