Claudine Grant of Fox5 interviewed Charice, the 18 year old singing sensation who was discovered by Canadian music mogul, David Foster, and Oprah Winfrey, before her performance with David Foster and friends in Mandalay Bay on October 15, 2010. Ms. Grant questioned Charice about her career, her part on the hit show, Glee, and rumored Botox injection. On stage, Charice is a little girl with a commanding presence and booming voice. Off stage, Charice is a little girl who is sweet, charming and modest. Two very different personas but still the same Charice we have all come to love.
“This lady has taken the music world by storm, giving Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and all the big names a run for their money,” Ms. Grant started by saying as a modest Charice stood by giggling shyly. “I’m telling you,” continued Grant, “this is Charice and when this woman sings, she sings like angels.” At this point she turns to Charice, who is still giggling modestly and says, “You are amazing, Charice.”
Our sweet, charming Charice answers with, “Thank you. I don’t know what to say but thank you.” And what does one say to such a mighty compliment, one that she has heard many times before and one that she continues to prove true?
The interview continues with Grant asking Charice what it is like to be billed in such a star-studded event, to which Charice replies, “It’s really an honor, you know? Being part of this big concert is like always new to me, I feel real excited, I feel really blessed, you know, that’s why… it’s such a blessing working with David Foster, he’s a really nice person.”
Foster and Charice have been working together for three years now and he speaks very highly of Charice. He was once quoted as saying that “with Charice instructions need only be said once and she gets it precisely and accurately, just like a laser beam.”
When asked about her role on the hit show, Glee, Charice admitted that Glee is the coolest thing that happened to her life. She says it is a perfect show for her and her role as “Sunshine Corazon” is so Charice.
Claudine Grant takes the interview in a slightly new direction when she questions Charice about the rumor that she had Botox injections before she began performing on Glee. To these accusations Charice responds, “No, that is so ridiculous. I mean when I found out that news I was like I don’t need Botox. First of all, I am young. Second, I love my face. It’s God’s gift and I’m not gonna change it.”
Speaking of God’s gifts, besides her face, God blessed Charice with another gift, and that is her voice! At this point Grant asks Charice if she would be putting her on the spot by asking her to sing. Without skipping a beat Charice answers not at all and asks what Grant would like her to sing. Charice loves to sing any chance she gets! Grant could not come up with a request so Charice broke out into a verse of All By Myself, which according to Celine Dion herself, is a ridiculously hard song to sing. Not for our Charice! She sang the verse angelically, giving Ms. Grant goosebumps.
When asked what Charice wanted to say to Fox5 viewers to close out the interview, Ms. Grant could not have said it any better herself, “Thank you for watching.”
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By Terynn Boulton, charicemania.com