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Lyca Jane Epe Gairanod (born November 21, 2004) is a Filipina child singer and actress. She won the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines, where she landed a recording contract with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines) She subsequently made her first television appearance as an actress portraying herself in ABS-CBN's Maalaala Mo Kaya and guested in ABS-CBN's Hawak-Kamay the following month.

Lyca Gairanod
Birth nameLyca Jane Epe Gairanod
Born (2004-11-21) November 21, 2004 (age 14)
Tanza, Cavite, Philippines
GenresOPM, Pinoy Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, RnB, Soul Music, Adult Contemporary
Occupation(s)Singer, Performer, Child Actress, Endorser [1]
Years active2014–present
LabelsStar Magic (2014 (2014))
MCA Music Inc. (Philippines) (2014–present (2014–present))
Associated actsSarah Geronimo
(The Voice Kids coach)

Early lifeEdit

Gairanod was born on November 21, 2004 in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines.[2] Her family collected plastic materials, bottles, and other recyclable items for added income. Her father was a fisherman, and her mother, Maria Nessel Gairanod, scavenged used bottles and old newspapers. Gairanod helped her mother and sang for her neighbors in exchange for money and food.[3] Gairanod said she was not forced by her mother to find recyclable materials but wanted to help her family and earn an allowance.[4]

The Voice Kids' stint and championshipEdit

During ABS-CBN's The Voice Kids season one auditions, which aired on May 8, 2014, Gairanod performed Aegis' "Halik".[5] Coach Sarah Geronimo pressed the button for her. Coach Lea Salonga was supposed to press her button but did not because she felt that the two were "meant to be".

She advanced to the sing-off round by winning the battles round on July 12, 2014, against Isaac Zamudio and Lee Marcelino. They sang "Isang Lahi" by Regine Velasquez.

The battles round was followed by the sing-offs.[6] Per team, two artists are chosen by their coaches for the live shows.[7] Unlike in the battles where the coach picks the song for the artists, in the sing-offs, the song is chosen by the artists.

She advanced to the semi-finals after being chosen by Sarah Geronimo as one of the two would-be representatives of team Sarah among five contenders, performing the Tagalog version of Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father".[8]

She advanced to the finals after singing "Pangarap na Bituin" by her mentor Sarah Geronimo during the live semi-finals on July 19, 2014, in Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.[9] She received the highest number of votes.[10] While Salonga stated that the song is usually sung by persons who have dreams to fulfill, Geronimo said that the child is slowly reaching her dream, and that she could help her family escape from poverty.[9]

The voting mechanics for the live finals is based on the accumulated votes per round: power ballad round, upbeat song round, and a duet with a celebrity round. Voting lines are opened between the end and the start of each round. At the end of the three rounds, all votes are tallied and the artist who gains the highest accumulated votes is declared the winner.[11]

The first episode of the finals was opened by the top four artists with a medley rendition of Sponge Cola's "Bitiw", Rocksteddy's "Superhero", and Sandwich's "Sugod".[11]

Gairanod sang Regine Velasquez's "Narito Ako" on the first round of the finals. She also sang Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" on the second round and Aegis' "Basang-basa sa Ulan" on the third round. She was proclaimed the winner at the end of the competition.

Performances and resultsEdit

     Studio Version of song charted

Table – The Voice performances and results
Round Song Original artist Order Result
Blind Audition "Halik" Aegis 1 Sarah turned Joined Team Sarah
The Battles Round "Isang Lahi" Regine Velasquez 1 Saved
The Sing-off Round "Dance With My Father" (Tagalog version) Luther Vandross 1 Saved by coach
Week 1: Semi-finals "Pangarap na Bituin" Sharon Cuneta 1 Saved by public votes (highest votes)
Week 2: Finals "Narito Ako" Regine Velasquez 1 Grand Winner
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 1
"Basang Basa sa Ulan" Aegis 1

Career after The Voice KidsEdit

TV guestings and appearancesEdit

After being the first grand champion of The Voice Kids season one,[12] she had not attended the concert because the singer planned to expatriate in the United States. Only Darlene Vibares, Darren Espanto, and Juan Karlos Labajo attended the concert including the other finalists of the show. The concert was a charity event for the victims of Typhoon Glenda.[13]

She appeared on Rated K with Darlene Vibares, where they shared how they fought poverty at an early age.[14]

The four finalists of The Voice Kids, including Gairanod, Espanto, Vibares, and Labajo, appeared on ASAP 19. Gairanod sang "Halik".[15]

Acting careerEdit

Gairanod started her acting career in the drama anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya, where she acted as herself who was a junk scavenger.[16]



Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2014 Hawak-Kamay Lilet
Guest [17]
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Red Envelope Herself Main [18]
Goin' Bulilit Herself Guest


Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2017 Tatlong Bibe Regis films and Entertainment

Reality and variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2017 Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids (season 1) ABS-CBN Contestant / Performer / Herself
2014–present The Voice Kids Contestant / Grand Champion [19]
ASAP Herself
It's Showtime Guest with TVK Top 4
The Voice of the Philippines S2 Herself / Guest

Talk showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2017 Gandang Gabi Vice ABS-CBN Herself / Guest with YFSF Kids Grand Finalists
2014 Rated K Herself / Guest with TVK Top 4
Kris TV [20]
The Buzz
Gandang Gabi Vice
Umagang Kay Ganda



Year Album Title Artist Recording Label Certification Ref.
2014 The Voice Kids Album Lyca Gairanod and The Voice Kids Top 6 MCA Music Inc. GOLD
2015 Puede Nang Mangarap Lyca Gairanod MCA Music Inc.


