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Charice Fully Emerges From David Foster’s Guidance

Charice Fully Emerges From David Foster’s Guidance

Having a mentor is one of the best things (aside from having a fairy godmother, of course) that could ever happen to an artist that’s just starting out. Charice was very lucky that David Foster agreed on taking her under his wing after Oprah contacted him. And now, Charice is all grown-up and ready to fly out of the nest.

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David Foster with a young Charice

Shocking at first, the news that said Charice will no longer be under David Foster’s guidance actually makes sense when you think about it.

It’s been more than three years since Charice made her debut on the international stage at the 2008 David Foster and Friends concert in Las Vegas, and its time for her to fully shine on her own.

In a phone interview with Inquirer Philippines, David Foster revealed that this year’s David Foster and Friends concert series in the United States and Asia, will be the last ones where Charice will be a guest. He said that Charice is aiming to win over a younger crowd, which is not his forte. So it’s indeed a wise decision for her to work with different producers that know music for the modern youth.

David+Foster+Charice+Pempengco+Andre+Agassi+TJZvYPK20f6l Charice Fully Emerges From David Fosters GuidanceDavid Foster did great in shaping the early parts of Charice’s music career. Because of him, she was able to meet and sing with her music idols like Josh Groban and Ne-Yo. Plus, the demanding Foster compositions, like Celine Dion’s many songs, helped strengthen Charice’s singing and breathing skills.

The end of Charice-David performances might have also been due to Foster’s transfer to another recording company. This July 2011, it was announced that David Foster will take over the Verve label of Universal Music.

Previously, it was Foster who was heading the Reprise/143 label of Warner Music (which is also the label of Charice). He will now focus his efforts in shifting Verve from Jazz to Adult Contemporary.

Charice will most likely stay with Warner Music, as they’re doing great in building-up her fan base. But it’s not impossible for Charice to work again with David Foster when she’s old enough to shift out of pop and into adult contemporary (which she’s already great in, based on her singing competition background in the Philippines).

So for those Chasters telling themselves that there’s still a DFF concert with Charice next year, you better buy tickets to any of her upcoming concerts in Las Vegas or Asia, as that could be the last David-Charice performance you’ll see for quite a while.

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Charice Emerges From David Foster's Guidance

This piece of news might make some people sad at first, since David Foster was indeed a big part of the Chaster experience, but don’t be. Just think of this as a natural progression for Charice’s career. She can still sing big Whitney and Celine ballads, just without David on the piano. Plus, her new songs are fun to listen to and are all so current, but they still showcase  Charice’s powerful voice like what Foster’s songs also do.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

121 Responses to “Charice Fully Emerges From David Foster’s Guidance”

  1. auau says:
    It’s time for Charice to reinvent herself; that is important for her survival in (show)business where majority of fans/consumers want change/newness like every season. I believe she is talented enough to pull it through.

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  2. Fran says:
    http://youtu.be/p_3LSK6BfYc

    The above recent news report 9/6/11 by Balitang America is yet another made-up concoction by ABS-CBN to throw a monkey wrench in the life of Charice’s career. It was not enough to accept her mentor and godfather’s explanation that it was time for Charice to win over her peers and for her to work with different producers that know music for the modern youth. This is not DF’s forte and he added that Charice was also ready to do her “solo” worldwide tours. This simple, clear and concise account was not reported or acceptable by the conflict hungry ABS-CBN and so they surreptitiously broadcasted this into a “tale of manufactured intriguing dilemma”. Moreover, the voting was craftily structured to create doubt in the poll numbers. Ah yes…..it’s clearly apparent, and no denying that this TV station is the biggest CRAB in the Philippines

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  3. roel says:
    ;) I agree that it would be a natural growth for her to do what she is doing best now. I think in the future they will still be working together. :) It was great to have seen Charice growing up with David Foster as a mentor. He did so much to help her grow into a better artist.

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  4. jet says:
    David will not be able to let Charice go especially on his DFF tours. She’s too much of a draw filling up every concert they did together…also the best closer. She headlined most of his charity events. She promoted the Asia Dff tours by personal appearances in different countries. While it’s true Charice is very fortunate to be with David, it is also true the other way around. She’s the best talent and too much of an asset to let go.

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  5. pochie says:
    There is no doubt in my mind that even if Charice and DF go in different directions she still will be successful. This wonder girl is too talented, too smart and too hardworking not to make it. Besides she still has the support and guidance of so many good people aroind her. Someday, she would go on her own and I still believe that she will be successful in anything she decides to do.

    She is fearless, not afraid to face any challenges put infront of her. She is a survivor which she learned during the very early part of life.

    I’m a little sad that she and DF are parting ways, but on the other hand, I’m not worrying at all because I have total confidence on her that she’ll be ok.

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    • hermiemel says:
      Charice is fascinating, fresh, young and beautiful. You are totally right Pochie. Charice will survive and prosper as a singer, entertainer and artist for many many years.

      From age 7 Charice started her singing in Phil and at age 15 her international career in the States. Now she is 19 years young and been doing this thing for 12 long years, showing tons of accomplishments in last 4 years.

