Users on social networking sites who happened to be viewers of The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 did not like how Coach Bamboo decided on the fate of Rence Rapanot, Elmerjun Hilario and Kai Honasan in the said competition. After their performance for the Knockout Round, Rence Rapanot and Kai Honasan were chosen to move on to the Live Shows.
One netizen said, “In my honest opinion, Kai Honasan doesn’t deserve a spot to the Final 6! Her chosen song plus her rendition never gives me a heat. I don’t even get tasty with her style. Sorry for my comment. Forgive for just being honest!” This statement was agreed by many who read it.
According to them Elmerjun Hilario is better than Kai Honasan. Fans of the show started to speculate that Kai was chosen by Bamboo because she is an original Team Bamboo and Elmerjun was a result of a ‘steal’ after Coach Sarah chose Kokoi Baldo over him in the Battle Rounds.