UPDATE: DECEMBER 23, Video with English Subtitles added! Charice continues her promotion tour in Japan with an early morning appearance on Japan’s Mezamashi TV where she performed her cover of John Lennon’s classic “Happy Xmas (War is Over). Word has it that many Japanese got up early to watch Charice perform just before 8a.m. No matter the time of day, Charice never fails to sound studio perfect while on live television. We see the hosts get goosebumps after Charice is asked to sing a bar of “To Love You More” during the interview portion.
Charice looks lovely in typical Japanese fashion with black stockings, skirt, a Christmas red top, cropped jacket and her signature hat (as she’s been known to appear in Japan). Immediately after her performance, the host greeted her in her native Filipino language, saying “magandang umaga” [good morning]. Charice likewise delights the audience during the interview with her self-introduction in Japanese “Konnichiwa, watashi wa Sharisu desu, arigatou gozaimashita for all the support.” [Hello, I'm Charice, thank you so much for all the support.] She showed her Japanese edition CD which is enjoying a resurgence on the Japan iTunes charts at no. 12 on the day after her appearance on Mezamashi. The CD has already been Certified GOLD in Japan in late September, just barely three months after it’s release in early July.
Charice is in Japan for a few days to take part in Japanese radio station J-Wave’s winter campaign for which her rendition of “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” has been selected as their theme song. J-Wave sponsored a live mini-concert at Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills on Sunday, Dec 19th, where Charice performed atop the 52nd floor of the landmark building before a select audience of raffle winners and early ticketholders. Her next appearance will be on J-Wave’s “Curious” program on December 30th, from 11:30-14:00 Japan time. And she’ll also return to Tokyo on February 22-23 for two nights of concerts sponsored by Zepp Tokyo.
Enjoy the show from Mezamashi TV as Charice performs “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”
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And here are what some Japanese were tweeting after the show:
“I want Charice’s CD! It’s quite rare for me to want to listen to (non-Japanese) music.”
“I cried after hearing her sing Happy Christmas.”
“There was a kid named Charice in this morning’ Mezamashi TV. I checked her out and now I like her.”
“I was listening to Charice and I forgot about my cooking!”
At one point, “Charice” was also the number one word searched in Google Japan. Check out how she is doing in Google trends Japan. Searches for her name peaked right before 8:00 am when she finished her performance.
What a successful trip to Japan!
by Eve and Mooffin (translations), Charicemania.com