Charice filmed a comedy movie “Here Comes The Boom” last year and finally a trailer has been released. Are you excited to see her on the big screen? Charice plays Malia Dela Cruz, a high school student. Kevin James plays Scott Voss, a biology teacher who tries to save the school’s music program by raising money through moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler also join James in this hilarious movie.
Charice can be seen in different scenes in the trailer: sitting in class, watching and cheering in a crowd, dancing, and playing the piano.
Updated on April 11
Charice was back in South Korea for her first live concert, the last leg of her “Infinity Asian Tour”. It also marked her 4th appearance on Starking, the popular Korean television show where her road to stardom began all the way back in 2007.
With its latest episode taped in March, Charice once again mesmerized and wowed the Korean judges with her powerful voice as shown on the teaser below courtesy of SBS which will air on Saturday, April 7th at 6.30 pm KST.
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Charice’s 4th Appearance on Starking
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So we thought the solo concert in Japan last year was great already but those who witnessed this Infinity concert in Tokyo this time are swearing, this is way better than her past concerts! Even Charice’s musical director and keyboardist Troy Laureta tweeted “Love Japan! Perhaps one of the best shows we’ve done on the Infinity Tour! Thank you, Tokyo! We love you!” It was indeed an amazing, exhilarating show, with schoolgirls in uniform, teenage boys and girls, couples in their 20s, office workers in their 30s, people in their 40s, 50s and 60s rocking it! To those who have doubted Charice losing her voice, sorry to disappoint you but her voice was as strong and even better than ever. She has topped herself, if that is even possible.
Charice has matured so much as an artist. Her present style and image is more than fitting for this concert tour and we really have to respect her for that. To those who have criticized her new look, watching her live may be the only way to erase all doubts. She was so confident and relaxed, something that can be attributed to her being comfortable in her own skin, as she admitted in interviews that she has been wanting this look for the longest time. The Japanese stylists even made her “Final Fantasy” inspired new look way better for her and yes, including the new tattoo! She looks fierce and sweet, tomboyish and feminine, edgy and soft, sexy and cute all at the same time. What else could you ask for?
Charice also sang a new song entitled “Everything”. The story behind this song is that music.jp and rekochoku.jp, two of the major music download sites for cellphones, called for song requests for Charice to cover. The majority requested Japanese songstress Misia’s “Everything”. So Charice ended up co-producing her own version of the song with new lyrics, different from that of Misia’s.
Charice’s “Everything” is now available via cellphone download only at rekochoku.jp and music.jp until June 30th. It will also be available for both PC and cellphone download on another major music download site, mora.jp from March 21st. There is still no word on its availability on Japan iTunes, nor has it been announced if it will be released worldwide.
So here’s a preview of the song as performed in Tokyo with special thanks to our ninja “Abilidades”:
Here’s the original version from Misia:
Video Courtesy of RhythmmediaChannel
Reminder: This videos were taken under heavy securities and strict compliance of no video/camera recording so please bear with whatever uncomfort you’ll find watching the video but I assure you you’ll love what you gonna hear. – Justcharrie
Intro, Lesson For Life, Faithfully:
Pyramid, In Love So Deep, One Day:
Someone Like You, Saving All My Love For You, The One That Got Away, Baby:
Tears In Heaven:
Run The World, Michael Jackson Medley, Bounce Back:
Take You Down, Before It Explodes, It Will Rain:
Moves Like Jagger, Heartbreak Surivor:
Lighthouse, Louder, I Will Always Love You :
Troy’s If I Ain’t Got You:
Videos Uploaded by our Japan Super Ninja Chaster: Abilidades (Justcharrie)
At the end of the show, Charice filmed the audience using her iPhone including herself with her back to the audience.
Another highlight was Troy! He sang “If I Ain’t Got You”, which was not sung in other countries in the Infinity tour thus far. He sounded really great, we should wait for this guy to have a concert on his own. We need a name for his fans too: Troyans from Troymania! (Ok I’m a fan really.)
A sad incident occurred after the concert though, when people were leaving Charice’s concert, the earthquake alarm went on and we heard it was a big one. We pray for the safety of Japan and all its people. Thank you Japanese Chasters, thank you Japanese audience!
Charice will be all over Asia this coming March with 5 concerts in 3 key countries: Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. And now, South Korea will also be a stop on her Asia Infinity Tour.
Two event ticketing websites have put up pages for Charice’s concert, Playdb.co.kr and Interpark.com. These websites might be in the Korean language, but we could easily understand the essential details about Charice’s first ever solo concert in Korea:
Date: March 21, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: AX Korea (광장동 악스 코리아)
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 18th January 2012, 5:00 pm. Additional details will be posted here as soon as they become available. So don’t forget to keep checking Charicemania.com for updates.
