The Voice from Zamboanga City – Paolo Onesa PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 September 2013 00:00

Zamboanga City glue to your ABS-CBN TV tonight and text vote, it will be the second week Battle Round of The Voice Philippines! And Zamboanga very own singer, 19-year old acoustic singer Paolo Onesa, will once again make us proud as he will sing to our delight and raise up the flag of our city. He needs our text votes to win and continue in this contest.

I am rooting for him not only because he has that great voice to be the first winner of The Voice Philippines, his winning will bring honor to our city. Who would not be proud if the whole country will congratulate us for having the first grand champion of The Voice?

A BS MassCom student of Ateneo de Zamboanga, Paolo credits his grandmother for teaching him music. He recalls that she would often tell him that he looks like Billy Crawford and can be like him if not better someday. She is her inspiration and when she had a heart stroke last year; it gave Paolo the determination to pursue his dream to be a serious in his singing career and make her proud.

Paolo discovered his talent in singing one summer music workshop. Together with friends, he formed a band with friends, entered a band contest in this city, and won. He became one time the assistant musical director of their school musical play “Ciento”. When Paolo got the right to represent our city with the endorsement of local ABS-CBN Zamboanga Station, the shy singer thrilled the audience and got the nod of The Voice Judge Bamboo. He saw the potential of Paolo and believes that he can be a sensational recording star. This is the first time Paolo is going solo in his singing career.

It will be critical tonight as Paolo has to battle with two of his teammates to be able to continue up to the last stretch of the contest. The first choice will be determined by text votes. TV audience will have the power of votes to choose who among the three deserve to stay. The second choice will be selected by the judge (in his case, Bamboo will have to choose). The third one, sighed, will have to go home and try his or her luck next time.

To vote for Paolo, type VOICE PAOLO and send it to 231 for Smart and Talk&Txt subscribers; or 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun subscribers. We can also vote online by logging to the website of abs-cbn.com. Remember this (very important): our vote will be credited only after Paolo’s performance and we must send it within 10  minutes or else it will not be counted.


By dante Corteza

“Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.” Psalm 30:4.