Title Length Recording label Published on
Pangarap na Bituin 3:50 MCA Music Inc. Dec. 22, 2014
Puede nang mangarap 4:03 MCA Music Inc. May 11, 2015

Chart performanceEdit

Year Title Peak (Pinoy MYX Countdown) Peak (MYX Hit Chart) Album
2014 Pangarap Na Bituin 2 4 The Voice Kids: The Album
2015 Puede Nang Mangarap 2 2 Puede Nang Mangarap: Album
2016 Sa Isang Awit 3 3 Puede Nang Mangarap: Album
2016 Tayo Ay Maglaro (feat Reynan Dal-Anay) 5 11 Puede Nang Mangarap: Album


Year Title Details Notes Ref.
2014 Boses ng Bulilit... Kami Ulit!
  • Date: July 31, Thursday
  • Venue: Resorts World Manila
  • Studio: ABS-CBN
The Voice Kids [21]
Lani Misalucha's Concert,
the Philippine Tour
  • Date: August 22, Friday
  • Venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
(with Darren Espanto)
  • Date: August 29, Friday
  • Venue: SMX Convention Center, Davao
  • Date: December 6, Saturday
  • Venue: PICC Plenary Hall
  • Studio: MCA Music Inc.
The Voice Kids [25]
2015 Little Voices: Live In Australia Concert
(with Darren Espanto)


  • This is a list of awards, recognitions, achievements and nominations received by Lyca Gairanod during her career.
Year Award Category Notable Works Result Ref.
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Female TV Personality MMK: Red Envelope Won [27][28]
2015 Myx Music Awards 2015 Favorite New Artist The Voice Kids Album Nominated [29]
Favorite Remake Pangarap na Bituin Nominated
PEP List Awards 2015 Child Star of the Year Herself Won [30]
28th Awit Awards Best Performance by a Child/Children Narito Ako Won [31]


  • "Lyca Gairanod - Pangarap Na Bituin". Retrieved Dec 22, 2014.
  • "Lyca Gairanod - Puede Nang Mangarap". Retrieved Jun 19, 2015.
  1. ^ Jollibee's Jolly Jolly Joy Joy. Jollibee Philippines. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ "Lyca Gairanod: The Voice Kids profile". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  3. ^ "How Lyca Gairanod was Discovered before joining The Voice Kids". Adobo TalkPH. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Little girl wows 'Voice Kids' coaches with Aegis song". ABS-CBN. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Voice Kids Blind Auditions: "Halik" by Lyca". ABS-CBN. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Dondon Sermino (June 27, 2014). "Team Lea sa The Voice Kids, magbabakbakan na!". Abante (in Filipino). Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Leah C. Salterio (June 27, 2014). "All set for Voice Kids' 'Battle Rounds'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Not the end of the road for other Team Sarah members". ABS-CBN. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Lacuata, Rose Camella. "'Little Superstar' Lyca sings classic piece". ABS-CBN. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "'Voice Kids' reveals top 4 finalists". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  11. ^ a b "Darren, Lyca, JK, Darlene team up for opening number". ABS-CBN News. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lyca Gairanod wins 'The Voice Kids'". Rappler. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  13. ^ Sazon, Joyce. "'Boses ng Bulilit – Kami Ulit' charity concert by The Voice Kids and co". Philippine Entertainment. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "How Lyca Gairanod & Darlene Vibares Fought Poverty?". Philnews. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  15. ^ Galindez, Flow. "Lyca Gairanod "Halik" performance in ASAP 19". ASK. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  16. ^ "Monster ratings for Lyca's life story on 'MMK'". ABS CBN ABS CBN. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Lyca debuts on 'Hawak Kamay'. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  18. ^ List of Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes
  19. ^ Lyca Gairanod: The Voice Kids Philippines Grand Champion. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  20. ^ Lyca Gairanod On Kris TV Archived 2014-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  21. ^ "Boses ng Bulilit... Kami Ulit" concert featuring "The Voice Kids" artists airs this Saturday". August 1, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  22. ^ Darren, Lyca to join Lani Misalucha in concert. August 19, 2014
  23. ^ "Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod To Join Lani Misalucha’s Concert On August 22 – Videos" Archived 2014-10-22 at the Wayback Machine. August 19, 2014
  24. ^ "Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto Join Lani Misalucha in Concert (Video)". Philippine News. August 19, 2014
  25. ^ "The Voice Kids All In: The Concert". Manila Concert Scene. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  26. ^[permanent dead link]
  27. ^ 28th Star Awards for Television nominees revealed. Pep. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  28. ^ Complete List of Winners: 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014. The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  29. ^ MYX Music Awards 2015 unveils its nominees; Daniel Padilla gets nominated 5x. Push. Retrieved 2015-02-19
  30. ^ The 2015 PEP List awardees . Philstar.
  31. ^ FULL LIST: 28th Awit Awards Nominees, Kyla Leads Nominations . The Digital Spy.

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