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Charice Sings “In This Song” Live on KTLA 5 News

Charice Sings “In This Song” Live on KTLA 5 News

As if it was the most normal thing in the world, Charice belted out a short but powerful chorus of “In This Song” – at an early time of 8:30 a.m.! Sitting by her side was the Hitman himself, David Foster, who is also the writer and arranger of “In This Song”, a piece inspired by Charice’s life story. This amazing duo was out on the show to promote the upcoming concert, “Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends”, live in Las Vegas.

Charice was first asked by Sam Rubin, the KTLA News entertainment reporter, on what David Foster is like inside the recording studio – especially the things that people from the outside don’t normally know. “He’s not only a producer, songwriter, Hitman, he’s a real person, you know”, she describes, “He’s [also] very nice.” Rubin affirms this, saying, “I’ve heard that from Seal…from Celine Dion, and so many others!”

Then, it was Foster’s turn to be asked on what his secret is, that helps him guide numerous artists in reaching a high level of success they normally wouldn’t achieve on their own. Foster attributes this to his classical background on music which he says, “Keeps them from messing with me inside the studio.” He also labels himself as the bearer of bad news and criticism, a responsibility he handles seriously, since the stars he usually works with only hear about how great they are and rarely receive any constructive criticisms. “It’s my job to make them sound great”, Foster adds.

Foster then talks about the gimmickry that other singers are now using to sell records, but he says that, “Charice is the real deal, and she reminds me of the first time I saw Celine or Whitney. They’re all great singers, and she’s carrying that torch.” Foster also admits that “It’s not all crap out there” right now. He adds, “There’s Beyonce and Rihanna, these are good performers, they’re making great records…but [Charice] is also a gifted and talented singer in the old school way.”

A clip of a young Charice singing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” is shown but it’s cut a bit too early so the host asks if it’s possible for Charice to sing a few measures live. Charice then adorably asked him what song he wanted her to sing. Foster suggested “In This Song”, and Charice sounded so good, everyone clapped and someone commented, “Wow! And 8:30 in the morning at that!”

The interview then ends with Foster and Charice promoting, “Hitman Returns – David Foster and Friends at The Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas” an encore to the very successful concert Foster did in 2009 and 2008 at the same venue (which was also the concert where Charice debuted). Numerous chart-topping artists will be featured: Seal, Donna Summers, Natalie Cole, Ne-yo and, of course, Charice. Watch out for more David Foster and Charice appearances as they make rounds on various television and radio shows to promote the concert which is on October 15, 2010 (only a few days away!).

Watch the full interview here:


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80 Responses to “Charice Sings “In This Song” Live on KTLA 5 News”

  1. newfan says:

    A new fan of Charice here. I can’t get enough of her voice and her story. I don’t normally comment on message boards or blogs, but I wanted to wish her well, not that she needs it but because of how she has touched so many, including myself. I can’t imagine the load she has to carry… the moment she entered singing contests at an early age to support her family, she had her whole family on her shoulder, and now she has not only the whole Philippines but the whole world to carry or live up to…
    I say to Charice let go of your load. If you are reading people’s comments, please pick and choose the things that will make you improve and better as a person and threw all the other nonsense away! Like so many who admire you in this board, I too understand the non verbal cues that you have when speaking in English. I would rather have completely broken grammar that answers the question correctly and charismatically, than having grammatically perfect response that totally misses the point of the question. I’m sure your interview coach has already told you, great speakers many times pause and think before answering questions. Silence shows intelligence not ignorance. Also, paraphrasing question is a form of active listening, it will not only give you some time to think about your answers but also confirm that you heard the question correctly… I know we are programmed since childhood that when asked a question by our teachers in school that we are suppose to raise our hand with answers, not respond with another question, but paraphrasing works wonders as well.
    I see you as a bright leader, someone who has vision/dream, has the competency of attaining that dream – your angelic voice, and honesty/charismatic – all these characteristics is what sets you apart from other new singers and will make you a legend.

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  2. hermiemel says:

    Charice is DF “ace in the hole” She is lovely and always fascinating. She is so adorable. And she has that “voice” that you never get tired of listening. She is just perfect.

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  3. 28venice says:

    If we only we can have four more of the likes of CHA…….


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  4. lord-king-leader says:

    i got work on that day so i cant attend the concert,wish i could go there and get an autograph hehe

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  5. zen58 says:

    Hi,Cha can’t wait to see you live in Las Vrgas this friday and to meet other Chasters too.Love you and God Bless!!!

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  6. chariana says:
    The only way to get better in conversational English is to speak English as primary language. That comes with time and practice. Grammar can be learned. Selma Hayek and Penelope Cruz speaks with an accent but their English is grammatically correct in general.

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  7. bonpo777 says:
    Let’s put this grammar issue to rest please. Even David Foster can’t complete his sentences with an occasional ummm. Charice does a wonderful job in all her interviews. She’s beautiful, charming, and pleasing to listen to no matter what she’s saying or singing. I just love this girl so much. I can’t get enough of her.

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  8. Felfifer says:
    I am looking forward to sing this Song in Mandalay Bay’s David Foster and Friends Concert on Oct 15, 2010.

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  9. Fran says:
    It’s time we dwell on positives versus all the negative chatter about English and accents….really a waste of time.

    Has anyone considered this…..on hearing the great David Foster say that Charice is the “torch bearer” for the super diva singers like Celine, Whitney etc. has got to be one of the greatest compliment and honor for her. She is considered the world’s champion for the silent majority “30 years and above” in upholding old school music and traditional singing in contrast to all the crazy gimmickry out there. The excitement on DF’s concerts attest to the fact that these type of music will never die and is returning in vogue because of Charice. She is also forging ahead with the younger set with great pop and R&B sounds in her album and in her Glee appearances. She is becoming the generational bridge between these music genres because she has the talent to do them all.

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  10. hermiemel says:
    It humbles me to think that people are so generous of their “praises” of Charice.

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  11. hermiemel says:
    Charice is now 18 but 3 years ago she was thrown into the fire of baptism in the American music scene. It took Charice & DF almost 3 yrs to bring out Charice’s debut album w/c landed in #8 in the US Billboard 200. And Charice has been promoting this album to the world since May 2010. And for her to succeed and to think that she is so young, came from a poor background from the Philippines and speaking her 2nd language to the world is hard to comprehend.

    Their journey together since the beginning is one that is the stuff of legend. I am sure that communication between them is one of the key element of their success. From her duets with Celine & Andrea, presidential inagurations, Dodger opening day anthem singer, teen magazines interviews, Readers Digest cover, numerous charities, personal and private performances, movie and TV apperances, awards, celebrity apperances, KFests and Oprah shows, it is probably safe to say that Charice has “surpassed” Oprah and DF’s expectation.

    I’m not inside the loop of her inner circles so I wouldn’t know exactly what happened-but we are witnessing Charice who is probably the biggest story in the music industry right now.

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  12. Joan says:
    I just have to say. Luv Cha’s hair in this clip. She’s really glowing. Can’t wait to see her live again in Manila.

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    • arnold says:

      all i can say to cha’ is “congratulation” keep up the good work, always make the filipino proud………….pleas don’t mind all the negative issues that they’ve been throwing to you….. you are good……..

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