"The Voice of the Philippines Teens" coach Sarah Geronimo had a subtle way of addressing her bashers during the Live Shows last July 16.
The Popstar Royalty got criticized over her choice for the Top 3 candidates of Team Sarah.
Nisha Bedana, Jona Marie Soquite, and Ivan Navares – Sarah’s chosen Top 3 – proved themselves during their Live Show performances, earning praises from all of the judges.
Fellow coach Lea Salonga, who didn’t hesitate to defend the Sarah from the hate she’s been getting lately, gave the bashers a direct warning on the show. After Nisha’s performance, she had this to say: “To everyone who has been giving Sarah Geronimo a lot of hate online, here's some salt and pepper. You better start eating your words now. Here's a fork, here's a knife, eat your words now.”
Meanwhile, after Ivan’s performance, Sarah encouraged him by saying:
"Ivan, sa naging performance mo ngayong gabi, pinatunayan mo na 'di ako nagkamali. Sila ang nagkamali."
Naysayers remarked that she wasted her opportunities to win and that they deemed there were "better" contestants in her team. Haters bashed her for letting her emotions take the reins in choosing her candidates, saying that her decisions were based not on her artists' talent.
In choosing her Top 3, Sarah was often near tears, expressing that none of the decisions she made were easy. However, she stood by them and had no regrets.