AUGUST 10 UPDATE: SK VIDEOS W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES &
JULY 25 UPDATE: VIDEO – CHARICE PERFORMS AT KOREAN SHOW ‘CHOCOLATE.’
Finally, Charice’s appearance on Star King aired on Korean television on July 24th. It marked the third appearance for Charice on the popular Korean television show and was highly anticipated as this is where her road to stardom began all the way back in 2007, when a smitten fan (Coolsmurf) posted the now famous video performance of Charice wowing the Korean judges.
Over 1,000 chasters were in the chatroom, which promptly crashed! And over 5,000 viewers were watching the livestream which aired from 2:30 to 3:30AM Pacific Time, 6:30PM in Korea. There were touching moments as Charice presented the host Kang Ho Dong with an autographed copy of her self-titled CD ‘Charice’ and a personal handwritten sign in Korean, translated “Thank you so much Starking ~Charice Pempengco.”
She had a duet with So Hyang performing ‘When You Believe’ (originally by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey), sang Bodyguard Medley,, and had a battle of sorts with Luna performing ‘One Moment In Time,’ after which she gave touching words of advice to “believe in yourself” that brought tears to Luna’s eyes.
Enjoy the videos!
Charice at Star King w/ English Subtitles
Video uploaded by CTV Crew
Message from a Korean Chaster friend about ‘One Moment in Time’
performed by both Luna and Charice (video # 3 above):
Luna is one of the famous singers.
Of course Charice is more more better than Luna.
But she is younger than Charice.
While Luna singing, a sound system was not good.
After her song, she said, she thought that “I can sing more good, but i can’t.”
At that time, a cast tell luna “you have to be here in Korea.”
The word means “Luna can’t success if she enter other countries.”
That’s why she cried.
I am sorry that Luna cried…
I want other chasters know this truth.
Yesterday, I am proud of Charice more and more~
It was great day.
Thanks~schoen – From Korea
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Charice at Korean TV Show ‘Chocolate’
video uploaded by AllkpopIsAwesome
First Star King Appearance
October, 2007 – Charice performs And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going and a duet with Kyu Hyun of Super Junior, A Whole New World, while also charming the judges with her easy banter and dance moves
Original upload by Coolsmurf; HQ upload by bidangbata2
It was that amazing performance that caught the attention of Ellen Degeneres on the other side of the world and prompted claims that the little girl in the video was lip syncing! Fortunately, Ellen believed it and was impressed enough to make a televised plea to Charice, “If anyone knows this girl, tell her we want her. [Ellen points her finger to the camera] ‘You’ come here…”
>>> The Ellen Plea Video <<<
Ellen Degeneres Show
Charice made her very first visit to America for that fateful performance in November, 2007, when she again wowed the audience and received her first ever standing ovation from the incredulous audience as she confidently worked the stage to belt out And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going (the song made famous by Jennifer Hudson in her Oscar-winning role in the Dream Girls movie).
>>> The Ellen Performance <<<
Ellen and her studio audience were obviously smitten as well as they watched Charice perform flawlessly with the now common ‘jaws dropped effect’ that a live Charice performance tends to elicit. Ellen had watched Charice during rehearsals and it prompted her to make this crystal-ball gazing introduction: “She’s 15 years old. You are gonna be blown away. This is the most incredible gift I’m giving you today. You’re gonna go, ‘I was there the day that girl was on the show.’ She is amazing. ” And the next day… “We just watched her begin her stardom. You can just smell the star on her.”
The rest, as they say, is history as it marked the beginning of Charice’s fairytale journey as she continued on to appear in the Oprah Show, Paul O’Grady Show (London), Madison Square Garden-New York with Celine Dion, Tuscany-Italy with Andrea Bocelli, President Obama inaugural galas, Oscar Night parties, and the David Foster Hitman Concert, 10-city tour & numerous fundraising galas with Foster throughout 2008 and 2009. In all of these shows, Charice consistently showed her vocal power and perfect pitch as she garnered standing ovations at every appearance from appreciative crowds who surely recognized her great voice and stage presence when they saw it.
Star King Appearance… Again
After that first Ellen Show, Charice was again invited back to Star King in December, 2007, after a poll in which Korean viewers voted Charice as the most favorite guest that they would like to return to Star King for an encore performance.
Star King Second Appearance – duet with Lena Park
Now we are happy to announce that Charice has once again been invited to Star King for a repeat third engagement! (“three-peat”) This time, however, she will be a young lady of 18 with a hit record under her belt Pyramid, her new international self-titled CD CHARICE (produced by Warner Bros./Reprise Records), and the incredible achievement of being the first Asian artist ever to not only hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, but to debut there at # 8 in the CD’s first week of release!
We’re proud of you, Charice, and we’re excited to see your triumphant return to the show where it all started. You have come full circle, but this is by no means the end of your journey. Your fairy tale story continues on a dizzying spin of appearances which began several weeks ago in America and that continues this month on a swing through Asia.
Charice’s Asian Tour to promote her album begins in Korea next week where she will stop by Star King on July 12th to pre-tape the show to be aired on Korean TV on July 24th. Her Asia Tour will continue on a swing from Korea to Philippines to Japan to Thailand and, finally, Malaysia.
>>> LINK TO ASIA TOUR SCHEDULE <<<
There isn’t an artist who deserves success and accolades more than Charice, who started from very humble beginnings. We are so proud of you Charice.
See you AT THE TOP BABY!!
Written by Eve
- allKpop.com – Charice Going Back to Korea to Film Star King. allkpop.com is the premier source for all the latest korean-pop news. Catering to nearly 2 million monthly readers worldwide, it is the most trafficked English based k-pop news source in the world.