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“Unbelievable” Charice Wows TV Critics in LA

“Unbelievable” Charice Wows TV Critics in LA

To those Chasters who wondered why Charice left the Philippines so quickly on Sunday, it was a live performance alongside David Foster and Donna Summer in Los Angeles that was to blame.

Charice was a surprise guest at the Television Critics Association tour at the historic Orpheum Theater on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, Sunday night. The special event was to promote David Foster’s upcoming PBS Special “The Hitman Returns,” which will air in March. She joined her mentor and godfather on stage, along with Summer, to wow the critical audience.

TV Guide had this to say: “The critics were on their feet dancing [to Donna Summer's Last Dance] — a rare feat for that crowd. But the real treat of the evening was the evening’s final guest, who had just landed at LAX from the Philippines an hour previous to the concert’s start. Charice, the tiny
18-year-old girl with the big voice, who starred on this season’s opening episode of Glee, came onstage to sing “All By Myself” to perfection. I had goose bumps, and couldn’t sleep afterwards because of the rush her performance gave me.”

TVweekonline said: “Filipino pop sensation Charice blew the figurative roof off the joint with her vocal gymnastics.”

By all accounts, the performance was to the usual phenomenal standard, with another critic from the Star Tribune saying “Move over, Justin Bieber. There’s a new teenage sensation on the scene… Charice nailed a version of “All By Myself,” hitting a high note that almost shattered the wine glasses… Summer was great, but it’s Charice’s voice that keeps ringing in my ears…”

The Sioux City Journal offered just one word as a description of the night: “incredible,” before going on to elaborate on the concert and saving some special praise for Charice herself.

“Unbelievable. Un-be-liev-a-ble! She performed “All By Myself” and hit those killer notes with such ease you’d swear she was lip-syncing. But she wasn’t. And, like Summer, she got the normally sedate people to cheer.”

Turning the “sedate” into the “cheering” has become something of a habit for Charice, and after her highly acclaimed performance in front of 80,000 screaming Chasters in Manila on Saturday last (Jan 8), the “cheering” audience at the Orpheum Theater must have seemed a little quiet. Regardless of the volume, to have a crowd of hard-nosed and even harder-to-please TV critics in raptures about her is further evidence that she is a class apart.

“The Hitman Returns” will feature both Charice and Donna Summer, as it is a recording of the
Las Vegas leg of the “David Foster and Friends Tour,” which was taped live on October 15 last. Also amongst the stars of the show were Ne-Yo (who Charice sang a duet with), Seal, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan and Michael Bolton.

The Television Critics Association tour comprises TV critics from the US and Canada, who preview the television network’s biggest upcoming programs over the course of a few weeks. In total, about 200 journalists are present at the tour, which is held in January and July each year.

The association is highly influential, meaning that a poor review can kill a program before it even happens. Clearly, Charice played no small part in ensuring that Foster’s PBS special will be amongst the highest ranking TV events of the year.

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By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com

67 Responses to ““Unbelievable” Charice Wows TV Critics in LA”

  1. zen58 says:
    WOW!!!Every performance of CHARICE is always a Wowerrrrrrrrr!Again Congratulations to Cha and DF.God Bless us ALL.

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  2. artemis gibran says:
    CHARICE, admit it, you are the real WONDER GIRL!

    How can you do that? How can you be in two palces at the same time ? ROCKING both venues, and both audience and crowd, no matter what…sunrise or sunset…with or without sleep.

    Hmmmmm. oh we CHASTERS can’t get enough of you.

    Congratulations my NINA HIJA. Amore!

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  3. muskrat says:
    What’s wrong Rihr, no news about your Idol that’s why you are here?
    Charice never fail to amaze, after a 16 hour flight from the Philippines and do this, trully amazing. About your comment? It’s not even worth commenting, get a life dude or dudette.

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  4. ilsid says:
    Do we have video of this? Thank you.

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    • eve says:
      I seriously doubt that TV critics would bring their videocams to this event. But I can already hear Charice in my mind’s eye performing ABM to perfection as we’ve seen and heard her do many times before.

      This was a working event (not just a performance) for David Foster to promote his PBS Special coming up in March. The writers are bound to put in a good mention in their local TV Listings of the legendary ‘David Foster Hit Man Returns Special’ especially with Charice as the ACE up his sleeve.

