Source: By REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA, abs-cbnNEWS.com
The country’s pride, Charice again proved that dreams do come true
after she performed a duet with one of her favorite international stars
– Celine Dion, September 15, Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New
young girl’s name is Charice I’m so excited. She’s 16 years old and
she’s from the Philippines let me tell you she has a voice and can
literally blow the roof of Madison Square. But the real story is
Charice and her mom escaped a terrifying experience and had to leave
Charice’s violent father. You know to start a life on their own,
Charice thought to save her mom from life’s desperation. Through
prayers and dreams and God gave talent an incredible voice Charice
entered and won every singing contest in her native country and
eventually noticed by such a fortunate people saw the show on Oprah
and Oprah want to take care of her wings and David Foster joined them.
had a chance to see Charice perform one of my song in Oprah last week.
I have a little difficulty to talk right now because I met Charice and
I’m so emotional and so I’m searching and looking for my words trying
to control my emotion. I invited here to come her tonight to sing with
me…,” said Celine Dion.
introduction to Charice she invited the latter to come up on stage and
join her. Celine then told Charice how spectacular she is and how she
looked really beautiful.
young diva how she feels to be with her on the same stage. Charice
admitted that she’s nervous but Celine calmed her and said that she
does not have to be.
spectacular you’re beautiful, you’re shaking, how do you feel? Don’t be
nervous I think people will understand that you’re nervous. But let me
tell you one thing, the talent we’re not going to talk about because
you have, we’re not going to talk about strength because you have
(Celine pointing to Charice’s mom Raquel Pempengco) and so the love.
And I have to tell you that the family we have to talk because you have
too, one time my manager my husband told me ‘Celine’, because when I
started to sing I was 12 years old so 12 and 16 it’s the same, okay?
told me ‘Celine I know you’re nervous don’t be scared you love to sing
when you go up there you’ll be nervous don’t be.’ I will give you an
image that you can think about, think about that all the people you see
in front of you are your brothers and sisters. You are singing in your
living room and it’s your family," Celine told Charice.
you do perform in Madison Square are you going to invite me? I love you
and I can not wait to be with you to perform here for a whole concert,"
Celine said before she let Charice leave the concert stage.
thought that she will just have an ordinary conversation with Oprah’s
"Washington viewer" but she was shocked when her idol Celine appeared
on live video conference and gave her message for the young diva.
crying, Charice listened to Celine’s message: "Hi Charice! I have to
tell you that I’m speechless. I have heard you sing. I have seen a
little of your life story and I am extremely ecstatic like the rest of
the world who’s watching right now…“I can’t tell you that we
lots of things in common and I also had a mother who is my strength…
You have more talent than most people. You can sing, you can speak and
sing with your heart, you can play guitar… and you can have dreams
because your life story is quite a painful one. Thank God your
strength comes from your mother and your heart will go on.”
what made Charice burst into tears was when Celine offered a special
number with her, an offer that Charice will treasure forever.
I may, I would love to do something very special with you. Next week,
I’m going to be singing at Madison Square Garden and I would love to
ask you to come and sing a duet with me. And we can sing together.
Maybe we can sing "Because You Loved Me" and maybe we can dedicate this
song to your mother. So I hope you can travel to New York and meet with
me," says Celine.
shared that she would put a checkmark on her dream drawing book where
she had drawn Celine’s face. Included in Charice’s dream drawing book
is the famous tenor Andrea Bocceli.
Last July 20th,
Charice wowed Italians as she performed at Teatro del Silenzio in
Tuscany, Italy with Bocelli for the tenor’s birthday concert dubbed
"The Cinema Tribute." Charice met the world-famous tenor when she
performed for a benefit concert at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last May.