MANILA – International singing sensation Charice is proud of “Journey” front man Arnel Pineda, who, like her, took the “Oprah Winfrey Show” by storm.
Siyempre proud ako sa kanya. And natutuwa ako sa kanya, happy ako for him,” Charice said.
She said she was among those first few people who saw on video-sharing Web site YouTube a teaser about Pineda’s guesting on “Oprah.”
She said: “Ang totoo noong time na ‘yon kasi lagi po kaming magkasama ng executive producer ng Oprah. At lagi ko pong nao-open sa kanya na mayroon pa ding na-diskubre sa YouTube na Filipino singer.”
“Ako, nauna kong nakita ang teaser sa YouTube. ‘Yong iba hindi pa nila alam na nasa Oprah si Kuya Arnel.”
Charice, 17, said she wasn’t able to see Pineda before or even after his guesting since she’s also busy with her work.
“Last namin pong pagkikita ay ‘yong nag-guest kami sa [musical variety show] ASAP. Siguro mga months ago na po,” Charice said.
Charice, who is now taking a rest in Manila, is set to fly to the United states on Thursday for the “David Foster & Friends” show. She will also attend the premiere of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”
Her first international album, meanwhile, will be released in the US January of next year.