actress and singer Sarah Geronimo’s father is a retired PLDT employee, and
her mother used to run a beauty parlor in their house at Sta. Cruz, Manila. Pretty
Sarah is the third of four children with siblings Johna Rizzie, Sunshine Grace,
and Ezekiel Gabriel. Sarah's first music lessons came from her father. He would
have her practice everyday to develop her singing prowess. Sexy Sarah first sang
on stage at age two at a mall show. Sarah sang "Pasko Na Naman" with
Pinky Marquez and Richard Reynoso. At four years old, mother Divine would accompany
her to auditions for different TV programs. Sarah became part of kiddie shows
Pen-pen de Sarapen (4-6 years old), Ang TV (7-8 years old), and NEXT (8-9 years
old). In between auditions, Sarah would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges.
Beautiful Sarah was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul
II. Sarah at an early age joined hosts of different singing contests the first
of which was Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone
Star For A Night hosted by Ms. Regine Velasquez was possibly the singing contest
that propelled Sarah to stardom. On March 1, 2003, at age fourteen Sarah appeared
as the grand prize winner of the said singing competition with her version of
the song "To Love You More." She won one million pesos and a managerial
contract at Viva Artist Agency. The prize money was spent on tuition fees and
the operation of her eldest sister.
Philippine celebrity Sarah Geronimo is classified as Lyric-Spinto Soprano and
has coloratura abilities. Her voice has the ability to do acrobatic singing
style. Philippine singer Sarah's voice can do a perfect collaboration with a
male counter-tenor by using her coloratura vocals full-throatedly. She is believed
to have a 4 octave vocal range.