      I noticed in the pictures above that DF is grinning as usual from ear-to-ear with Charice performing in her usual unbelievable manner. She seems to pour it on when it counts in important performances and this is in spite of landing at LAX just one hour before!

      My how her life has changed since the first Hitman Special in 2008 when she appeared as an unknown just at the behest of Oprah the Fairy Godmother. She must have nerves of steel. I’m so proud of her.

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      • renee_gabrielle75 says:
        yES!! “nerves of steel”, that’s exactly what Charice has. She’s supergirl! how she made that particular US debut performance so unforgettable! it was such a fierce performance, and it was pure magic.

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  5. Chajenmer says:
    Hahaha, Mr. Marc Johnston had a sign of relief after Cha nailed ABM performance with Gusto! Don’t worry Marc, Charice can handle it even if she’d flown 14-15 hrs…As Sir David Foster said “She’s a laser beam!” anytime, anywhere!!! Thanks TCA, now you know who is Charice…Labyo!!!

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  6. Aeonus says:
    Charice has a flexible voice that is given but what amazes me is her transformation with regards to occasions. I saw a young teener at EK with “gangsta” hip-hop style fashion and in a blink of an eye she turned into a serious-looking Diva at the TCA… Her demeanor changes from cool to elegant but the charm remains.

    She must be a mutant of some sort, and David Foster is the real Professor X :))

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    • renee_gabrielle75 says:
      yah, i keep thinking to myself “Charice, she never seems to look the same way twice” and what’s amazing is she comes across as so natural and incontrived in everything she does. pleasantly enigmatic and always charming.

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  7. Ripley says:
    The Charice effect. Someday they will try to analyze that and try to find out how she can affect everyone within hearing distance, making them zombies. With one thought only, look for Charice videos to quench the hunger! LOL! :)

    Anyway it affects us, these new listeners will most certainly be new chasters later! Welcome to the club and the joy of discovering Charice!

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  8. marlyn says:
    WOW ! Charice is really a trouper ; after 2 consecutive performances in the Phil., then take a 13-14 hours flight to LA ; she performed straight from the airport , where in the world can you find a singer like that , and she can performed 100 % with perfection earning the critics praises ; now we can count them as Chasters .I am looking forward to this PBS airing ; set your DVR Chasters .

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  9. Rihr says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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    • renee_gabrielle75 says:
      She looks just fine by me. she’s just turned 18 fcs, and she’s enjoying every minute. and the way I see her, she’s not into the superficial and the artificial. One thing you notice about Charice is, “she’s quite comfortable in her own skin.” At a very young, tender age, she seems to have a fine grasp of what things are more important in life.

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  10. chris0805 says:
    who is the only artist that has performed with the crowd of all ages (young and adult), with songs old and new songs (whether ballad, classical, pop r/b), almost all performances with standing ovations, The ONLY answer I know is CHARICE. Incredible, unbelievable, fantastic, awesome, excellent, goosebumps, OMG…….

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  11. fef says:
    WOW a simple word emitted to describe an undescrible event.A word that Oprah uttered the first time she heared Charice.Shes a gift to us from GOD.God Bless us Always.

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  12. KUNGFU PANDA says:
    i can’t imagine… but envy these critics… i want to hear charice sings ALL BY MYSELF, LIVE!!!

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  13. KUNGFU PANDA says:
    these circle of critics are (for sure) now addicted to charice and some how will joine the league of chasters!.. once you hear charice sings, you’ll have no escape but be amazed and adore her… how much more hearing it LIVE???>… wew… lucky critics!.. be proud that you were blessed seeing charice singing live!!!!,

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  14. CLFan says:
    TV Week editor had this to say of Charice’s performance…Foster was also accompanied by Filipino pop sensation Charice (who appeared on an episode of Glee this season), who blew the figurative roof off the joint with her vocal gymnastics.

    http://www.tvweekonline.ca/blog/tca_press_tour_abides_pbs

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  15. EZ says:
    Yeah! Top that!

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  16. tipenski says:
    Another critic had this to say of Charice’s performance ‘…came onstage to sing “All By Myself” to perfection. I had goose bumps, and couldn’t sleep afterwards because of the rush her performance gave me.’

    http://tvguide.ca/Special_Features/Midseason+2011/TCA+Winter+2011/Blogs/articles/110110_TCATour_Day_6_AD.htm

    How awesome is that! And just an hour after landing in LA. I can’t count the number of times this girl had my head shaking in awe and putting a smile on my face. Way to go Charice!

