You may know her from ‘The Voice Teens’, but Isabela Vinzon has a lot more going for her than just being part of the talent show’s first season. The 16-year old showcased her ability during the blind auditions with the song “Feeling Good”, making coach Bamboo and coach Sharon turn their chairs. Isabela, or ‘Lala’ for short, ultimately chose to be part of team Kawayan. She competed until the grand finals and came out as the first runner-up.
She is now more productive than ever in expanding her horizons as an artist.
Lala has released a single called ‘Right Now’, which she said explains how fragile love is and how you have to love someone while they’re still there. She also collaborated with British Pop Rock band New Hope Club when they visited the Philippines for a mall show. They worked on the band’s song ‘Fixed’. Recently, she released another single.
“It’s a collaboration with Alvin Chung, a Malaysian singer and actor,” Lala said enthusiastically. “I’m so lucky to be part of the song kasi matagal nang project to ng MCA na makipag-collab ang mga Filipino artists sa international artists. Our single ‘We Got This’ is very pop and very cheerful, iba siya sa mga kinakanta kong kanta. Hindi siya kagaya ng mga country rock na kinakanta ko madalas. It’s pop and groovy and I really love it.”
Lala is also currently part of a segment in ASAP called ASAP G, and she shared her experience with transferring from ASAP Jambayan to ASAP G.
“I was part of ASAP Jambayan, an acoustic group. Nung nag-transfer ako sa ASAP G, it was really an adjustment for me kasi I went from from acoustic to sing and dance. Nag-adjust ako sa mga dancing, sa prod naming, and new music, new people. Pero it was really fun. Naka-miss din syempre yung mga nakasama ko noon, nagkikita-kita parin naman kami pero hindi na lang kami nasa iisang rehearsal. Yun nga, you have to learn how to adjust sa showbiz, paiba-iba yung nakakasama natin. For ASAP G, super fun ngayon ng group namin kasi puro teens kami and malaki-laki ang fanbase ng mga teens and millennials ngayon so I’m really happy to be part of ASAP G.”
Lala is very bubbly and easy to talk to. She has an innocence to her, as well as an obvious sense of humility. The young artist exhibits a pleasing personality that will surely captivate those she crosses paths with. She has a certain glimmer in her eye as she explained what else she wanted to do in the future.
“Siguro, I want to direct films, and to do action films. For the action films, I want to both direct and star in them. And I want to write more songs. I’ll be releasing my own song very soon I hope and sana magkaroon pa ako ng chance na malabas ko yung pagiging artist ko,” she said.
She also had a message for her fans, and those who continually show their support for her.
“Thank you so much for supporting me, without my fans, wala ako ngayon dito. Kahit nag-uumpisa palang ako, step by step, they’re still there to support and lagi nila akong tinuturing na pamilya. Inaalam nila ang lahat ng tungkol saakin at natutuwa ako kasi mas marami silang alam kaysa saakin tungkol sa sarili ko,” she said, before giving a hearty laugh.
Photographer | Raphael Yu
Videographer | Wil Joseph Magsino
Make-up Artist | Guillano Valenzuela
Stylist | Paris Roxas
Hairstylist | Mark Anthony Sto Domingo-Rosales
Special Thanks to MCA Music, Neil Gregorio, Enrico Del Rosario Ilacad, Jackielou delos Santos, Roi Vinzon, Jeaney Vinzon and Zoomburst Studios