After her successful duet with international star Celine Dion, young Filipino singer Charice is hoping she can also perform onstage with Justin Timberlake, former lead singer of boy band ’N Sync.
In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Charice admitted that she dreams of having a duet with other international stars.
“Siyempre po kung ako ang masusunod sa babae gusto ko ay si Mariah Carey. Kapag po lalaki ang gusto ko pong maka-duet ay si Justin Timberlake,” she said.
TRANSLATION: Of course,if it is up to me, from among the female(singers) i want (to do a duet with) Mariah Carey. From among the male(singers) i want to do a duet with Justin Timberlake.
Charice added: “Kasi po ang galing niyang mag-perform. Hanga po ako sa kanya. Ang galing po niyang kumanta at sumayaw din.”
TRANSLATION: Because he(Timberlake) performs very good. I admire him. He is very good in singing and dancing also.
In a previous interview, Charice shared her wish to sing the hit song “When You Believe” with either Carey or Whitney Houston.
Charice, who was discovered through the popular video-sharing Web site, YouTube, made headlines when she performed alongside international music giants like Josh Groban in Las Vegas, Andrea Bocelli in Italy and Dion in New York.
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The young diva also disclosed to abs-cbnNEWS.com that she will have a chance to meet “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus when she attends Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on the last week of November.
She said she is excited to be introduced to the young American actress-singer, whom she described as one of her inspirations.
“Gusto kong makita si Miley Cyrus kasi hinahangaan siya ng mga kabataan sa States,” Charice said.
TRANSLATION: I want to see Miley Cyrus because she is admired by the youth in the US.
“Siyempre nagagalingan ako sa pagkanta niya. Humahanga din ako sa kanya kasi galing siya sa American Idol,” she said.
TRANSLATION: Of course I think he(David Archuleta) is very good in singing. I also admire him because he comes from American Idol.
Charice flew back to the country for a short break. She will be in the US on November 15th to promote David Foster’s newest album.
Charice’s track is included in Foster’s album, “Hitman: David Foster & Friends,” along with music icons Kenny G., Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Andrea Bocelli and Dion.
On November 19, Charice is set to appear on America’s popular morning show “Good Morning America.”
Source: REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Translation by pahreh
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