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    • ArrVee says:
      while it is normal for that critic to say she “couldn’t sleep afterwards because of the rush her performance gave me”, it is nonetheless noteworthy because she attributed it to Charice’s ABM performance, and not to the Red Bull she drank earlier …

      maybe Charice has a personal vendetta for this song because of the 4 missing bars that once caught her by surprise, all by herself, in one of her performances, and may have since vowed that this would not happen, “Any Mooooooorrrrreee!!! …” :-)

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  17. robin says:
    Charice! charice! why you always give me goosebumps!

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  18. EBjohns11 says:
    Anyone who hear Charice for the first time, they will love with her amazing voice. No Lipsyncing. So powerful, i bet their jaw dropped while listening to her. hehe

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  19. eve says:
    btw this event was on Sunday night, the same night Charice performed at Enchanted Kingdom in Philippines. Wow, she’s in two places at the same time! LoL Thank goodness she could fly backward in time to be in L.A. for this event. Maybe that’s why she was a surprise guest cuz they weren’t sure if she could make it. Also maybe that’s why her manager, Marc Johnston, had a grumpy look at the LA airport when chasters ambushed Charice there on arrival Sunday, she had to get to her next gig! … waahhhaha

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  20. siane says:
    Always un-be-lie-va-ble Charice, you capture the critics indeed.

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  21. eve says:
    thanks @CLFan… all the source links are in the article too. If you click the bold-face type, you’ll find related articles.

    Thanks Robert Sheen for publishing this. Charice is amazing. This is a good reminder to chasters about the effect that Charice has on newbies. I’m so used to hearing her vocal power now that I tend to forget that mere mortals can’t touch her talent when it comes to power belting a song like “All By Myself.”

    Charice really blows you away when you’ve never heard her sing before. Her live performance is the best. AN-BE-LEEB-A-BOL indeed!

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  22. jimfan155 says:
    Hey that TV critic stole the praise line from the host of Star King:

    “UN…BOLIEVABLE” or something like that (sorry, can’t spell Korean).

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 41 Thumb down 1

  23. CLFan says:
    Charice WOWs TV critics in LA. That is one opportunity that allowed Charice to show her rare talent to those TV critics. She performed “All by Myself” and you know what it mean..goosebumps. Way to go Charice, you did it again.

    Here’s the link:

    http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/app/blogs/bruceblog/?p=1723

    http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/113233304.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUgOy9cP3DieyckcUsI?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUgOy9cP3DieyckcUsI

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    • renee_gabrielle75 says:
      And such reviews coming from veteran and professional critics are great read indeed.
      this particular review ended with the critic saying “Summer was great, but it’s Charice’s voice that keeps ringing in my ears…

      That is just beautiful music to my ears as well :)

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  24. 18wheeleredy says:
    am glad those critics ain’t no CRABS….LOL

    CHARICE ROCKS…CHARICE RULZ….

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  25. Canadian_lolo says:
    Charice performance is always Un-be-liev-a-ble!

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  26. Extreme says:
    Was there a chaster at the Orpheum? I want to see a video of her performance.

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  27. trevor25 says:
    My heart beats so fast reading comments from critics. I remember the movie Ratatouille (did i spell it right?hehe), that small piece of food sedate the critic and had his highest praise ever given to the restaurant. I felt that Charice is that small piece of God’s creation but He showered her with tremendous talent that one in a trimillion people could ever be.

    Now, 2011 has started with such good words. Unbelievable and sedate… !That is Charice!

    -Trevor25 (signing from Malaysia)

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  28. lancecobi says:
    Wow! that was absolutely great! Now she’s becoming a household name… Keep it up Charice! Labyo!

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  29. jessica86s says:
    Hoorah for Charice and David Foster!

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  30. krazyforyou says:
    CONGRATULATIONS! I would like to see that DFF at PBS TV. I hope somebody can share the day and time and network or channels via cable where it is going to be shown. God bless Charice and David this year and may they always have the strength to enjoy whatever good things God has prepared for them to share and enjoy! Wow what an entertainer we have in Charice!

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