The holiday season may be in full swing but the flow of Charice-related news doesn’t take a break, with the revelation that Charice learned that she had secured a role in Glee on Twitter. In an interview with younghollywood.com host Tatiana Diana, which was recorded before Charice’s performance at the 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Show at the Citadel Outlets in LA in November, the high-flying
songstress admitted she didn’t believe the Tweet until she received confirmation from “Glee” just minutes later. “I checked my twitter and there were a thousand responses so something was happening,” she told Diana. “So I opened it and it said ‘Charice is on Glee,’ and I was like, ‘this is not true.’” “I couldn’t believe it,” she continued. “I mean, it was just on Twitter and I hadn’t got any email from them. So after 30 minutes I got an email from them saying ‘congratulations you’ve got a role.’ So after 3 days, I flew back here to LA and recorded songs and started shooting.” Charice described her involvement in the hit TV show as “the coolest thing ever that has happened in my life” but confirmed that she had to ask the creators of “Glee”, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, if she could sing for them during her audition. “I told my story to Brad (Falchuk) and Ryan Murphy and they were like, ‘okay.’ I thought this wasn’t really going to happen. They didn’t ask me to sing so I said, ‘can I sing for you’ and they said, ‘sure.’ I was so ready, I had brought my laptop and sang my song.” Three weeks later, Charice was in Europe and it was there that she read the news that she had secured the role of Sunshine Corazon. The manner of the news’ arrival was perhaps apt since web-based media is chiefly responsible for her success to date. She was discovered on YouTube and the number of Chasters worldwide is growing thanks to the availability of her music on YourTube, iTunes and her official and fan sites, including ChariceMania. In fact, when asked by her interviewer how to get a spot on Oprah, Charice advised her to upload something on YouTube, and even offered to post it on her own official website. The Laguna-born star also confirmed that the character would be returning for the next series but refused to reveal when Sunshine’s reappearance would occur. Charice went on to complete a six-song performance as part the tree-lighting ceremony, which also involved Australian teenager Cody Simpson, before continuing a grueling high profile Christmas schedule.
From Oprah to “Glee” – Meet Pop Sensation CHARICE Young Hollywood host Tatiana Diana hangs backstage at the Citadel with the amazingly talented Charice, who was called ‘The Most Talented Girl in the World’ by Oprah herself. Since then, a wildly successful appearance on “Glee” has catapulted the Filipino singer into the stratosphere, creating a legion of Charice fans affectionately dubbed “Chasters.”
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by Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com