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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 12: The Finale!


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The eleventh episode took us from a concert in Allentown to another concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – but not before having a short side-trip to a radio station for a live interview. Charice is known for loving radio interviews because she “always has so much fun with the DJs”. KISS FM DJ Mike Miller looked like he had fun as well asking Charice about traveling all over the world and the kind of music that she does. The love for Charice didn’t stop in that radio booth that day because the audience at Hardware Bar was one amazing crowd. With them singing along and cheering, Charice easily got into the zone an delivered another exciting and memorable performance.

The Finale

Our calendars have already changed from 2010 to 2011 during the whole run of this incredible series. And the days of looking forward to every Wednesday and Friday are about to end, as this episode is already the series finale of “30 Days With Charice”.

Day 30 is aptly titled “The End of the Beginning”, which marks Charice’s transition from being a newbie in the music business to being an adolescent, perhaps? But for sure, those string of performances, interviews, and promotions have already baptized her into a world where everything is just going to get bigger than anything we’ve seen Charice do in the past twelve episodes. And what better thing to do on this day than feed some tigers! Every artist needs to take a break from being on the road and performing, and more so for Charice because, as Tommy Page, VP of Top 40 Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, said: “at the end of the day she’s still a kid” and “we try to make her feel fun and comfortable”. But being the born-performer that she is, her tiredness from travelling and touring goes away the moment that she starts singing and seeing all the people who’re watching.

For some, success and fame may bring negative traits to the surface like egotism and greed. But David Foster sees Charice differently, “Contrary to what you might think about what happens to people when they start getting success, I believe she’s somebody that will stay humble; and I believe she’s somebody that’ll keep singing whether there’s success or not.”

Both Iyaz and Marc Johnston, Charice’s manager, have seen something very special in her. Iyaz reveals how he’s become protective of her, who he considers as his little sister. Johnston even said how “there’s more talent in that girl than you can describe.” He also believes how film and television is going to be a big part of her music career, “it’s her destiny, I think.”

Charice describes her current stardom as something that should not be thought of surely. She takes it one step at a time, and is currently being thankful for the “achievements of my single and my album, that landed on Billboard at No. 8.” But there’s a fighter inside Charice, and she won’t settle for anything less if she can still do better, “It’s all good for me, but I’m just hoping for more.”

Being Asian can indeed be a hindrance for achieving international stardom and gaining a wide fan base in America, but Charice has already proven that it’s not impossible. And as a perfect ending to the series, Charice expresses how thankful she is for the support she’s got from the likes of Oprah, David Foster, Ellen, and of course, the Chasters all over the world. “Because of their love and support, I feel like they’re my family.”

As her thirty day press tour winds down, Charice takes time out for some fun at Six Flags where she feeds tigers with her brother, Carl. She’s still a kid, after all! Charice reflects back on the past month’s adventures and looks ahead to the promising future in store.

Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 1 – Meet Charice at her 18th Birthday Party
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 2 – QVC Performance
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 3 – NYC Interview Tear-Jerker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 4 – Wango Tango From Stage to Studio
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 5 – Charice Takes Japan
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 6 – Home Sweet Home
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 7 – Let’s Get Spiritual
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 8 – Farewell, Philippines!
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 9 – Charice is a Schoolhouse Rocker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, EP 10 – So What’s Up With Charice and Iyaz…
Previously: 30 Day with Charice, EP 11 – Charice Experiences Technical Difficulties

What’s Next?

“30 Days With Charice” officially ends with this episode but Charice’s career is just starting to skyrocket and this won’t be the last that we see of her, that’s for sure. Teen.com already has every Chaster excited with this statement: “And stay tuned—30 Days With Charice may be over, but we may not be done with Charice just yet!” Will Teen.com air another series about Charice? What do you want it to be about? Tell us by leaving a comment below.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 11: Charice Experiences Some Technical Difficulties


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

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The tenth episode showed us what it‘s like to work with Charice off-stage – and it seems very fun! Still on the road to promote her international debut album, Charice makes a stop in Allentown, Pennsylvania to perform in the Mayfair concert. After doing sound check, she hits the mall with Iyaz for some shopping. Read the full story

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best Fan Talk Radio Episodes


Without doubt, the launch of the online radio show Charice Fan Talk has been a major success, giving Chasters all over the world the opportunity to listen to and join in discussions on and about their favorite artist. Hosted by DJ Drake and Eve, the show visits all of the issues that surround Charice and her career, keeping everyone informed with up-to-date info. Read the full story

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 8: Farewell, Philippines!


