Do you remember The Voice Kids grand winner Lyca Gairanod who first amazed the viewers and the vocal coaches during her blind audition as she had her powerful rendition of the timeless Aegis hit “Halik”?
Lyca was only 9 years old when she joined the singing contest and was later hailed as the first-ever champion of “The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1”, a reality singing competition broadcast on the Kapamilya Network.
Before she gained fame as a promising young singer, Lyca used to collect plastic bottles, old newspapers, and other types of recyclable trash and scraps in Tanza Cavite to help to sustain her family’s needs.
The young girl also became a trending topic online after a video of her singing the OPM song “Kalakip ng Awitin” was shared on social media platforms.
After winning, her life drastically changed from a poor young girl to an instant celebrity. The talented young girl also started her career in the local TV shows portraying herself in ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya and guested in ABS-CBN’s Hawak-Kamay, but the entire spotlight has been given to her to showcase more of her singing skills.
In 2015, Lyca’s debut album “Puede Nang Mangarap” under the company MCA Music Inc., was released in the market.
Aside from that, she also received her first Awit Award for Best Performance by a Child for her rendition of Regine Velasquez “Narito Ako”.
The young singer’s last two major TV appearance was when she joined the Season 2 of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids in 2017 and The Kids Choice in 2018.
Based on her social media account, Lyca is not active on TV nowadays because she was more focused on her studies, but she still keeps her fans and supporters updated through her vlogs, song covers and other gigs she regularly posts on her own YouTube channel.
The 14-year-old teen singer was also given the chance to travel to various parts of the world such as Australia and Hongkong to perform and showcase her talent in singing. She is now the breadwinner of their family and was able to purchase her own car and a house for their family.