9/11 VIDEO UPDATES AND REVIEWS… It’s been a decade since the World Trade Center terrorist attacks happened, and even though the feelings of loss and fear still lingers over Ground Zero, it doesn’t mean we’ll just try to forget it. No matter how you look at it, 9/11 is a historic event that should be remembered for the way that it changed lives. And this year, the NFL opening season games will include multiple tributes to honor the anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers. Charice will headline events in Florida during the
NFL match between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans. She is slated to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at opening and “God Bless America” during the halftime show.
Watch below, with great reviews of her performance…
. Charice performed in front of a packed group to usher in the start of the NFL season on the 10-year anniversary of 9-11. This performance clearly meant a lot to the singer, who even tweeted about her feelings prior to singing for the NFL opener. She said: “Big Day. I need prayers.” Those prayers must have helped because Charice’s voice was flawless as she took on the ‘Star Spangled Banner’, with service members standing by as two jets flew overhead (by roger). It was a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives ten years ago, as well as to honor the US military… incredible performance. >>Story Here Just try to keep from crying during Charice’s TWO 9/11 performances. We Dare You! Let’s just say, she pretty much brought the house down. Although the day itself was enough to draw tears from just about everyone in the country, her beautiful renditions of “God Bless America” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” were so smooth and charicematic, we were rendered speechless. >>Story Here In a reportedly stunning separate performance of the national anthem Sunday, singer Charice afterward tweeted, “Shaking… Crying… One more performance,” ahead of singing “God Bless America,” [..afterward...] “I’m done! Tears of joy,” Charice wrote on Twitter once the NFL game was underway. >>Story Here
Charice is not a stranger to these two songs. She has already performed the United States’ national anthem in a Dodgers’ opening game to much critical acclaim; and for “God Bless America”, she performed this during the Martin Luther King Awards in Washington D.C., one of the pre-inaugural events for President Obama in January, 2009. You can watch these two performances below: “Star Spangled Banner” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WG4IkWqHtg “God Bless America” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJUg3wHoRIY If you want to watch Charice sing live on September 11, 2011, you can buy tickets to the game here. For those who prefer watching in the comfort of their homes, be sure to tune in to CBS at about 12 noon or 1 in the afternoon, EST. Charice will sing “Star Spangled Banner” during the tribute before the start of the game, while she’ll sing “God Bless America” during the half-time break. By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com
If Chaster’s had their own way, they would definitely make May 10 a worldwide holiday. But with world leaders still being Chasters-in-the-closet, the out and proud Chasters did the next best thing – wished Charice a great birthday and made her a cute and touching video. Check out the video in this post: “A Birthday Surprise!”. Read the full story
Past singers who sang the Philippine National Anthem during Manny Pacquiao’s fights have taken flak from the National Historical Institute for their modified versions of “Lupang Hinirang. Charice, who Pacquiao personally picked to sing at his latest match, was spared from those criticisms. The moment news broke out that Charice was the one singing the anthem, it was expected that she will correctly sing the anthem – and Charice delivered. Read the full story
The Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley fight has reached atmospheric heights of buzz and promotion over the weeks, and as we’re nearing May 7, more and more details are released about the fight. Rapper Rick Ross confirmed on Twitter that he’ll be walking Pacquiao to the ring. Ross, aside from being a recording artist, is also known for his feud with 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr., one of Pacquiao’s boxing rivals. Read the full story
Singing the National Anthem has got to be nerve-wracking, but singing it before 100 million viewers in the country’s most highly rated, most viewed television program of the year and perhaps the world, one must have nerves of steel to do so. It’s quite embarassing that Christina Aguilera botched it up in the Superbowl event that is now under way in television screens across America, but she’s certainly not the first who has done so in a high-profile event.
We can always count on Charice to sing her absolute best in a live performance and to prepare with the utmost diligence. Here is my personal favorite of the National Anthem that I have ever heard. Charice was a mere 16 years old when she was invited to sing our country’s national anthem on Opening Day of the LA Dodgers baseball season in 2009. And she did it flawlessly to the surprise of 57,000 avid baseball fans whose collective jaws dropped in gleeful delight and cheers for the young performer.
It gave me goosebumps to hear such a splendid, perfect rendition of our national anthem without the accompanying histrionics that many singers are prone to do. Likewise, Charice also performed a spine-tingling, perfect rendition of God Bless America during one of President Barack Obama’s inaugural events that brought the delighted audience to its feet by song’s end.
In other news, there was a tweet yesterday about Charice performing the National Anthem at a pre-game “NFL Experience” event in Dallas Saturday evening. The rumors have since been confirmed untrue by her manager as Charice is busily rehearsing with her band in LA for her upcoming concert dates in Japan.
Rumors of Charice’s reappearance in the special Glee Superbowl episode to be broadcast immediately after the game are also now generally believed to be untrue due to comments made by creator Ryan Murphy in a recent interview. But we’ll know for sure in just a couple more hours!
This week we get a double dose of Glee as it returns from winter break with TWO episodes, tonight’s special Superbowl episode and Tuesday’s new Valentine episode. The question on everyone’s minds is when oh when is Charice coming back to Glee? It may not be tonight nor Tuesday, but at least we know from the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, that Charice will return in a big way by the end of Glee’s second season. Well instead of wrangling our brains with the unnecessary preoccupation of guessing, let’s just be patient and take Charice’s advice to ‘just wait for it.’
JULY 01 UPDATE – Videos w/ English Subtitles Added
International singing sensation Charice has won the approval of the hard-to-please National Historical Institute (NHI). In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Teddy Atienza, chief of NHI’s Heraldry Section, applauded Charice’s rendition of “Lupang Hinirang” during the inauguration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Read the full story
After a masterful performance at San Remo, Italy’s Ti Lascio Uno Calzone and a series of recording sessions in Los Angeles, California, Charice is now back again in her native homeland. She made another appearance at Ruffa & Ai’s show where she sang a couple of songs. Read the full story
The mother of international singing sensation Charice has criticized the National Historical Institute (NHI) for dragging the name of her daughter into the issue of proper rendition of “Lupang Hinirang.” Read the full story
Balitang Amerika reports on Charice’s singing of the US national anthem at Dodger Stadium in L.A., California. Charice also gives her thoughts on being the one chosen to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” for the opening game. Read the full story
International singing sensation Charice said she will be happy to sing the country’s national anthem in the much anticipated fight between People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and British boxer Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas, United States on May 2. Read the full story