After her successful stint at the musicalAllegiance, the Broadway diva is set to sit at the red chair once more in the Philippine franchise of The Voicethis 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.

Winning coach

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 Philippinesduring 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.

Living legend

Salonga is best known for portraying the lead role of Kim in the musicalMiss Saigon at only age 18, first in theWest Endand then onBroadway, winning theOlivierandTheatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win aTony Award. Salonga was the first actress of Asian descent to play the roles ofÉponineandFantinein the musicalLes Misérableson Broadway.

She also provided the singing voices of two official Disney Princesses:JasmineinAladdin(1992) andFaMulaninMulan(1998). She was named aDisney Legendin 2011 for her work withThe Walt Disney Company.

Allegiance musical

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.