(MANILA) Everyone is abuzz about Charice, the Filipina GLEE star who will perform in the Philippine leg of the One and Only David Foster and Friends Concert Tour .
Charice, along with Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, and the Canadian tenors, will be singing tonight at the 16,000-seater Araneta Coliseum.
As of press time, tickets for the concert have been sold out, much to the dismay of avid fans. Avid Fan Abilidades tweeted, “Sad for those who couldn’t get tickets anymore for the David Foster-Charice concert @ Araneta tonight. You missed big time.”
Fans from all over the continent are also flooding the social networking site twitter, requesting Charice to visit their home countries and perform there too. In online discussion boards, an increasing number of fans are petitioning for her guest appearance in the US version of the hit TV show “American Idol”.
Charice arrived in Manila last October 21st, fresh from the DFF concert in Japan where she delivered stirring renditions of Celine Dion’s “All by Myself” and “To Love You More”, both of which received spontaneous standing ovations from the jam-packed Japanese crowd.
Just a day earlier, she was also given a Gold Record Award after her self-titled debut album Charice sold more than 100,000 copies in Japan, the second-largest market for international music.
Glee fans, called Gleeks, were also asking about when she will show up again in Glee, where she was cast in a recurrent role. Charice earlier said that she would be back in the succeeding Glee episodes, which was why she was still in the US right before she flew to Asia.
Charice was asked if the Glee Cast’s reaction during her first Glee episode appearance was authentic. In that episode, she sang a jaw-dropping version of Beyonce’s “Listen” as her audition piece, which made left her fellow stars stupefied.
Charice said, “It was natural. The director told them (the Glee cast) to take their positions and react in whatever way they want. They weren’t given any specific directions. I mean, except for Lea Michelle, who needed to react negatively because it was in the script.”
After the Philippine leg, Charice will have three more stopovers in Bangkok (October 25th), Jakarta (October 27th), and Singapore (October 29th and 30th), before going back to the US to resume tapings for Glee.
By RJ Nieto, charicemania.com
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