Not for the first time in the last week or so, Charice has figured on a “Best of” list or two. This time BuddyTv and American Top 40 host Ryan Seacrest have rated the Filipino singing icon in their top “Glee” moments of the second series (2010).
On the official Ryan Seacrest website, ryanseacrest.com, Charice is ranked at No 9 in the Top 10 “Glee” Celebrity Guest Stars. It is clearly based on Sunshine’s ability to get under the skin of arch-rival Rachel and crank up both the drama and comedy in the TV musical. “Charice sings her way into some drama at William McKinley High School. Who doesn’t love watching Lea (Rachel) get mad?” The accompanying comment reads.
The list is topped by Britney Spears, whose appearance as herself is hailed as the pop queen’s “ultimate comeback”, with former ER actor John Stamos ranking second and Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow coming in third following her memorable performance of Cee-Lo’s “Forget You” .
Just ahead of Charice at No 8 is the living legend of high school musicals, “Grease” star Olivia Newton John, while Josh Groban makes No 7 for his appearance as one of the celebrity judges. Molly Shannon, the comic actress who joined “Glee” as the new badminton coach, is at No 10.
Meanwhile, BuddyTv has placed Charice at No 11 in their list of ‘The 15 Best Performances of “Glee,” season 2,’ for Sunshine’s “Telephone” duet with Rachel.
“CHARICE! Short-lived as her appearance as Sunshine was, at least it produced this hilarious, epic diva-off in the girls’ bathroom,” BuddyTv.com explained. “And just when we thought it couldn’t get better, Sue busted in and yelled “SHUT UP!” So awesome.”
There aren’t many who would argue with the hilarity of the scene, nor would they argue with the idea that Charice stole it with a pristine vocal performance against one of the established cast members. We all know now that it proved enough to guarantee her a future on the show, as we await her return – reportedly in February.
Top of BuddyTv’s list of best performances is Blaine and the Dalton Warblers’ rendition of Katy Perry’s “Never Been Kissed,” a rendition that had viewers running to their iTunes accounts afterwards. Second was Kurt’s version of the Beatles classic “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and the third went to Mercedes and Santana’s interpretation of “River Deep, Mountain High.”
By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com