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Behold Thy Name: Charice!

Behold Thy Name: Charice!

What do these people have in common with Charice?

Madonna, the Queen of Pop who is also a legendary icon. Shakira, the hip shaking Colombian songstress. Eminem, the popular and controversial rapper (not the colorful chocolate candy kiddos). Prince, said to be the rival of Michael Jackson during the glory days of heavy eyeliner (raccoon inspired make-up?) and gigantic/teased hair (Yup, it’s the 80′s). Usher, the famous R&B singer/mentor of Justin Bieber and last is the very famous Beyonce who just recently gave birth to a bouncing baby bonita named Blue Ivy.
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Aside from being famous celebrities and having their own unique talent, these group of people share one thing. They are all one hit wonders! Nah! Just Kidding. Obviously, they all have ONE name that they use as their identity in the world of entertainment. They are the same as our beloved Charice.

Recently AOL Music had a countdown on their website the TOP 20 artist who goes by their one name. Charice was at number 18. Others stars included were Selena, Jewel, Seal (whose real name by the way is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel..pant! pant!), Rihanna, Adelle, Usher and more.

Actually there are more one name celebrities out there to be considered but the editors only picked the BEST OF THE BEST and Charice is the best!

For now she may be in 18th place on the list but ONE DAY (cue music and dancers) her name will reach FAR AS THE SKY and will be known to the NEW WORLD. Her music will be LOUDER than ever!

So Generico de betnovate congratulations Charice! You sure are LIVING IT UP!

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107 Responses to “Behold Thy Name: Charice!”

  1. khatman says:

    I believe Charice’s father, Ricky Pempengco, has some Chinese blood judging from his surname. Peng is the Chinese name for

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  2. Chacaroy says:
    I cannot help but think that Charice will be invited again. At the end her last song in the previous Ali celebration which she sang on Ali’s table, Charice embraced Ali and he affectionately kissed her on the cheek or forehead. They remained embraced for awhile to allow photographers to capture that moment in time, a very special one, as that moment was guided by love and admiration for each other.

    This is to say that I think that the 2012 gala is billed “the power of love” for a reason, and Charice is part of the reason. The song “the Power of Love” was originally recorded by Jennifer Rush who made it big in the UK in the late 80’s. Celine then made it big in the USA in 1994. Now, more than a decade later, Charice has resurrected it and has become identified with it.

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  3. efryll says:
    oooohhhhh… i’m soooooo happpppyyyyy hearing all these great news for Charice… God Bless her…

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  4. Chacaroy says:
    Yahoo will differ, so will Billboard. They all have their own thing going using whatever criteria they so choose to use. For example, Billboard ranked Charice #4 on the chart around a year ago yet left her out a few months later from its list of top 20 age 18 and under singers. While all this was happening, she was proclaimed the #1 singer in the USA by New York Times (Post?).

    Charice is the most popular singer/performer in the world today. She accomplished this in such a short time. In watching her videos, try closing your eyes to get the full impact of her beautiful voice- it’s next to impossible; the eyes rebel because they want to take in every bit of her too. There are those who resent her, not so much other singers, but their fans who are protective of them. They are the ones that make wayward comments about her performances. Many others ignore her because she did not bide her time so to speak. All others like me are just so delighted that in just a few years she’s become a beautiful swan, whom we can listen to and look at every night before calling it a day!

    I would even say that Charice is the greatest singer/performer of all time. I say this because I trust my own senses. I’ve seen her perform live twice at the Mandalay Bay. She stood out like the brightest star in the sky. The great David Foster himself gave her the greatest compliment he has ever given a singer. He said (paraphrased) “Guaranteed, 100% in just one year she will be one of the greatest stars in the planet!” This how one of the Canadian Tenors put it: “If you want to see the stadium explode, just throw in Charice.” Even Celine Dion said that “she hits the high notes better than me.” So there is no need to wait for Charice to become #1; she is already #1. Peace!

