It took only a few seconds for eight year old Nathan Bautista to wow the judges of “The Voice Kids Philippines.” When little Nathan belted out the first few bars of his audition piece, every judge had slammed their hand on their red button of approval.
Nathan chose to perform the classic rock hit “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. The boy, who wowed the audience as quickly as he had wooed the show’s judges, was met by a lasting round of applause, along with squeals and other cheers of approval.
The singing sensation chose judge Bamboo Mañalac to serve as his coach. Nathan ran an impressive stint on the televised vocal competition, soaring through “The Battle” segment. Unfortunately, Nathan’s destiny didn’t lie there. For his performance in “The Sing-Off,” Nathan performed the Bon Jovi hit “It’s My Life,” and was eliminated from the competition.
Nathan refused to let his elimination from the series discourage him. Some time after appearing on “The Voice Kids Philippines,” he made an appearance in the second season of “Promil Pre-school: iShine Talent Camp.” The boy’s talents were highly recognized in this series, where Nathan received an award for Best Talent in Singing. Nathan was one of the runners-up in that season.