With the 2010 Grammy Ceremony approaching, Charice has intimated that winning the most famous award in music is a major goal for her, but that she can afford to be patient.
Speaking after her free concert at Enchanted Kingdom, a theme park based in her home town of Laguna, Charice showed no disappointment in not getting a nomination for a Grammy, but was happy to add that there was plenty of time yet for her to become an award contender.
“I wasn’t nominated but there are more years to come, let’s wait for that,” she is quoted as telling the press.
Despite her continuing success both in the US and internationally, Charice was not amongst the nominees in the two categories in which she would qualify.
The five nominees for Best New Artist are Justin Bieber, Esperanza Spalding, Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons, and Drake. The Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category, meanwhile, will be contested by Lady Gaga for “Bad Romance,” Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream,” Sara Bareilles for “King of Anything,” Norah Jones for “Chasing Pirates,” and Beyonce for one of Charice’s own favorites, “Halo.”
Chasters worldwide had hoped that the success of “Charice” at debuting in the Billboard album charts at No 8 may have won over the Grammy panel, but the Filipino songstress was always considered to have an outside chance – an opinion that the ever-realistic Charice seems to share.
Interestingly, Charice’s colleagues at Glee have been nominated, with their rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’” included in the shortlist for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals.
Also, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, the original collaborators on Charice’s famous “Telephone” duet with Rachel on “Glee”, have also been nominated in the category of “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.”
Charice’s performance at Enchanted Kingdom was part of the theme park’s 15th anniversary celebrations, for which she sang a variety of songs including “Pyramid,” “U Smile,” “Halo,” and “Bad Romance.”
The concert took place less than 24 hours after her appearance at the “1@11″ event in SM Mall of Asia in Manila, where Chasters and press alike were frustrated at being given no after-show access to her.
The event was one of the biggest that Charice has appeared in so far, with an estimated 80,000 people attending the musical extravaganza, which also included Filipino music legend Gary Valenciano and a host of Filipino celebrities.
By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com
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