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    • Inez says:
      this is so true! i totally agree. Charice is already #1 When you watch a new Charice video you are mesmerized. then, upon re-watching it, you try to absorb every detail and nuance of her performance, you then freeze-frame the video every once in a while just so you could ponder on how enchanting she is in every way

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    • khatman says:
      It was after the duet(Sept 15 2008) in Madison Square Garden that Celine told Oprah that Charice “can hold the note better than me”. Celine was refering to certain parts of “Because You Loved Me” where Charice put her belting ability on display. I have heard Celine on CD sing “Because You Loved Me” and I know why she said what she said about Charice. Here is the duet @ MSG.

      belting @ 3:53 & 4:27

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say Charice is “the greatest singer/performe of all time”. But she is “the greatest singer/performer of her generation”.

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      • Chacaroy says:
        Of course, she may not be the greatest singer/performer of all time. But I would still say it. Also, I am not saying her voice is the most beautiful of all time. This is highly subjective. We all have different tastes. But I have strong objective basis for saying what I said. But to appease you, I should amend my statement to say that she is probably the greatest singer/performer ever. I can’t think of any male or female singers who were/are more versatile than she. She learns songs so quickly, and on an impromptu basis will deliver the most beautiful renditions, oozing with confidence- for example, “Somewhere over the rainbow”, and “You are so beautiful”.

        Today’s songs are much more complicated, demanding, and difficult to sing than ever before, and, as you concur, Charice is “the greatest singer/performer of her generation.” This observation alone would suffice in concluding that she is probably the greatest singer/performer of all time. But I will not rest on that alone. Here are my other reasons:

        1) Charice is the only one I know that can mesmerize the audience without help from gimmicks, stage props, and choreography.

        2) She is the only one whose covers sound even better than the originals (“kills” them)and consequently makes them her own.

        3) Size for size, I don’t know of any who had/has a more powerful voice.

        4) I don’t know of other singers who made the top 10 in her first try, and at age 16 or 17 to boot.

        5) I don’t know of any others that became an international star practically overnight, or who have impacted the world deeply as she has. To be an Asian who could hardly speak English yet in a short time be in great demand by countries in Asia, Europe, as well as the USA is unprecedented.

        6) All the accolades going to her are still at a peak. She gets standing ovations virtually every time she sings. She gets better and better as she ages. And she gets more beautiful in mind, body, and spirit.

        7) She is the only singer that I know that has captured both the young and the old.

        Of course, these observations do not necessarily make her #1 of all time. But I know of no other who meets the above attributes past or present.


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        • Theo says:
          Justin Bieber if far more popular than Charice (but that is just popularity)…talent is another issue. I would love for Charice to be recognized worldwide merely by a no. 1 single (without other singer’s covers, her name, or her dance moves — though nothing is wrong with that) – just the song itself. It is safer to say that Charice is no. 1 Asian that is most recognizable singer in the world, but if you include American artists, there are more people that are more popular than her (not necessarily more talented though).

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  5. VOTE VOTE VOTE for charice here

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  6. Theo says:

    This is really unrelated to Charice, but these things are always nice to see (Filipinos doing well in other countries). Please click on cc for subtitles on the 1st one…

    I wish there was a separate forum to discuss non-Charice related talent that are from the Philippines…it could keep us somewhat busy during Charice related postings…lol…

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  7. smurf says:
    hey guys! pls vote charice here and get the words out so other chasters can also vote for her!

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  8. khatman says:
    @iking I remember that video where she performed for Ali. She made
    Ali smile(hard to do when one has Parkinson’s Disease) when she incorporated the Ali Shuffle into “Billie Jean” and then got up on Ali’s table in front of him and sang before having her picture taken with him.

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  9. iking says:
    Talking about wishes for charice in 2012, a huge GALA (with global reach) is in the works for Muhammad Ali on Feb 18 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. It is being billed as ‘POWER of LOVE’…

    Let’s wish that Charice will be chosen to perform in that event. She did perform for Ali a couple of years back and it was a huge success.

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