Filipino-Austrian victorious in ‘The Voice Kids Germany’

Filipino-Austrian victorious in ‘The Voice Kids Germany’

Filipino-Austrian victorious in ‘The Voice Kids Germany’
THE CHAMPION. Philippine pride Lukas Janisch poses with his coach Mark Forster. Screengrab from Instagram/@markfosterofficial

Thirteen-year-old Filipino-Austrian Lukas Janisch was declared the winner of “The Voice Kids Germany” on Friday, March 25.

Lukas’ finale songs “When We Were Young” by Adele and “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys helped him nab the grand prize, which includes a training grant worth 15,000 euros and a record deal.

Watch his finale performances here:


Lukas’ journey in “The Voice Kids Germany” started with a stunning rendition of Alicia Keys' "Fallin'" during his blind auditions, which wowed all three coaches -- Lena Meyer Landrut, Sasha Alexander, and Mark Forster -- into a three-chair turn and a standing ovation.


The audience and the coaches were so impressed that they even asked Lukas for an encore, to which he duly complied.

All three coaches tried different strategies to convince Lukas to join their respective teams. Alexander even sang Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” to woo the young singer.


Lukas, however, eventually picked Forster as his coach.

Watch his audition here:

In the battle rounds, Lukas outshone two other contestants in singing “Broken Strings,” prompting his coach to advance him to the next round.

Watch Lukas battle it out here:

Lukas continued to impress in the semifinals, where he sang "7 Years” by Danish soul pop band Lukas Graham.

Forster eventually chose the teen singer to represent his team in the Top 3, leading to a win in the finale after Lukas got the highest percentage of viewers' votes.


This is Forster’s first time to win as a coach.

Watch the announcement here:


Lukas joins the league of champion Filipino singers overseas, which includes Rose Fostanes (2014 X Factor Israel), Marlisa Punzalan (2014 X Factor Australia) and Cyrus Villanueva (2015 X Factor Australia).

He resides with his family in Furstenfeld, Austria, where his father hails. His mom is a native of Palompon, Leyte in the Philippines.






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