Monday, July 13, 2015

Lyca Gairanod Releases Debut Album With “Puede Nang Mangarap”

Lyca Gairanod is the little girl that could – her small frame and big voice has surprised Filipinos all over the world after her trending The Voice Kids blind audition. Many thought she’s just another young biritera but her story and her charm has made everyone fall in love with her more.

Lyca’s parents knew she was special but not the star she’s meant to become. Even at a young age, she already showed talent in singing and dancing. When her family saved up for an audio component, the little Caviteña religiously practiced singing her favorite songs from Miley Cyrus and Aegis. From there, she became the darling of the neighborhood, performing for friends, family, and even strangers and they, in turn, give her small amounts of money as tokens of appreciation. On the side, she also sells recyclables and saves up her all earnings to help the family. This was the 9-year old’s motivation to join The Voice under Coach Sarah Geronimo’s guidance.

The big stage and the growing number of fans didn’t scare her at all. All she did was sing her heart out. “Di ko po akalain na ako po ang mag-cha-champion,” Lyca finally made her dream for her family come true with a new house and a career to help sustain their livelihood. She’s determined to fulfill all of that by touring the country promoting her new album under MCA Music, endorsements, and acting too. Even if this work may seem too hectic for a child, Lyca still enjoys being a kid bonding with her co-finalists on tour, especially riding airplanes to and from locations. It gets challenging but with the family in mind, she’s determined. “[Nagsisikap ako para] Makapag-aral po yung mga kapatid ko. Yung pamilya ko po di na po maghihirap. Tutulungan ko pa rin po sila.”
And speaking of new album, she finally released her much anticipated debut record entitled “Puede Nang Mangarap”. The album features the carrier single of the same title composed by Jungee Marcelo. It perfectly describes her journey from where she came from up to now that she has her new album. Same with other tracks that will touch everyone who will listen like “Malalampasan” (Noel Mahinay), “Sa Isang Awit” (Andrei Panaligan), “Ngumiti Ka Lang” (Muriel Ann “Sisa” Jamito, Emman D’Great & Jaydee Chua Gungon) and “Kung Kaya Mong Isipin” (Jude Gitamondoc). Inspirational diva Jamie Rivera also contributed a song to Lyca- the playful and fun track “Tayo Ay Maglaro” about bringing back the traditional games Filipino children play like “tumbang preso”, “patintero” and “piko”. Her version of the track “Iingatan Ka” (popularized by Carol Banawa) is the song she dedicates to her mother for always being there for her. The album also includes the remix version of “Puede Nang Mangarap” while the digital version includes some recorded covers of her performance from The Voice Kids.

Little kid, big aspirations – Lyca wants everyone who has the talent and dream to join her in this exciting musical adventure. “Sana po kung meron po kayong talent ilabas nyo lang po,” It’s a simple advice from a girl her age but has so much truth. That’s exactly what she did, without any inhibitions, and continues to surprise everyone with what she can do. Even with the attention she’s been getting, she promised one thing – “Hindi ko po makakalimutan kung saan po ako nanggaling.”
What’s next for this vocal phenom? More projects, more songs, more acting gigs – Lyca is just excited to reveal more of her skills and talents to everyone! Get ready!

“Puede Nang Mangarap” is now out in CDs at Astroplus, Astrovision and Odyssey outlets. It can also be downloaded via Spinnr and iTunes and streamed on Spinnr, Apple Music, VEVO, Spotify, Deezer and Guvera. “Puede Nang Mangarap” press conference is presented by Jollibee.

For bookings and inquiries, contact Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist Management at +632 9162504 local 107, +639178565174 and +639209682991 or email or

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