A concert in Seoul is really a great thing, not just for Charice’s Infinity album and career, but also for the fans who first saw her transform into an international star through South Korea’s tv show, Star King. Who would ever forget that moment, right?
Update: Waiting for the videos, Tokyo, Kobe, Nagoya! During the David Foster and Friends Asia Tour in Tokyo last October, pre-selling of tickets for Charice’s 2012 solo Tokyo concert started. And a lot of people lined up to get their hands on the limited early tickets being sold at the concert venue. Charicemania speculated earlier whether this Tokyo concert was actually part of a multi-country tour in 2012 – and that appears true now, as 2 more cities in Japan has been added to Charice’s schedule, plus, Singapore and Hong Kong have also been
recently confirmed as stops for her Infinity Tour in Asia. After just a few days from her Singapore concert on March 5, 2012, Charice will fly to Tokyo for her performance on March 14, 2012. Next is Kobe on March 16 , and then Nagoya on March 17, 2012. – Tickets have been on sale since December for all three concerts. Check-out the complete details for each concert below:
TokyoWhere: Shibuya Public HallWhen: March 14, 2012, Wednesday – Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m.Rates: 7,500 yen and 8,500 yenBuy: Click Here or call 0570-064-708 for more details
Kobe Where: Kobe International Hall When: March 16, 2012, Friday – Gates open at 6 p.m. and concert starts at 7 p.m. Rates: 7,500 yen and 8,500 yen Buy: Click Here
Nagoya Where: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Great Hall When: March 17, 2012, Saturday – Gates open at 6 p.m. and concert starts at 7 p.m. Rates: 7,500 yen and 8,500 yen Buy: Click Here
It was December last year when Charice talked about in an interview about doing an Asia-Pacific tour, with stops in Hawaii, Singapore, Korea, and possibly Dubai. Charice didn’t reveal any specific details, so it’s great that two stops have now been confirmed: Hong Kong and Singapore.
Charice will perform first in Singapore on March 5, 2012, 8 p.m. at the Kallang Theater. Tickets were on sale starting today. They can be bought from all Sistic Outlets or through the Sistic website. Checkout the event poster below for more details:
The Hong Kong leg of the Infinity Tour is scheduled on March 19, 2012, 8 p.m. at the Star Hall, Kitec. Tickets are available from the HK Ticketing website. See the event poster below for more details:
2012 will surely be a big year for Charice with her Infinity Tour plus the release of her Infinity album in America. So keep on coming back to Charicemania for updates on Charice and which additional countries will be included in her tour.
With all the hype from a successful series of shows in the Philippines, Charice was also featured in CNN’s Talk Asia, a documentary-style, interview-based show that has spotlighted a number of famous personalities and newsmakers in the field of art, entertainment, politics, sports and business.
On its recent episode which was aired on Dec. 2, Charice sits down with CNN Correspondent Anna Coren in an all tell and in- depth interview about her phenomenal rise to fame, how she overcame a tough childhood life in the Philippines before having a big break in Hollywood and how it changed her life. Continue Reading
NOV. 16 UPDATE PRE-SELLING INFO FOR NAGOYA ADDED As announced during the previous David Foster and Friends concert in Tokyo, Charice will have a solo concert tour in Japan next March. Tickets for the Tokyo concert are already on sale. Continue Reading
And this year, the trend continues with the successful October 19 and 20 DFF concerts in Tokyo. Plus, two other similar things happened: 1) A solo Charice concert was announced for the following year, and 2) Charice emerged as the main star of the show.
Tickets for Charice’s 2012 solo concert in Japan are selling like hotcakes
Yes, you’ve read that right. Charice will have her own concert next year in Japan. It’s scheduled on March 14, 2012 at the Shibuya Koukaido. Advance tickets were also sold during the DFF concert and a lot of people already bought theirs. Could this Japan concert possibly be a part of a multi-country Charice tour in 2012? It’s not impossible, but as of now, we only know that this is just a one-off concert in Japan.
Aside from David Foster (who was a part of the band in almost all of the performances), Charice had the most number of songs in the concert. She sang six songs, which included her own “Louder” and vocally challenging songs like, “Stand Up For Love”, “Unbreak My Heart”, “Power Of Love”, “Earth Song”, and “The Prayer” (which she sang with Michael Bolton).
