A 13-year-old former contestant of “The Voice Philippines Kids Edition” has taken the internet by storm with his amazing rendition of John Legend’s hit song “All of Me”.
The viral video, which has earned over 300,000 views and more than 600,000 shares on Facebook, was uploaded by Music Crowns, a UK-based Facebook page on December 14 last year.
The young boy from Dapdap, Paniqui, Tarlac made three coaches turn their chairs for him during the Blind Auditions of “The Voice Kids”. Garcia chose Broadway singer Lea Salonga as his coach.
Garcia emerged as one of the finalists during the Sing Off Round ofbut failed to enter the final four of the competition. Lyca Gairanod was proclaimed the grand champion of the reality singing contest in that season while, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo and Darlene Vibares finished as runners up.
Watch the amazing video of “The Little John Legend of the Philippines”.
John Legend Makes Bold Statement During Academy Awards 2015
Multi-awarded singer and songwriter John Legend has recently delivered a powerful and moving acceptance speech during the recently concluded 87th Academy Awards held on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
After Legend and Common received an Oscar for the song “Glory”, which was included in the soundtrack of the movie “Selma”, the American artist made a controversial remark about slavery and incarceration, according to a report by LA Times.
“Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850,” Legend said.
Michelle Alexander, an attorney who published the book “The New Jim Crow” said that Legend’s remark on stage raised awareness on the most important issue of racial justice in their time.
“He’s absolutely right that the struggle for racial justice is not simply part of our history, but is as urgent now as ever,” Alexander added.