      I think that whatever show business knowledge she has in PI is probably multiplied thousand of times by now. The YouTube sensation got a lot of attention and that means that she is a tech savvy as well. She is young yet very matured in her ways. She has worked with the best in the movies and music field and learned a lot from them. Like a daughter to DF (the enemy of good), he took her aside and taught and shape her thinking on many things necessary to the business and many invaluable lessons in life.

      If Charice is a pilot, she has flown thousands of miles already. She knows how to navigate the international music industry. She is now her own woman. She knows what to do. And has friends to call for when she need advice. Lots of movies and million album sold would be a reality for her. She is that great!!//

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  6. jimfan155 says:
    Over the weekend GMA’s show Party Pilipinas covered “Note to God”, “As Long As You’re There”, Before It Explodes”, and “Pyramid” by Rachelle Ann, Kyla, and someone else (sorry, couldn’t get her name). They did a good job, but I didn’t hear Charice’ name mentioned.

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  7. justjames says:
    From the cocoon emerges a beautiful butterfly. This is Charice, ready to fly on her own with her beautiful wings and angelic voice ready to create magical songs in the world she saw, came and conquered. Best of luck, we your faithful fans will forever be following you wherever your wings takes you. I am for one is excitedly waiting for the release of your new Album and your new movie. God Bless. Love you forever.

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  8. hermiemel says:
    For the last 4 years, Charice was tested and has paid her dues by performing in countless charity events, concerts, stage, TV and movie with DF at her side.

    Now she follows a “roadmap” drawn by herself with input from DF, Oprah, her management team and her family. The next 5 years will be exciting as well as challenging for Charice.

    One thing is certain, she has a movie and a album coming out in 2012 that will fuel her fans appetite of her music and her movie. With Asian american now mainstream in the American pysche and with Charice the toast of Asia right now, I think that America will fall head over heels for Charice too. Peace.

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  9. lovemusic122076 says:
    you hit it on every level. i completely with every word chasterdad. and of course there are no hard feelings on both sides ansd even Oprah as well. that’s the nature of this buisness and in life. they have such a STRONG bond, father/daughter fairy Godmother relationship that they will support and have each’s back no matter what. i base their relationships on this one song from the hit musical Wicked, titled “For Good” and if i could i would love to share this lyrics to all of you. this is dedicated to David Foster Orpah and Charice.

    FOR GOOD
    I’ve heard it said
    That people come into our lives for a reason
    Bringing something we must learn
    And we are led
    To those who help us most to grow
    If we let them
    And we help them in return
    Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
    But I know I’m who I am today
    Because I knew you

    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes a sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood
    Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
    But because I knew you
    I have been changed for good

    It well may be
    That we may never meet again
    In this lifetime
    So let me say before we part
    So much of me
    Is made of what I learned from you
    You’ll be with me
    Like a handprint on my heart
    And now whatever way our stories end
    I know you have re-written mine
    By being my friend…

    Like a ship blown from its mooring
    By a wind off the sea
    Like a seed dropped by a skybird
    In a distant wood
    Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
    But because I knew you

    i have been changed for good….

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  10. jopl says:
    God bless you david,oprah and charice you are all great person

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  11. chasterdad says:
    Charice has to achieve things for herself to assure her greatness. She can never always be under the shadows of DF, she has at her own initiative carve out her rightful place and niche along the all time greats of her industry.

    When a parent finally sets their child free to be on their own, it does not mean that it will be as per se like that,…….that they would never see each other again. How farfetched can this be? Once a child graduates from college and earns a degree, then the child is more than prepared to stand on its own and earn its way to a successful career. Of course, less the child’s foundations are not in order. In Charice’s case she has graduated Summa Cum Laude.

    Occassionally and from time to time though the child maybe living apart now away from the parents, definitely the child will come back and visit, rebond and socialize as much as possible. These are meaningful reunions universally practiced.

    Charice would always be back to have reunions with DF. Oprah more than often calls back charice to guest on her show and attend social gatherings under her name. Josh Groban, Michael Buble and a host of other DF graduates from time to time graces DF & Friends.

    So I would’nt even consider being sentimental or melancholy about this news. Definitely Charice is a DF family member and with that being said, DF would always remember Charice and to invite her in every psossibel opportunity to grace his events.

    Lastly, wasn’t it DF and Oprah who introduced Charice to every possible bigwigs in the USA music industry and beyond? Was’nt it they who had Charice acquaint and learn from the masters themselves? An example is Natalie Cole and Peter Cetera during the latest DF & Friends tour. What motre further experience and learning can you get from such hardened pros like Natalie and Peter?

    Charice by now is more than capable.

    This time around though, Charice is now outside DF’s wings. That is the only difference I see. This is a te4stament of how confident DF and Oprah is about the trajectory of Charice’s success.

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  12. Anna139 says:
    It’s good that she had a really good foundation with David Foster’s mentorship. Hope she won’t forget those lessons she learned from him. I can see how David Foster loved and supported her like a daughter. It’s good that her foundation was with him because we can see how she was loved by David F. When going gets tough she could always look back when she was loved and still loved that will make her strong enough. Thank you Mr David Foster. We will always remember you as a great man. :) thank you for taking very good care of our Charice.

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