Lyca Gairanod, from ‘The Voice Kids’ to ‘MMK’

The first grand champion of “The Voice Kids Philippines,” Lyca Gairanod, will share her touching life story in ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (August 16).

Lyca MMK

In preparation for the episode where she will be portraying herself, Lyca underwent an acting workshop under the supervision of “MMK” director Nuel Naval and veteran actress Malou de Guzman.

“In ‘MMK,’ viewers will see my life before I joined ‘The Voice Kids’,” said the nine-year-old singing champion, who was called the “Little Superstar” during the competition.

“Crying on cue was not so hard because Direk Nuel and Ms. Malou were there to guide me,” shared Lyca about how Naval and De Guzman helped her in her dramatic scenes.

Lyca, a small kid with big dreams from Tanza, Cavite, gained popularity for her heartfelt, amazing performances in “The Voice Kids” and humble background as a daughter of a fisherman. She would also sometimes help her mother scavenge for junk to sell.

Joining Lyca in her acting debut are Malou, Ronnie Lazaro, EJ Jallorina, Kokoy de Santos, Amy Nobleza, Jahren Estorque, Ian Galliguez, Marney Lapuz, Pepe Herrera, and Che Ramos. The episode is written by Benson Logronio and Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.


Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss Lyca’s acting debut in the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 8pm, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKLyca.

19 Comments on Lyca Gairanod, from ‘The Voice Kids’ to ‘MMK’

  1. Saan po pwede mapanood ang buong MMK ni lyca idol?

  2. lyca. magaling ka…..ikaw ang nanalo.

  3. “darren has the voice, lyca has the vote.”highest vote wins.

    deserving c darren, popular c lyca. popularity wins.

  4. peach blossom // September 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm //

    wag na kyong magkulitan tapos na ang kwento….
    lahat silang apat puro magagaling talaga!

  5. always luv u // August 27, 2014 at 11:57 am //

    ok lng lyca ung nag co-comment ng negative hayaan mo cla d nman cla may hawak ng knabukasan mo just stay humble GOD knows ur desire andhe will bless u luv u bb lyks

  6. Anonymous // August 26, 2014 at 7:14 am //

    Lyca, marami ang naghihintay sa yo ditto sa America. Sana makasama ka na sa ASAP group ditto sa Los Angeles sa October 11, 2014 show nila. Godbless.

  7. love you lyca..

  8. Anonymous // August 22, 2014 at 6:43 am //

    bingi yata at bulag itong nagsabing hindi deserving c lyca kahit mahirap cya kitang kita na may talento cya pakilinis nga tenga mo….

  9. Darren Mganda ang boses niya no doubt nmn…pero ung ibang performances niya though Mganda ang boses hnd Ganun k lakas s tao ang binibgay niyang emotions s knta n npaka importante s isang singer….kylngan mlkas ang hatak s tao….c lyca simple LNG ei hnd niya n kylngang mg effort pra LNG mkuha niya kc dr s sumthng in her n s knya LNG mkkta at maramdaman un ang bukod tangi s knya n hind masungkit ng mga kalban niya….pra siyang my magic….NASA knya n lahat and npa k bata p kya nkaka amaze tlga cxa n punuorin….

  10. Lakas mg hugot ng emotion c lyca ang lalim kaya Khit hnd perfect ung ibang performances niya nakakalimot n n my Mali cxa ksi nga napapa tamimi n s knya ang mga tao sarap s tenga ang boses n baby lyca….mata p LNG mapapalilingon kna s knya kc nangungusap ang knyng mga mata lalo pat marinig ang boses niyang npaka lamig…simple ang LNG ang galaw ng katawan pero prang isang chapter ang nkasulat n meaning ng knta grbe ang impact……loveyou baby lyca….huwag mong pansinin sng mga pretty bushers mo ha….hnd mo cla k level:) peace

  11. Melody arenas // August 19, 2014 at 12:52 am //

    Some people no heart for 9 yrs old Lyca against 13.shes trying hard to improve her life.why so bitter & jealous.Its Gods will she won coz of kindhearted Godfearing people worldwide.God punishes d evils & rewards d good.Put that in your dirty head..peolple all over d world voted for her.God bls coach Sarah,Abs-Cbn,All people who voted 4 lyca’s win, for those nice & understanding ones.GODBls us all. amen & AMEN.

  12. guys, relax lang kayo..Wala na tayong magagawa.As Queen Elsa says: THE PAST IS IN THE PAST. kaya mag let it go na kayo…..Btw. CONGRAGULATION TO YOU MY DEAR LYCA…God bless you and to your loving and very supporting family….

  13. concern citizen // August 17, 2014 at 8:58 am //

    Anu ba ang mfa stylo at mga comments na nababasa ko dito…mga walang respeto at delikadesa…pilipino naman tayuh..bakit hindi natin aminin..kung anuh ang nasa poso ng bawat pilipino….doon napatindig ang ating paghangah aa isang tao…at sinung nagsabi na prize at pera ang deserving lyka…deserving siya dahil maganda anf boses in first place…yaung mga duwag. Tangah at mapintas na comment…tingnan ninyuh mga sarili…hampas lupa..walang pinag aralan…ew nakakahiya kayuh…

  14. Joan Santos USA // August 17, 2014 at 7:08 am //

    Watched mmk today great acting for a beginner .who would expect she can act like that, , multi talented singing , dancing , acting , go girl malayo mararating mo ,u jst need more training to enhance your talent . U need a good Manager as well !!

  15. Joan Santos USA // August 17, 2014 at 7:02 am //

    Why u guys have to argue ?? Arent u proud that theres a lot of talented and gifted kids in our country , who knows in the future will give pride to our country. To d voice kids winners, keep dreaming , stay humble ,continue your journey to stardom. But remind u kids, dnt forget your studies.

  16. she deserve the title……. CONGRATULATIONS LYCA…..! kaya sa mga dili fans….. pwede ba wag naman maliitin ang bata…. magaling talaga siya……

  17. sa totoo lang kung boses lang ang batayan si lyca ang panalo…….

  18. congratulations Lyca! wag makalimot magdasal lagi ok… we are with you in prayer……. God bless you….

  19. para sa akin hindi kagalingan kumanta si Lyka, pero mukhang mahusay syang umarte sa mmk, preview pa lang pansin na agad yung eye to eye contact nya

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