Charice Pempengco On the Oprah Winfrey Show

Charice Pempengco on Oprah

Amazing….Charice Pempengco appeared on Oprah today.


Charice Pempengco started to sing when she was only 4 years old. At age 7, she began joining amateur singing contests, from town fiestas in their province of San Pedro, Laguna to several televised competitions in her country. In 2005, Charice joined Little Big Star, a talent show in the Philippines loosely patterned after American Idol. Eliminated after her first performance, she was later called back as a wildcard contender. Charice worked her way up to the finals.

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Charice has referred to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce and Mariah Carey as her musical influences.

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In 2007, a series of YouTube videos of Charice’s performances posted by a user called FalseVoice brought her to the attention of Ten Songs/Productions based in Sweden. In June 2007, she flew to Stockholm, Sweden and recorded seven songs.

A video of Charice performing the Dreamgirls’ anthem And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going became a hit on a UCC (user-created-content) video sharing site. This gained her an invite to perform the same song on Star King, a famous talent show in South Korea, in October 13, 2007. She was introduced as the “Little Whitney Houston”.

In December 19, 2007, Charice flew to the United States for the first time after having been personally invited by Ellen Degeneres to perform on her show. She sang Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You and And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.

In December 29, 2007, she once again performed as the Most Requested Foreign Act on Star King, performing Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive and a duet with Lena Park.

In April 2008, Charice guested on The Paul O’Grady Show in England, performing two songs and earning standing ovations, the first in the show’s history.

In May 2008, Charice guested on The Oprah Winfrey Show in their World’s Smartest Kids episode. She sang Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.

In the same month, Charice was introduced to the international concert arena by David Foster in his tribute concert, David Foster and Friends, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

In July 2008, Charice was personally invited by one of her heros Andrea Bocelli to be one of his guests on his birthday concert, The Cinema Tribute, held in Lajatico, Italy. Aside from her solo performances, she did a duet of the song The Prayer with the famous tenor.

On September 06, 2008, Charice performed before more than 50,000 football fans at Feyenoord’s Centennial Anniversary, the Festival of the Century, in the Netherlands where she sang the team’s theme song, You’ll Never Walk Alone.

On September 09, 2008, Charice once again guested on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the Dreams Come True episode. Oprah referred to her as The Most Talented Girl in the World. She sang Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, with David Foster on piano. Oprah went on to surprise her with an appearance by Celine Dion via satellite, inviting her to sing a special duet at the Madison Square Garden as part of her Taking Chances world tour.

On September 13, 2008 she once again performed with David Foster in the David Foster & Friends Charity Gala & Concert at Winspeare Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

On September 15, 2008, Charice Pempengco met with Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden in New York to perform a duet of Because You Loved Me. They dedicated the song to Charice’s mother. Her performance with Celine got rave reviews in major newspapers namely The New York Post and The New York Times[citation needed]. The duet was eventually featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show on September 19, 2008.

In October 11, 2008, Charice performed at the Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert at Wynn Las Vegas. She met her idol, Mariah Carey at this event.

In October 25, 2008, Charice was invited to perform at the annual Carousel of Hope Ball 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. An annual charity event founded by actress Barabara Davis for the benefit of children with diabetes. She performed with Katherine McPhee, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Josh Groban and the Jonas Brothers. The event was attended by various Hollywood actors like Denzel Washington, Lisa Rinna, Bo Derek, Geena Davis, Melanie Griffith, Jane Seymour, Raquel Welch and Jay Leno.

In October 28, 2008′, Charice was invited to perform at the Macy’s 150 Years Anniversary Celebration in New York City. Among the celebrities in attendance were rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, actresses Eva Mendes and Jessica Simpson, TV personalities Martha Stewart and Clinton Kelly, designers Tommy Hilfiger and Kenneth Cole, and celebrity chefs Ming Tsai, Tyler Florence and Todd English.

The next day October 29, 2008, Charice sang at David Foster’s Birthday Dinner Celebration at Bon Appetit Supper Club in New York City. She sang I Will Survive on top of David Foster’s piano, in front of guests including Clay Aiken, Donald Trump, Gayle King and Dr. Phil.

The next day October 30, 2008, Charice was invited to perform at Beverly Hills in California for the The Big Bash, the annual Rising Stars Gala put on by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, held in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. She performed I Will Always Love You, and All By Myself.

In November 18, 2008, she appeared in Good Morning America with David Foster to promote David Foster’s album, “Hitman: David Foster and Friends “. She performed Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You Medley and I Will Survive.

On November 27, 2008, she sang on the Good Housekeeping Showboat float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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