Bamboo Manalac moved to tears in 'The Voice'

Bamboo Manalac was moved to tears in “The Voice,” the much-awaited reality singing search on ABS-CBN. The revelation was made Sunday by “The Buzz” co-host Toni Gonzaga.

The “The Voice of the Philippines” coach, according to Toni, cried after hearing a contestant’s “beautiful voice.”

The rocker explained what took place in one of the episodes of “The Voice of the Philippines,” which is yet to air beginning Saturday, June 15.

“Napakahirap na out of the hundreds of singers, pipili lang kayo ng konti. I can’t act eh, I just do my thing lang. Whatever you see, that’s from the heart,” he said.

Bamboo added that he gets emotional at times, specially when he can relate to a song that he sings or listens to.

“The audience doesn’t know what’s happening in your life. It’s all about the song, that’s the bottom line. Even if I don’t feel it, I have to make them understand it,” he said.

During the intervew, the singer-musician also revealed what he’s looking for in the competition.

“I look for a specific tone and a certain quality, how they attack the song. They have to connect to the lyrics. A lot of people can sing here. But it’s different when you hear the singer connect, that’s something special,” Bamboo Manalac said. “‘Yun ang hinahanap ko.”