The voice sensation filipino-american Amy Vachal proud to be half filipino

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Amy Vachal sings ‘A Sunday Kind of Love’ on ‘The Voice’.

Filipino-American singer Amy Vachal lost her original coach Pharrell Williams which also almost cost her the competition on “The Voice” on Monday.

Thankfully, two other mentors were more than happy to “steal” her. During the knockout rounds of the U.S. talent search series, Amy Vachal mesmerized once again with her soothing performance of the 1940s torchy jazz standard “A Sunday Kind of Love.”

The song also showcased Amy’s higher register as guest mentor Rihanna advised her to loose her guitar. That she did in last week’s battle rounds and got the cheering crowd on their feet and drew a standing ovation from coach Adam Levine.

Amy, however, ran into her toughest competition yet on the show as Madi Davis completely owned “A Case of You”, making it very tough for Pharrell to choose. He eventually decided on Madi.

Fortunately, it was not curtains yet for Amy as both Levine and Blake Shelton made passionate bids to steal the 26-year old niece of ex-governor and Cebu 3rd district representative Gwendolyn Garcia.

Shelton said that he believes Amy is a star and still one of her favorite artists on the show while Levine again echoed what he said on Amy’s first audition that he believes she could “win this whole thing.”

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Amy eventually chose Team Adam as she moves on in the competition with a new mentor.

In a recent interview with NBC News, Amy admitted that she had taken a lot of odd jobs as she tried to make ends meet even while pursuing her musical passion.

“I went through many different waitress jobs. I worked in a bakery. I worked in a bar. I would just get these opportunities to sing sometimes whether it be at a restaurant or a well-paying gig and somehow I got into doing more session work in the studio and for the past two years that has become my biggest source of income,” she confessed.

Asked how she feels about the support she’s getting from “the Filipino community” since joining “The Voice” and becoming one of the show’s most popular contestants, Amy acknowledged her Filipino heritage and talked about her recent visit in the country shortly after typhoon Yolanda.

“Yes. I’m half Filipino. It’s crazy that there has been such a huge response and I have been overwhelmed by it. My mom was born and raised there. I’ve only been there three times in my entire life. The most recent was last fall and I went to go visit family. It happened to be right after this crazy hurricane hit the area where my mom is from and we weren’t sure if there was going to be a runway. We ended up going and we just jumped right into the relief efforts. Ever since that I’ve felt a special connection to the Filipino culture. I’m so grateful to be considered one of their own even though I’m a ‘hapa’ baby.”

In the Philippines, “The Voice” airs every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:50PM within 12 hours of its original U.S. broadcast, first and exclusive on AXN.

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