(With Celine Dion in Madison Square Garden)
She used to join a local TV singing talent search but did not win. She used to beg for shows. Now she is making it big. Just who is she?
She is a 17 year old singer who has the voice of an angel. She is one of the VERY few singers who can give me goosebumps with their performance. For me, goosebumps means very good. She has joined singing contest since she was of very young age but rarely win. Partly because Filipinos like meztisa beauty which she does not have. She has gone through difficulty in her life but that did not stop her until she makes it and now she has made it.
With just pure talent, she reached a different level. With her family, especially her mom as her inspiration she went on to continue.
The said singer became popular in some countries in Asia after someone with the username of FalseVoice uploaded a video of her in YouTube singing in a guesting abroad and some staff of Ellen DeGeneres, an American TV host, got in awe after seeing her perform, showed the video to Ellen then Ellen invited her for a guesting in her show, where she received a number of standing ovation from the audience in her performance. After that, Ms. Oprah Winfrey (who does not know Ms. O?) invited her to her show Oprah where she made everybody watch in disbelief what a great angelic voice she have. That started “it” for her. She was introduced to Celine Dion who is her idol as she grew up singing her songs and Mr. David Foster to guide her and her career as they truly believe in her talent.
Since then, she has been invited to perform with the biggest names in the music industry in the world from Andrea Bocelli to the memorable duet with Celine Dion.
However, when you are doing good, people will try to bring you down. As an evidence of her success, she is now being hit with some unpleasant issues. Worst one is from Mr. Freddie Aguilar.
To calm him down and make your fellow Filipinos proud, maybe next time, if given the opportunity to be in Oprah again, I believe it will be nice to sing an english song written by Filipinos. Like a Martin Nievera song, Gary V or even Regine Velasquez’s song. They have great english songs that can showcase the Filipinos talent for song writing in a language they will understand. Just a suggestion, up to you and the people behind you to decide.
Nothing else to say but keep your head up high Charice. Keep your feet on the ground. Keep it simple, continue being simple and people of the world will continue to love and support you.
Soar high and don’t forget where you came from when you already make it real big. We are so proud of you.
So watch it, and listen real good! What a voice! Great duet performance from the two. Favorite part is 1:46.. I watched it again just now and again, GOOSEBUMPS! Enjoy!