International singing sensation Charice is having the time of her life over her first entertainment prize as Best New Female Artist during the 21st Aliw Awards at the Manila Hotel.In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, the singer said that she didn’t even know what to say when she received the award. She said she didn’t expect to win it.
“Of course I feel happy. This is the first time I received such award — Best New Female Artist — It’s a different feeling.” Charice said.
The young diva said that aside from her family and fans, she also shares the award to two other nominees — Ava Jugueta and KC Concepcion.
“I share my award (this recognition) with Kc and Ava because I really was not expecting this. Just being nominated really, I was happy to see my name in the list of nominees, like, Wow! It meant that I really belong to that league of people who are recognised artists”, the singer said.
Charice said that when her name was called out as the winner, she shook while she had her speech on stage.
“Because it was really my first time (to receive this award), when I held the award, I saw (the words) “Best New Female Artist” I felt really happy”, she said.
Charice said that she considers the award as her first as a performer.
She said that the Aliw Awards prize given November 11 is different from what was given to her and young jazz performer Charlie Green at the Music Museum. She said that award was in recognition of her and Green’s world-class talents.
“The award I received with Charlie Green was a plaque of appreciation for a world class performance. This award (is different) because this is where you are competing with other well-known artist for a title, it is something that you will never forget in your lifetime”, Charice said.
Charice is currently in Manila while on a break from her US commitments. She is set to leave for the US again next week to record her first international album.
By REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA, abs-cbnnews.com; Posted by GM, Submitted by anony