The Voice of the Philippines: Controversy on Joniver Robles' Exit

The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 gets into a controversy. What really happened to 4-chair turner Joniver Robles? Why is he out of the competition?

Sunday night, January 18, 2015, was the last of the 4 knockouts of The Voice Philippines Season 2, featuring Bamboo's team or the Kamp Kawayan.

Supposedly advancing to The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Live Shows from Team Bamboo are Joniver Robles, Karlo Mojica Rence Rapanot, Kai Honasan, Arnee Hidalgo and Tanya Diaz.

1st Group:
Karlo Mojica - "Usok" - ADVANCED
Rita Martinez - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" - ELIMINATED
Joniver Robles - "Himig Natin" - ADVANCED

2nd Group:
Rence Rapanot - "Walang Hanggang Paalam" - ADVANCED
Kai Honasan - "Limang Dipang Tao" - ADVANCED
Elmerjun Hilario - "Dati" - ELIMINATED

3rd Group:
Lougee Basabas - "Chain of Fools" - ELIMINATED
Arnee Hidalgo - "Fallin'" - ADVANCED
Tanya Diaz - "I Remember You" - ADVANCED

But one big announcement was made by Coach Bamboo after the knockouts, that after much deliberation, Joniver Robles had to leave the show due to personal reasons. As a result, Rita, the one defeated by Joniver and was eliminated during the Knockouts, is back and the one going to the Live Shows.

Without telling the viewers the exact reason for Joniver's departure from the show, it sounded intriguing to me. I felt like there was something wrong. It actually made everyone so curious.

And I was right. Had a quick look at Joniver's FB account and found this intriguing statement:

Joniver Robles: "I NEED HELP. To all my supporters....specially friends and love my Mom. I didnt know what to do and not hearing anything from my coach and teammates or anyone from the show made wait until tonight. IT WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM ME. Myself.. being in that show is "personal" itself ....I've been struggling and doing this all my life and always wanted to perform in a worldwide stage. I will never exchange this opportunity for anything. I am saying this because these people can always make up lies to be used against me."

Seems like he's clueless why he had to give up his slot for Rita. Was he forced to quit? Was he removed or disqualified? Reportedly, Joniver was disqualified for violating one important rule of the show and it left him with no choice.

However, in a newer FB status, Joniver denied that he broke any rules of the show.

Joniver Robles: "This is for those who are saying I broke some rule or did something para magka problema yung show. Post it here. Just make sure your facts are straight and speaks for itself at hindi nabasa nyo lang at narinig kung kanino."

As long as he and TVOP management won't reveal the real reason, people won't stop speculating. -

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4 Comment(s):

  1. pucha naman talaga..! pulitika talaga.. kung kayo papipiliin si kai o si elmer jun.. di hamak naman na mas magaling si elmer jun kay KAI palibhasa honasan kc!!!! at tangalin si CASPER nakakabwiset ang boses! pang asar lang.. autotune


  3. Myrla Dablo LumacangJanuary 19, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    ang galing ni ej sayang! ang mangyayari dyan panalo na ang team sarah jason f. or kokoi could be the best pick

  4. agree. ang isa sa mga reasons why si cai ang pinili is marketing ng votes next rounds, since mayaman sila kaya nilang bumili ng boto and malaking kita un ng network. just my 2 cents..