All you need to know is that New Directions lost and Charice’s Vocal Adrenaline won. But of course, knowing the moments that lead to this result is part of the fun. So here’s a short recap of Glee’s season 2 finale:
One main reason for the defeat of New Directions is, obviously, their lack of preparation. The episode starts off with them chilling in Times Square while they still have two songs to write and choreograph for the competition. Will, instead of coaching them through the song-making process, lies to the club and visits “CrossRhodes: The April Rhodes Story” in Broadway, where a guard catches Will singing on stage.
For inspiration, the glee club explores the streets of New York City with a lot of singing and a lot of choreography. One amazing musical number is the mash-up of “New York, New York” and “I Love New York”. It’s back to songwriting again for the members but the boys convince Finn to take Rachel out on a date. While Rachel and Finn are out on their “work date”, they meet Patti Lupone, Rachel’s idol. Finchel is looking really sweet so right on cue, the New Direction guys serenades them with “Bella Notte”. But the date doesn’t end well when Rachel rejects Finn’s kiss.
The next morning, Kurt and Rachel have breakfast at Tiffany’s and they talk about their New York dreams and how Finn could possibly hold back Rachel. One thing leads to another, and suddenly, they’re on the stage of “Wicked” where they’re given a chance to sing on stage for a couple of minutes by the kind-hearted usher.
Will almost decides to leave the glee club but a meeting with Dustin Goolsby changes that. On the day of Nationals, Rachel finds Sunshine Corazon throwing up because of nervousness. Rachel comforts her and convinces her to continue with Vocal Adrenaline’s number. Sunshine brought the house down with “As Long As You’re There”, while the rest of her club danced in the background.
New Direction’s numbers, “Pretending” and “Light Up the World” were both good but their chance of winning was hurt when Rachel and Finn shared an unplanned kiss on stage. In the end, New Directions didn’t even crack the top 10, while the Sunshine-powered Vocal Adrenaline came out on top.
Sunshine Corazon was a trending topic on Twitter for hours after the Glee finale aired. ,While others were critiquing the style of her clothes and physical appearance, almost everyone agreed that her performance of the difficult “As Long As You’re There” was amazing.
Kelly also promoted the song through Twitter: “GLEE FANS! the season finale is here! i wrote “AS LONG AS YOUR THERE”-original song sung by Charice (SunshineCorazon)-its on iTunes! Go BUY!”
Lots of Glee fans and Chasters are speculating wether Charice will return on Glee’s third season. Despite the fans’ disappointment about the 3-episode appearance of Charice, everything ends on a high note with “As Long As You’re There”. And just remember the impact Charice had on Glee’s season debut with “Listen” and “Telephone”, and also “All By Myself”, you could definitely say that Glee helped Charice, and that Charice also helped Glee.
So Chasters, do you want Charice to be in Glee’s Season 3?
What is it about Charice and standing ovations? At the 8th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards on February 8, she once again had the audience on their feet. Charice was invited to perform at this year’s award ceremony, which is organized annually by Woman’s Day magazine to celebrate those who have made major contributions in the fight against heart disease. Read the full story
There are still three weeks to go before Christmas but Charice has been doing the yule-tide circuit with aplomb over the last week. So much so, in fact, that it would be hard to believe if not everyone in the US had managed to catch a performance of hers yet. Read the full story
AUGUST 9 UPDATE – New York video added and twitpics.
It was a beautiful summer weekend for the 2010 KTU Beatstock Summer Dance Concert. The music was incredible, the weather was perfect, all who attended had a FUNtabulous time! Held in New Jersey on Aug 7 and New York on Aug 8, Beatstock ’10 is 2 days of performances from your favorite dance artists, including Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Taio Cruz, Kelly Rowland, Kat Deluna, Charice, Kim Sozzi, AnnaGrace and many more! Read the full story
Charice was in New York City yesterday, making the rounds of interviews with magazine biggies. Yesterday, she visited Seventeen (circulation: monthly, 2.3 million), Rollingstone (circulation: bi-weekly, 1.4 million), and US Weekly (circulation: weekly, 1.8 million) and performed Beyonce’s “HALO,” exclusively for the staffers there.
The editorial staff was so enchanted by Charice’s sweet voice that they let the fans know via twitter: Read the full story
She stands barely 5 feet tall and won’t be legal for another four years. But when 17-year-old pop singer Charice opens her mouth, out pours a voice as burly and sure as Whitney Houston’s in her “I Will Always Love You” prime.
That surprise twist made this teen singer from the Philippines a YouTube phenom throughout Asia last year and, more recently, led to appearances on “Ellen” and even “Oprah.” Read the full story
And the winners are…. jimfan, jsc, lantaoislands, begoodenblues… anyone else? What a special treat to attend a PRIVATE SHOWCASE. With the upcoming release of Charice’s new album, a private showcase is designed to “showcase” your musical talents and songs to industry representatives, media, and record promoters who are key players in creating buzz for your album. Read the full story
Last Saturday, November 14, Charice performed in New York for the Black Tie Gala 37th Annual Promise Ball to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF International is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. Read the full story
Charice mania has spread from Korea to Ellen DeGeneres to U.S. of A and to the world. Now, its aroma is brewing and you can smell it in the air of New York City.
Her YouTube success has made her a household name though she doesn’t have an original song to back it up yet she just puts a virus on you through her infectious-warm-riff activated voice and you’ll be part of the new solid fans CHARICE PEMPEHOLICS OR CHARICEMANIACS. Whether Filipinos, Koreans, Italians and Americans, they were instant recruits. Her Star King appearance which was posted by CoolSmurf in YouTube has been visited one million seven hundred plus (1,700, xxx). Her DeGeneres appearance which was posted by Nythawk23 is hit 502,000 and counting.
A producer/composer/mixing engineer and also a Grammy member, Archie Dairocas viewed her through a “word of mouth” by fellow Filipinos was tempted to submit a song for her then his world is now transformed into a Charice Pempengco addiction mania. He posted a video titled “CHARICE PEMPENGCO FUTURE #1 SONG” (part 1&2) two weeks ago and due to the mania in the world his YouTube video got 3,100 hits only in 12 days and counting. The video was also viewed by EMI, USA then got archived at CHARCICEMANIA.COM for awhile and now you can read the reactions and comments of people all around the world.