Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kim Mainit of Bohol Battles It Out In The Voice

Kim Mainit

We have not one but two Boholanos in the ongoing Voice of the Philippines talent search telecast over ABS CBN's Channel 2 every weekend

Both are as different as Night and Day. 

One is an established quintessential diva who put her promising singing career on hold in order to be a full- time mom and wife. 

The other is a bubbly teener whose sunny disposition never fails to brighten even the most gloomy days


First to be featured is Kim Mainit. Kimpoy to his friends and family, Kim graduated from HNU Grade School before enrolling at Holy Spirit School for his secondary education. 

Sixteen year old Kim was all set to proceed to college after his high graduation last summer but all that has changed for the meantime when he qualified for the Voice of the Philippines

He is the son of Nilo & Eleuteria Mainit who traces his roots in Anda, Bohol

During his brief visit to Bohol after the intense Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds, he paid a visit to his family in Anda


The original Kim herself, Ms Lea Salonga, was the first AND only coach to turn around for Kim but that was more than enough considering who Lea is. Kim ended up being the 13th and last to make it to Team Lea

Overall, the coaches were all praises for this Boholano sensation

Kim Mainit sang “Nobody's Perfect” song by Jessie J on the Blind Audition Episode 12 Sunday, July 21, 2013. 


For the Battle Round, Team Lea's Kimpoy had to face off with teammate Taw Mohammad of Iloilo as they showcased their vocal prowess with a slow arrangement of the dance hit “Without You” by David Guetta and Usher. 

It was a tough moment for Coach Lea who had to agonize over her final choice

In the end, she Coach Lea picked Kim even as she qualified that her decision ultimately was based on WHAT the competition was looking for AND for the INSPIRATION that he would provide

Without You

Inabanga Mayor Roygie Jumamoy, KIm & Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto
 Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap with Kim at City Hall
Kim poses with KISS FM DJ Inday Rufing and DYRD/ Bohol Chronicle Staff

During Kim's brief return home, he made the rounds of media and paid a courtesy call to Gov. Edgar Chatto and Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap even as he appealed for text vote support

Kim is requesting for support in the crucial Live Shows that are scheduled on August 25 and September. 

And yes, text votes are needed to propel Kim and Eva into the penultimate round

Good luck Kim! and thank you for obliging this blogger with a phone interview

Coming Up: Eva De Los Santos

This Blogger will be updating you with The Voice journey of these two amazing Boholanos

Photo Credits:

Side Room Studio
Kim's FB Page

Video Credits:

ABS CBN & YouTube

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