Jessica Reynoso, the Filipino-American singer who joined "The Voice of the Philippines" Season 1 back in 2013, is now rubbing elbows with international pop group Black Eyed Peas ("Where Is The Love," "Let's Get It Started," "Boom Boom Pow," "My Humps," "I Gotta Feeling")!
Jessica's soulful voice captured the interest of Black Eyed Peas member Apl.de.ap, who would later on become her coach in the singing competition.
At the blind auditions, coach Apl.de.ap said, "I'm really gonna take care of you, and guide you the right way. We could make some beautiful stuff together. I feel like you're my long-lost sister. Please, pick me. I want you!"
When Jessica performed the OPM hit "Ikaw" on the show, coach Apl.de.ap showered her with praises, even comparing her to international female singers. He said, "Alam mo, you are the Beyonce, the Alicia Keys ng Pilipinas. You have a unique look. And you're gonna inspire so many Amerasians. 'Yung mga anak na naiwanan ng mga magulang, you're gonna inspire all those kids, especially tonight, the way you performed."
He continued, "And I can't wait to tell my best friend [and co-Black Eyed Peas member] Will.i.am. about you. I see a bright future in you, and you're just getting started."
Come 2014, Apl.de.ap stayed true to his words of guiding Jessica all the way, as she signed a recording contract with the Fil-Am rapper-artist's very own music label, BMBX (pronounced as Boom Box).
With BMBX, Jessica released her songs "Just Like You" and "Sing Along".
She was also able to collaborate with Apl.de.ap for the songs "Crazy 'Bout U" and "Be".
Apl.de.ap's promise is a promise. Now, we see Jessica working and performing alongside Black Eyed Peas.
Black Eyed Peas' latest song release "Ring the Alarm" also featured a woman whose name was not mentioned. However, posts from both Jessica and Apl.de.ap, somehow confirmed that she's the voice behind it! See their posts here:
Watch the video here, and see for yourself!
Jessica has truly come a long way!
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