ENGLISH SUBTITLED VIDEOS NOW POSTED with special thanks to ChariceTvCrew.
Charice’s Valentine Special aired in her home country, the Philippines, on Sunday, February 13, and topped the weekend primetime ratings with a huge 24% share of the audience for GMA-7 compared to rival network ABS-CBN’s 14.9% share for it’s program “Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Pop Superstar.”
Congratulations Charice on the success of your first major television special!
She proved her star power during an hour-and-a-half long program giving us her charming personality, beautiful voice, and guest appearances by Philippine celebrities Elmo Magalona, Rachelle Ann Go, Michael V. and Ogie Alcasid. She opened the show with a trio of powerful songs – Power of Love, Halo, and a recent favorite of hers, Grenade, a hit song by Bruno Mars who just seems to be everywhere nowadays. Bruno was nominated for 7 Grammy awards and came away with the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for ‘Just The Way You Are’ during the Sunday night Grammy broadcast. We can only hope that these two talented artists might be able to collaborate sometime in the future?
Her first guest of the evening was young rap star Elmo who paired up with Charice to perform her dance chart-topping hit Pyramid and Reset. Then Rachelle Ann Go and Charice performed a fantastic duet of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” where their voices blended beautifully together. Michael V. joined Charice to give us some dance moves while performing Michael Jackson’s hit song ‘Billie Jean’. Finally, special guest Mr. Ogie Alcasid teamed with Charice to perform the Filipino standard Hanggang Ngayon, but not before providing us with some comic humor for the evening as he bantered playfully with Charice in her chipmunk voice about, well, I don’t quite know since I don’t speak the language, but they were obviously having a lot of fun up there! I’m waiting impatiently for the translations which we will be bringing to you soon!
In-between the guest appearances, Charice performed her usual showstoppers Listen, I Will Survive, All By Myself, the Bodyguard Medley, and Note to God. I especially enjoyed the special serenade of her mom with the appropriately titled song ‘Thank You’, an original song from her own CD.
But the most moving moment of the evening has got to be when Charice sang “Maghintay Ka Lamang (You Only Have to Wait),” a song which her mother used to sing to her as a child when she was sad. It’s hard to keep the tears from falling as Charice sings the song with a passion that we all love about her. The words describe well the strong faith and inner strength that Charice and her Mom somehow maintained as they waited patiently for the success that they are now enjoying.
Maghintay Ka Lamang (You Only Have to Wait)
English translated lyrics
If things are not going your way today, don’t be impatient, that’s the way of life in this world.
Do not lose hope, happiness will come soon.
Just keep in mind that there’s still tomorrow and happiness awaits soon.
Failure is not a hindrance that you have to shy away from.
Don’t avoid it when you fail, instead you must stick to the fight.
What you need is inner strength when confronted with trials.
The light won’t take too long to be seen again.
The world turning is not all about affliction and failure.
Your dreams will be achieved… you only have to wait.
After the song, Charice was presented with a bouquet of flowers and I think the show would have ended there if not for the standing ovation and chants of “more, more, more” from the hyped up audience. Charice closed the show with an upbeat performance of her song “Nothing.”
Now you can enjoy the complete, uninterrupted show with English translated videos!
…and HD/HQ videos of the performances only.
Playlist: 1-Power of Love, 2-Halo, 3-Grenade, 4-Pyramid/Reset with Elmo, 5-If I Ain’t Got You with Rachelle Ann Go, 6-All By Myself, 7-Billie Jean with Michael V., 8-Bodyguard Medley, 9-Hanggang Ngayon with Ogie Alcasid, 10-Thank You, 11-Note to God, 12-Maghintay Ka Lamang, and encore performance, 13-Nothing
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by Eve, Charicemania.com
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