Enjoy watching all of Charice’s performances below, big thanks to LantaoIsland for the videos:
“Stand Up for Love”
“Unbreak My Heart”
“Power of Love”
And below is a video of Charice with Japanese Chasters at Japan’s Narita Airport before boarding her flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Chasters rejoice! Warner Music Japan and Acuvue Japan has released the Japan version of Charice’s “One Day” music video! The video’s concept is similar to the original “One Day” video, showcasing young people pursuing their dreams. The dance moves are also similar, the only difference is Charice had colorful outfits in the first video- in this version she is wearing cool, edgy, black clothing which she always wears when she is styled by her Japanese stylists. Continue Reading
Charice loves Japan and so do the Japanese! Rolling Stone, the respected music magazine, interviewed Charice when she was in Japan to promote her new album “Infinity”. Rolling Stone is indeed showing her a lot of love by featuring her video interview on the front page of their website! Continue Reading
OCT. 23 UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED (Far As The Sky) During Charice’s last trip to Tokyo, she taped two episodes of the long-running Japanese music program “Music Fair”. The show is not only known for the singers and the songs, but it is renowned for the quality of the music, the beautiful imagery and fun conversation among the hosts and guests. Continue Reading
Charice wowed a jam-packed arena in what was her first solo concert in the Middle East. Fresh from a successful string of shows in the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, Charice impressed a crowd of more than 5,000 in a Katara Hall that was transformed from a simple screening location into a spectacular concert venue.
The September 29 Doha concert started a few hours later than scheduled to give the concert goers a chance to come to the new venue. Originally slated for Aspire Park, the concert venue was moved to the Katara Hall at the last minute, as the promoter’s response to public clamor for a more convenient facility.
In a Gulf Times article, Golden Relations CEO Bilal Taha said, “Katara is today’s top choice for cultural events and other major happenings in Qatar. We at Golden Relations along with our event partner Regency Travels and Tours believe the breathtaking location will compliment the top caliber act expected from the international artist.”
“It was amazing to have an international superstar in Qatar as the first female major artiste in the Katara Hall,” he added, “once again it shows that the entertainment scene in Qatar needs such events as the demand is very high here.”
Golden Relations is the concert’s official promoter.
The Diverse Crowd
While overseas Filipinos typically flock to Charice’s international events, more than three-fourths of the Doha crowd were from other nationalities.
Aside from singing original material, Charice also sang covers of other international hits like her signature Whitney Houston medley to Adele’s more contemporary ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Charice even entertained song requests from the audience, much to their delight.
Charice further yielded to the audience as she sang covers of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’, Tamia’s ‘Officially Missing You’, Alicia Keys’ ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are’ and many more.
A British Fan by the name of Robert said, “The concert was exciting, it was good to see new talent coming to Doha and she has an amazing talent.”
Meanwhile, a Filipina fan named Lucy said, “She has the most amazing voice. I have never heard anyone sing as well as she can. As Filipinos we are so proud of her and it was amazing to get the chance to see her perform live here in Qatar.”
“It’s quite tricky. It was like listening to a recording because she sang the songs perfectly,” said another Filipino in the audience.
Charice was in Japan for less than a week with a schedule jampacked with appearances and interviews promoting her second album “Infinity”. Her efforts have paid off because as of this writing, Infinity has topped Japan iTunes’ pop chart and is at number 2 on the overall Japan iTunes chart! We give you two of her magazine interviews, which have helped spread the word about our dear Charice. Continue Reading
During her trip to Singapore for a two day performance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Charice also did a one-on-one interview with BBC Worldwide. And after just two weeks, BBC anchor Rico Hizon reveals that the interview will be aired on October 13, 2011, Thursday. That’s just four days away, so Chasters, are you excited?
Rico Hizon also made some photos that were taken during the interview available to the public. Seeing the 9 photos (posted below) gives us an excellent sneak peek for the upcoming interview. Rico Hizon’s captions for each photo are also included (though some have the same captions).
Charice is so articulate and confident and more importantly down to earth!
The BBC World News Interview! She was flawless and intelligent in answering my questions!
Despite her jet lag she was smiling through out our hour long conversation.
She looks great and sings great! Kudos Charice!
She sang for BBC here with her musical director Troy!
She even played the piano for the BBC! She is so talented!
As you have read above, Hizon seems really amazed by Charice’s answers to his questions, her overall attitude, how she looks, and of course, her talent. Everyone would really agree on his observations as Charice does look sensational in the photos. Plus, Charice singing while playing the piano? That’s something big to look forward to!
So check back here again on the 13th or 14th for the video of Charice’s interview with BBC Worldwide.