MANILA, Philippines – Charice has delivered a “jaw-dropping” performance on “Singapore Idol” that earned her another standing ovation from thousands of people at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The 17-year-old international singing sensation, who was invited to perform at the talent show’s grand finale on Sunday, belted out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” and “I Will Always Love You.”
“What was that! That’s amazing. How did you do that?” the show’s host, Gurmit Singh, said after the medley. ” Singapore loves you. We heard so much about you, seen you on YouTube, and finally you are here.”
When Charice told the crowd that she came from the Philippines, some Filipinos in the audience applauded. She also shared how she was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey on YouTube.
The pint-sized singer also took the opportunity to promote her upcoming international single called “Pyramid.”
In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Charice described the audience as “the best crowd ever.”
“Natutuwa ako kasi hindi po lahat ay Pinoy. Halos puro Singaporeans po sila… kakatuwa ‘yong host when he told me na, ‘Singapore loves you.’ The best crowd ever,” Charice said.
I was so happy because they’re not all a Filipino audience. Almost all of them are Singaporeans. I was so pleased when the host told me, ‘Singapore loves you.’ The best crowd ever,” Charice said.
After her Singapore guesting, Charice is set to return to Los Angeles, California to prepare for the release of her international album. Reports said she will be launching her first global CD on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in January 2010.
By: Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Bodyguard Medley – I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You
Video courtesy of Chaz7N
Great crowd shot & audience reaction
Video courtesy of 4EarTHangEL
More audience reaction, courtesy of kikaypac: Bodyguard Medley 8:38 and Note to God 4:09
Video from xjrandomized: Bodyguard Medley 7:22 and Note to God 4:37
Video from enexified: Bodyguard Medley 4:54 and Note to God 3:46
Note to God
video from cyberman00005 (televised version)
Video courtesy of FalseVoice
Video courtesy of FalseVoice
Actual Performance Videos from FV
A Blog about Singapore Idol Finale — The cheers, the tears and what you didn´t see on TV by Christopher Toh IDOL CHATTER
CHARICE GUESTING ON SINGAPORE IDOL SHOW, 12/27/2009
Singapore Idol Grand Finale Tickets: Due to overwhelming public response for tickets to the “live” recording of Singapore Idol Grand Finale, held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Sunday 27th December 2009 at 8pm, there will be new tickets* available at MediaCorp (Terms & Conditions apply), on a first-come-first-serve basis on Wednesday 23rd December, from 6:00pm onwards! Charice is scheduled to sing 2 songs.
For more information about the show, visit their Official Home Page and you can also read the Singapore News about the two finalists, Sylvia Ratonel VS Sezairi Sezali, one of whom (Sylvia) is half-pinay on her father’s side and mom is Eurasian.
Watch Sylvia perform >>> here.
GO GO Charice, take the world by storm as S’poreans are about to experience The Charice Effect!!!
Hope that we can see video of this guesting later this month!
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