Toni Gonzaga (MNS Photo)

Toni Gonzaga (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Mar 13 (Mabuhay) -– Television host Toni Gonzaga believes hosting the reality talent show “The Voice Philippines” will actually help hone her skills in singing.

Gonzaga said it will be an honor for her to also listen to what the powerhouse judges will say to the aspiring singers.

“This will inspire me to improve and develop myself when it comes to the singing department. Siyempre maraming matututunan sa coaches, form the singers and this will help me also hone my skills so hindi pa naman nawawala yung music sa buhay ko,” she said.

Gonzaga said she is proud to host the upcoming Kapamilya show because it shows the contestants’ abilities “according to what they can do and what they can give.”

“I think one of the best asset ng programang ito is that we will not mold the singers, we will not mold them into something or someone na hindi naman nila personality,” she said.

“They can choose their songs, they can choose their outfits. Everything will be based on their own choice. Maganda yun kasi ‘di ba sa ibang reality shows they mold the singers minsan sa mold na hindi naman sila comfortable. Kaya dito dun kami sa kung saan talaga sila comfortable and where they think they can shine,” she added.

As in the United States version of the show — which featured as coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine for its first three seasons — the local edition of the contest will pit contestants from four teams against each other to be named “The Voice.”

Set to premiere in the second quarter of the year, “The Voice of the Philippines” will be hosted by Gonzaga.

Among the competition’s judges are Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac and Lea Salonga.

While the show has yet to reveal who the fourth judge is, it has been reported that of the Black Eyed Peas is already in talks with the network for a possible stint on the show. (MNS)