A typhoon blew through here a few days ago, and now it’s Charice’s turn to stir things up. Charice arrived back in the Philippines and you know it’s all a big deal, here. People are going crazy. Can you blame them?
From ABS-CBN television in the Philippines, we get the skinny on Charice’s arrival in her home country. Here is a translation of the Filipino and transcript of the news spot:
After her appearance in the hit US TV show, Glee, and with the successful David Foster and Friends Concerts in America, the international singer, Filipina Charice, will also have a show at the Big Dome [Araneta Coliseum, Manila] together with other famous singers.
The international singing sensation, Charice, has already arrived in the country at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, with her mentor and award-winning composer and producer David Foster.
Filipina Charice and known composer David Foster are inseparable and famous.
David and Oprah Winfrey are the ones who gave Charice the opportunity to be a successful Filipina singer.
This is the composer’s first chance to come to the Philippines for his David Foster and Friends Concert, performing at Araneta Coliseum on Saturday.
David Foster tells the local press in Filipino, “Good afternoon.”
According to David he became close to the Philippine people because of Charice.
David Foster, “Every single day of my life in the last two years, in Los Angeles,… every day!… somebody Filipino comes up to me and says, ‘Thank you, for Charice!’ Every day!”
Charice will be together with other famous singers.
One of them is American talent search winner, Reuben Stoddard, who is really proud of the talent of Charice.
Reuben Stoddard, “I think that Charice is a wonderful singer and I think that she will be performing for years to come.”
And the singer, Natalie Cole, has advice for Charice.
Natalie Cole, “I would just say to you, to continue to keep people around you that, even if you never sing another note, they will love you unconditionally.”
David Foster trusts that Charice will continue toward international stardom.
David, “We just gave her a gold record in Japan last night, and so she’s starting to feel… yeah, that’s big news, by the way…. And the voice gets better every day. Every single day, she’s getting better.
Charice, “I still cannot believe until now. Feels like I’m still dreaming until now. It’s been three years now, but I feel like I just want to thank him every day for believing in my talent.”
After the press conference, David said he is really excited because Charice promised to show him around the country.
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One television announcer called Charice their “Philippine Pride,” and we can understand why.
David also said that he’s from Canada and he’s a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy, but he will try the local food. Help him out, Charice!
Tickets are still available at Araneta Coliseum and through Ticketnet. You gotta tell friends, family and everyone. Yes, even tweet this article, share it on Facebook. Give it the full buzz treatment. And Araneta is huge! It seats over 16,000. They don’t call it the “Big Dome” for nothing. This is the premiere showplace for the entire Philippines, and a far bigger venue than that of the Tokyo show with its 5000+ crowd.
Ticket Prices (PhP):
- Super VIP – 15,900
- VIP Patron – 12,720
- Special Lower Box – 8,480
- Regular Lower Box – 6,360
- Upper Box A – 3,710
- Upper Box B – 1,590
- General Admission – 530
All Chasters in attendance, please be sure to bring a blue glow stick. For more information, >> Glow Sticks Campaign.
After the Philippines, the tour proceeds to Thailand (October 25), Indonesia (October 27), and Singapore (October 29 and 30).
David is known for inviting a local artist to perform with him. Charice is local, that’s true, but if David invites another Filipino singer, who should it be?
- Regine Velasquez — singer, actress, TV host, she performed solo at Carnegie Hall as part of their centennial-year concert series.
- Gary Valenciano — musician with 26 albums and the UNICEF Philippines first national Ambassador.
- Lea Salonga — best known for her musical role Kim in Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards.
- Sarah Geronimo — host, singer, model, actress (movies and TV) and dancer.
By Carl Martin, charicemania.com