After her successful stint at the musical Allegiance, the Broadway diva is set to sit at the red chair once more in the Philippine franchise of The Voice this coming May 28th which will be aired on ABS-CBN. Salonga had a reputation of being so keen and meticulous on contestant’s voice at the blind audition before hitting the red button and turning the red chair. With her crystal clear and soothing voice, many contestants will once more do everything it takes for her to hit that button.
She is twice the coach of the adult edition of the show along with pop star Sarah Geronimo, former Black Eyed Peas member Apl D’ Ap, and rock star Bamboo. In its first season, Salonga became the first winning coach of the franchise when Mitoy Yonting, whom she mentored, was hailed as the winner of ABS-CBN’s The Voice of the Philippines during the reality talent show’s finale at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She is also twice the judge of the kids edition but she never had a winning candidate. She is hoping to make it this time.
Salonga is best known for portraying the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon at only age 18, first in the West End and then on Broadway, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. Salonga was the first actress of Asian descent to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also provided the singing voices of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992) and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company.
Her recent work is the musical Allegiance which is inspired by true events. It is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. As expected, Salonga was praised once again for her incredible performance. #Celebrities #CelebrityTV #RealityTV