JAPAN – Entertainment. Female singer from the Philippines, Charice, eighteen years old, debuted her album and was ranked 8th in America. Her debut album in Japan (to be released 2010, July 7) contains Japanese pop singer Ayaka’s song “Mikazuki.”
On the 24th of May, in Tokyo Charice had her rehearsal for promoting her album and she showed everyone her ability to sing a famous song of Ayaka’s, “Mikazuki,” in English. She demonstrated her superb singing abilities with a wide vocal range and strong voice. And afterwards she said, “I love J-Pop, it’s amazing,” and smiled.
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Ayaka: Mikazuki Song and Lyrics
When she was twelve years old, she uploaded her first video on YouTube and then received more than 13 million hits. After she performed on the popular American “Oprah Show,” she came to the attention of record producer David Foster, the same producer as Celine Dion. She could then debut and become known in America. The song “Mikazuki” is only available in Japan, but with Charice’s talent the chances are high that it will debut in America as well.
Translation by Shimizu Yoshiki, Central Washington University, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Source link: Yahoo Headlines in Japan
Charice’s name written Japanese style (called katakana script): SHA-RI-ZU
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Music Station is a long-running Japanese music television program. It began broadcasting on October 24, 1986 and continues to be broadcast weekly in High-definition from 8PM-9PM on tv asahi. The program is also colloquially known as Emu Sute. The program has also recently received its international television premiere on Animax’s networks in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other regions from March 2007.
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