Our friends at Hollywoodlife.com have started yet another campaign, this time to make Pia Toscano’s dream to perform what Charice on American Idol a reality.
The good news is that Charice herself has backed the plan.
In an interview with Hollywoodlife.com on Tuesday (April 12), Pia described Charice as “the most amazing singer ever,” and admitted that she would love to sing a duet with the teenage diva on the American Idol finale next month.
“She’s the most amazing singer ever. I would absolutely perform with her, she’s insane,” the 22-year-old told HollywoodLife.com, before adding that she watched footage of Charice’s performances of Celine Dion classics before her own performances.
“When I was covering all of my Celine Dion songs, I would watch her videos. She’s just out-of-this-world amazing, and I am such a huge fan of hers.”
Perhaps even more out-of-this-world for Pia is the news that Charice is apparently completely in support of the idea, and has tweeted as much.
After being notified by a tweet about the Hollywoodlife.com article, she responded emphatically “@PToscanoAI10 would love to perform with you too. you’re so sweet.”
The 22-year-old New Yorker was eliminated from the hit talent show on April 7 after performing the Tina Turner hit “River Deep – Mountain High.” That meant that she finished the show in 9th place, but her elimination is considered as arguably the most controversial elimination in the 10-year history of the show, and had left all three judges shocked in disbelief.
She has been busy with television appearances since then, but her admission, immediately following a recording for MTV, that she wants to perform with Charice will come as another surprise, although a much more pleasant and positive one.
It is only a matter of waiting to see if the powers that be make such a tantalising pairing a reality. It would be hard to imagine that they might be against the idea.
Hollywoodlife.com has set up a poll on their site, where Chasters can show their support for the idea. So, make sure to visit, cast your vote and, of course, leave a comment.
Charice’s positive response can only mean that her own schedule is free for the show, though it has been a busy time for her of late. Last week, she was filming in Boston for the Hollywood comedy “Here Comes the Boom,” with Kevin James and Salma Hayek.
That movie is due for release in July 2012, but what is to be released this year is her new single “Before It Explodes,” which was produced by Bruno Mars. It will be released on Monday next, April 18.
By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com