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The seventh episode continued to show us how blessed Charice is. We witnessed Charice being baptized into the Catholic faith which was covered by almost all of the Philippine media. Bigwigs from the local entertainment scene were also in attendance. Her solo concert was also mobbed by avid fans! The Filipino fans were tremendously proud to see Charice, one of their own, succeed overseas. Even with all these fawning and adoration, Charice is still her humble self and is simply delighted in being able to perform in front of the adoring audience. It certainly seems that for the Filipinos, Charice is at the height of success.

Farewell, Philippines!

This episode continues to give us an exclusive peek into Charice’s homecoming. Not forgetting her modest background, Charice celebrates her 18th birthday with underprivileged children. She described the experience as “so much fun” that it erased any signs of jetlag. For Charice, it is of utmost importance that she gives back as she wants the children to know that she cares for them. Charice sang songs for them as well as gave gifts – she wanted to make the less fortunate children know that they’re also special.

After the heartwarming celebration, Charice takes us behind the scenes of ASAP XV, a very popular musical variety show in the Philippines. In the green room, Charice is getting prepared for her performance of the David Foster-written “In This Song.” We can see how excited and pumped up Charice is!

Interspersed with shots of avid fans highly anticipating the performance, Tommy Page, VP of Top 40 Reprise Records, commented that Charice has “a great international base” leading her to be “one of the first Asian singers to really make it in the Western world.” He added that with other Asian countries supporting her, Charice is serving as the role model to other Asian talents.

As Charice gets on stage to perform, we see how down-to-earth she really is – there was not a single diva-like complaint. We even see her chugging down a big bottle of water, taking deep breaths in between. Charice also marvels at the fact that there’s nothing like singing her own songs and having the audience sing with her.

Many say that they get goose bumps when they hear Charice sing, this performance was no exception. Charice tells us her secret when singing ballad songs; she learned from her mother that in order to connect with the people, she is to sing as if she’s talking to the audience. This way, she says, the audience could feel it. Marc Johnston, her manager, asserts that no one in this world can do what Charice is able to do, “there’s nothing like watching Charice in a live performance.” He tells us that this is what makes Charice unique and entertaining. She is even described as a “completely well-rounded international artist” – certainly, this whole episode is a testament to that.

Charice continues her trip in the Philippines and shows us where it all began!

Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 1 – Meet Charice at her 18th Birthday Party
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 2 – QVC Performance
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 3 – NYC Interview Tear-Jerker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 4 – Wango Tango From Stage to Studio
Previously:30 Days With Charice, Ep. 5 – Charice Takes Japan
Previously:30 Days With Charice, Ep. 6 – Home Sweet Home
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 7 – Let’s Get Spiritual

What’s Next?

It is farewell to the Philippines and back to the States for globetrotting Charice. We get an exclusive peek at her concert at St. Basil Academy in Pennsylvania with her good friend, Iyaz!  We get to see the very fun and wild concert next Wednesday in the ninth episode of “30 Days With Charice” at Teen.com.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 6: Home Sweet Home


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

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The fifth episode brought us to Tokyo and we got to witness how Charice impressed the Japanese media with her amazing voice and strong presence. After a flawless “In This Song” performance, the cameras shifted backstage where Charice met one-on-one with the who’s who of print, radio, Read the full story

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 4: Wango Tango


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

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The third episode got us all teary-eyed and inspired with Charice’s life story and her uphill battle to worldwide recognition. Read the full story

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 3: NYC Interviews


“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The second episode brought us behind the scenes of Charice’s live performance on QVC. It was the day of her debut album release, and in just 30 minutes, her album got huge sales already. Read the full story

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Charice Fan Talk: Special Guest Marc Johnston Talks Promo Campaign


Last night’s show featured America’s Got Talent quarter-finalist, Thia Megia. Tonight (Saturday, May 15), we have a special guest, and a great opportunity for our listeners to ask their questions about Charice. Marc Johnston, Charice’s business manager, will be joining us on a special 30-minute show at 3:00 pm Pacific Time (Los Angeles). Listen LIVE >>> right here Read the full story

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A Message from Charice’s Manager Marc Johnston and Legendary Producer David Foster


Dear Chasters,

Thanks for your constant support for Charice.  She has the best fans in the world and we love you for that.  As you know, Charice has just launched her first single, Note To God, and our goal is to make this a global hit!  Read the full story

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