Lyca Gairanod: From Humble Beginnings to Stardom

Lyca Gairanod: From Humble Beginnings to Stardom


It was not an easy start for Lyca Gairanod, a nine-year-old girl who used to scavenge junk in her native Cavite. She was first known as one of the Singing Street Children which went viral on social-networking sites. Her video received a lot of good comments from the netizens, not just from the Philippines but also from abroad.

Lyca singing Willie Revillame’s hit song ‘I Love you’

Upon her entry on the blind auditions of “The Voice PH Kids,” aside from her great voice, her story as a little girl, who used to scavenge to help her parents with their livelihood, has captured viewers’ hearts. Lyca as a kid, had a more challenging start in life – her father is a fisherman, and Lyca’s mom, Maria Nessel, helps by scavenging what she can from trash cans, sometimes with Lyca’s assistance.

Lyca sings ‘Halik’ by Aegis at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Blind Audition

As she fought through the Battle Rounds, Sing-Offs, and Live Semi-Finals, Lyca was dubbed the “little superstar” after she was likened by coach Lea to Nora Aunor. Lyca, a small kid with big dreams, became known for her heartfelt performances and humble background. Lyca also previously revealed that she would perform for her neighbors in exchange for cash or food.

Lyca sings ‘Dance with my Father’ at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Sing Offs

Lyca sings “Frozen’s” ‘Let It Go’ with Darlene and Edray & Lyca at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Semi Finals

Lyca sings ‘Pangarap na Bituin’ at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Semi Finals

Lyca impressed the coaches and the audience with her rendition of Regine Velasquez’ “Narito Ako” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” Saturday night (July 26), but what brought the house down was her version of “Basang Basa sa Ulan,” which she performed with band Aegis on Sunday (July 27), earning a standing ovation from coaches Lea Salonga, Bamboo, and the audience at Resorts World Manila.

Darlene, Juan Karlos, Darren, and Lyca with their coaches during the announcement of the grand champion

Darlene, Juan Karlos, Darren, and Lyca with their coaches during the announcement of the grand champion

Lyca sings ‘Narito Ako’ at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Finale

Lyca sings Carly Mae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Finale

Lyca sings ‘Basang-Basa sa Ulan’ with Aegis at “The Voice Kids Philippines” Finale

Lyca Gairanod, one of Team Sarah’s two bets in the “Final Showdown” of the hit talent search, clinched the title after getting the highest percentage of public votes. Team Sarah’s Darren Espanto came in second, while Team Bamboo’s Juan Karlos Labajo and Team Lea’s Darlene Vibares placed third and fourth, respectively.

The Voice Kids grand champion Lyca Gairanod

The Voice Kids grand champion Lyca Gairanod

Little Superstar Lyca Gairanod wins Voice Kids PH

Lyca didn’t just won the coaches, but also audience’s hearts – audiences loved her, loved her story. Thanks also to Sarah Geronimo’s support. Congratulations Lyca!

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