Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Charice Pempengco, Hitting the High Notes with Celine Dion

"She has a voice that can literally blow the roof off the Madison Garden." - Celine Dion on Charice

The last time I heard, she was singing for the World Cup. One lucky girl!!! The world cup, imagine? She'll have the chance of meeting and rubbing elbows with hot football stars like Beckham. Now, she did a duet with Celine Dion. Not only that, Celine honored her with a lengthy introduction. At Oprah's request and Celine's curiosity over Charice's noted talent, she decided to have her as a guest to her concert in Madison Square last Monday, September 15, 2008. For a matter of seven long minutes, she marveled at her remarkable voice and recounted Charice's struggle in joining various contests to get noticed. In turn, Charice received thunderous applause from the audience before, during and after her performance. Keeping at par with Celine with all the high notes must have been an ear feast to the audience especially to her mother and our fellow men who must have been brimming with pride while she sang onstage. In the videos I have attached, you'll see what I mean.

You say she got lucky? Perhaps. However, as they say, it's not just luck, mate. It's a combination of talent, hardwork, faith and right timing. Take note. In a big show here in the Philippines, she only ranked third. You wonder why how such remarkable talent received such undeserving honor? Well, she got beaten up with text votes and superficial qualities like her not-so pretty face. It's a good thing she remained faithful to what she can do. Look where she's at now. Charice is enjoying this overwhelming publicity (not just locally but internationally) more than her fellow contestants from the said show. Way more than the declared champion, I tell you.

Here's to Charice!! She kind of rubbed off on me. Never used to like her much.

Video 1 - Charice on Oprah

Video 2 - Celine's lenghty introduction for Charice

Video 3 - The much talked about duet

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