Poets never ran out of words to put together a beautiful rhyme especially when they are so much inspired. Others are simply tight-lip while in that magical state, so immersed that they momentarily forget the world outside, speechless because they cant find the adjectives to describe in glowing metaphor the celestial experience.
Awe and appreciation of beauty and excellence are truly genuine “character strengths”. We tend to notice and appreciate beauty, excellence or skilled performance by an artist like our own Charice and in so doing we respond by demonstrating our love and respect, our commitment and support. We create the life that we want, we choose to live it.
The moment Charice steps on the stage, I knew what was going on in people’s mind.
Those who saw her for the first time are probably unimpressed by her unassuming look. She opens her mouth and begins to showcase her unique spellbinding melisma in singing plus of course her brand of gesticulation. Then, the magic begins. Be not surprised if henceforth, the neophytes will keep searching for more videos of her in Youtube and reading articles about her on and on and on; we knew it, we’ve been there before; we’ve gone through the same habit-forming routines. They will grow and live with it; they will soon accept themselves as Chasters. Some are probably still in denial mode, but no doubt, Charice sticks in their mind.
Those who, like me, saw her only from a distance and seeing her live for the first time, we can say with absolute certainty, that Charice vocals when she performs live is indeed a thousand fold better than listening in Youtube. The best proof is the audience impact. Just look at the reaction from the crowd. Charice blew the roof off the Singapore Indoor Stadium; the crowd went wild and crazy. Every time her note hits the proverbial roof, the crowd reacts with affirmation, all you can hear is screaming, yelling, and ‘Oh my God’. Charice became the song she sings; the crowd became the sea of unexplained emotions.
The song she sang (Bodyguard Medley) is perfect fit for her to sing for the first time in a supposedly unchartered territory. She sang, “I will Always Love You.” The host, Gurmit Singh, heard it. He said, “Charice, Singapore Loves YOU!!!” She is undeniably welcome in Singapore, and as she steps down the stage, the audience is left surely wanting for more. Although, we know, the show must move on, this is Singapore Idol Show.
We are left thinking and hoping Charice will come back at another time. This time, her own gig, and one way to make this happen is for us to keep talking about her. Introduce her to friends and families. Singapore is a great place for the cyberfan culture to flourish because 85 percent of households are internet savvies.
On another thought, my wife and I are always at odds when it comes to my habits of always staring at my computer like there is no tomorrow. She is never a fan of Charice, not until the moment she was a bare witness to it, of Charice performing live on stage and capturing the heart of the Singaporeans. She is transformed, and so my kids who are used to watching Hanna Montana on TV.
The original plan for the meet and greet is, each family will only have 2 representatives to go in. I ruined it. My apologies to the organizers.
Written and submitted by: Nes Oidem
Posted by: drtp
Links to other blogs about Charice on Singapore Idol 2009:
Summerr in the Shower Complete videos/write-up of the Singapore Idol 2009 show and performers. Excerpt on Charice: ” Speaking of divas, the next one up, was (no, IS) a major powerhouse to be reckoned with. No further introduction needed. The very sweet *and tiny!*, 17-year old, Charice Pempengco, performed her ‘Bodyguard’ medley and her first single, ‘A Note To God’. Watch (and be blown away!)…. ”
Flo’s Blog: A Dream Come True. Excerpt: “You can tell how amazing a singer can be with just listening to the roaring cheers from the audiences. After performing a medley of songs (I have nothing and I will always love you). Charice had a standing ovation by all. A unanimous agreement from a 8 thousand strong crowd. As she belted out her last few notes, the number of people getting up from their seats just kept increasing. I apparently was jumping.”
Singapore Idol 2009 blog. Excerpt: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. SHE WAS AWESOME CAN ! SHE ROCKS! GOSH THE PERFORMANCE WAS AMAZING! Charice Pempengco was Incredible Last night on Singapore Idol. Nearly half of the people in the Indoor Stadium have not heard her sing, The dudes infront of me were like ” Who’s Charice??”. Even one of them asked me “ Who is Charice?” But when she hit the highh Notes, ALL of them were screaming and giving Charice Standing ovations. I just can’t believe how powerful her voice is. As she sang, I felt goosebumps. she was just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I wish she comes back to do a concert or something (:
the battle of the ladies. Excerpt: ” The known singer who rock the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the Grand Finale of Singapore Idol. She definately amaze us with her voice. Who knows in that average small body of hers, could produce a powerful voice such as that. I was speechless… not because it’s bad. It’s because it’s too AWESOME. Love her version of this song the most.” [Bodyguard Medley song]