There was so much buzz about Charice on the web for the past weeks – but that’s hardly surprising as she’s involved in the three pillars of hollywood entertainment: music, film, and television. There was a period in mid-March when charicemania.com was awfully quiet and Chasters were getting anxious from the lack of Charice news. Little did we know that this was just the calm before the storm.
The Charice news whirlwind started with the premiere of her new song “Louder” as Mezamashi TV’s theme. Then came the news about her collaboration with Kara DioGuardi and other songwriters/producers in Boston. Many were puzzled why Boston of all places? That question got answered when news broke out that Charice was filming the movie “Here Comes the Boom” in Boston with Salma Hayek. The next piece of news that got everyone so excited was when Bruno Mars revealed that he had worked with Charice on a song titled, “Before It Explodes”. Adding more fuel to the fire was the scheduled release of the song as Charice’s new single on Amazon.com.
Music? ✔. Film? ✔. And now with Sunshine Corazon making a comeback on Glee for sure – Television? ✔! A four-day wait is the only thing between us and seeing Charice again on Glee. To help us maintain our patience for a little bit longer, here’s a backstage peek at the taping of her “All By Myself” performance – complete with commentary from Charice herself:
And to make you much more excited, here’s a 3-minute clip of Charice’s scene convincing the New Directions to let her sing at their benefit concert, plus her full performance of “All By Myself”:
** SPOILER ALERT ** (Don’t watch if you want to catch the scene fresh next Tuesday.)
Amazing rendition of “All By Myself”, right? Her previous performance of this song at the “Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends” concert, was equally wonderful as well. The mystery on why that song was not included in the concert’s CD, and was only included on the DVD, could be answered now. It’s possible that David Foster’s team already knew that this song was selected for Charice to sing on Glee – and decided to preserve the excitement for its release on the Glee sound track rather than including the same song on the Hitman CD.
Charice really proved in the video above that she also has the acting chops to make it in film and television. A hit recording artist plus an actress too? That’s just a deadly combination. Glee is the perfect show for Charice to showcase both these talents, and hopefully, she’ll be making more appearances and singing more songs in the next five episodes.
Don’t forget to catch the whole Glee episode, “A Night of Neglect”, on April 19. Right after the show, the songs of that episode will be released on iTunes – and let’s all buy Charice’s version of “All By Myself” and make it number one. Her previous Glee songs, “Telephone” and “Listen” reached the top 10 of the iTunes chart. Charice’s “Listen” even surpassed the original version by Beyonce on the Billboard Hot 100, placing no. 38, 23 places ahead of the orignal’s no. 61 position.
Also available on the same day as Charice’s Glee comeback is her new single, the Bruno Mars produced “Before It Explodes”. Don’t forget to buy your copy at the Amazon.com product page. Spread the word to every person you know, and let’s make Charice’s two songs, “Before It Explodes” and “All By Myself”, climb to the top of the music charts.
By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com