OFW’s Son Wins Php2 Million in “The Voice Kids 2019”, Plans to Bring Mom Home for Good

The son of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) fulfilled his dream of winning “The Voice Kids 2019” so he could bring his mom home for good! With Php2 million, a recording contract, a brand-new house and lot, and other prizes, Vanjoss Bayaban was hailed as Grand Champion on Sunday at Resorts World Manila.

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The young man sang an emotional rendition of “You Raise Me Up”, edging out the competition and winning the hearts of netizens who followed his journey from the Blind Auditions.

Grabe kasi ‘yung pinakita mo from beginning to end, paano mo sinet-up ‘yung kanta, paano mo sinimulan, paano mo ikinuwento,” Vanjoss’ coach Sarah Geronimo praised.

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Vanjoss, who hails from Pangasinan, sang “My Love Will See You Through” in the Blind Auditions, winning a spot in Team Sarah.

In the VTR for the blind auditions, this young lad poured his heart out as he wished to win the singing contest so he could bring back his mother home. Just like many OFW families, they wished to be together – and the show’s huge prizes, including money and a house and lot would surely fulfill their dreams.

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Indeed, Sarah had a difficult time choosing which of her singers will move on to the next during the Battle Rounds. Vanjoss sang “Anytime You Need A Friend” alongside Jay Rome Sevillejo and Renz Aleguiojo; in the end, Sarah picked him.

Impressed with his performance all throughout the show, the coaches were all praises of Vanjoss, especially Sarah.

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Working with Vanjoss has been a humbling and inspiring experience for me. Napakahusay pero marunong makinig sa mga payo,” Sarah said.

He earned a slot in the Grand Finals with an emotional performance of “Makita Kang Muli”.

Impressive kang mang-aawit, pero this is the first time na pinaiyak mo ako,” Sarah told him.

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Going Home for Good

Most, if not all, of OFWs want to spend more time with their families by coming home for good or bringing their entire family to the new country they are in, whichever works better.

But most could only do that if they have a business or another option that ensures they have enough money to support the family. Vanjoss’ win might not be the usual way of an OFW to come home for good, but the young boy is truly happy that their family’s wish has come true.