On February 12th, a Chaster named “Amsterdam” re-uploaded a video on Youtube where Charice was singing the so-called Bodyguard Medley (I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You) accompanied by Mr. David Foster on the piano.
Amsterdam’s video description:
No copyright infringement. This video belong to the right owner. Please visit the original uploader (CHAMU Chaster’s from Canada). Take note that Charice is crying because this is the last tour concert with her friends. This is only a fan made for Whitney Houston and Charice. Youtube link Whitney Houston [ RIP ] from 17 yo – Charice in tears , 2009 concert
Original Video from Chariceweekly:
Actually nothing unusual, Chasters have been uploading, re-uploading, editing videos of Charice, we’ve seen them all. But of course this was a very touching performance that made a big impact even to a long-time fan like me: Schoen’s Blog. Because I don’t think it’s easy to sing while trying to hold back her tears at the same time. So emotions just poured out of this very tiny body.
As Amsterdam was paying tribute to Whitney using this video on Youtube, one site caught it and featured it as “Female Cover Of The Week: 17-Year-Old “Charice Pempengco” From The Philippines Does Whitney Houston Tribute & She Did That!” Site link: World Star Hip Hop.
That was February 13th, so far so good, nothing special….yet…. until this:
Since Chasters love to vote – there’s even a poll going on: Who Sang it Better? So Chasters if you want to vote, visit the site.
Chasters have then started twitting and re-twitting the video and the rest is history. She was 17 years old that time way back in 2009. Judging by the positive reactions and comments to the video, it is very clear than people have been touched or amazed or even just enjoyed watching and listening to her.
Photo courtesy of Chamu
Charice could really give justice to a Whitney Houston song. Of course, Chasters need not be convinced how talented she was when she was younger and still is at this stage where she learned how to use and control her voice to her advantage. Contrary to other negative twits about Charice using Whitney’s death to push her career now, just letting them know, inform yourself first. It’s not her fault at all if news are being written about her on this.
Note: A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites, social media and email.Wikipedia
Reports have surfaced that the movie “The Bodyguard” is to be remade and producers are looking for a young diva to take the lead female role – Charice perhaps?
Warner Bros have announced that they have already appointed producers – Dan Lin (Terminator Salvation) and Mark Bauch – for a modernized version of the 19-year-old flick. They have also appointed newcomers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer as writers, who together wrote last year’s release “Family Getaway.” 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.’
Charice will appear in the July, 2010, issue of Popstar! magazine, which is one of the most popular teen celebrity magazines today for girls ages 10-16 who love getting to know everything there is to know about their celebrity idols. It’s a favorite that truly resonates with young readers through very positive, upbeat editorials covering their favorite stars. Popstar! is available on newsstands nationwide. It has an audience of 1.9 million. Read the full story
Next to Christmas and New Year’s Day, undoubtedly the most important event in the year’s social calendar is Valentine’s Day. Dedicated to the human emotion of love, the milestone is celebrated with various special activities intended to cement the bond of love and affection among lovers, families and friends. Read the full story
Your Showbiz Sista and Abang bring you the low down of the run down that was the Singapore Idol grand finale.
7.50pm. We arrive at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and we’re greeted by two people carrying boxes of light sticks. “Are you a Sylvia or Sezairi fan?” asks the lady, who tells me that if I’m a Sylvia supporter, I get a pink light stick, if I’m a Sezairi fan I get a cyan one. Read the full story
Sorry, chasters, no video for this event apparently. But here’s a review which has a brief, but glowing, comment about Charice’s performance (which probably doesn’t surprise any of us, right). Click on the link for pictures of the event. Read the full story
WHITNEY HOUSTON’s comeback has been given a huge boost – her latest single has been written by hitmaker DIANE WARREN. Warren, who has penned blockbuster hits for Aerosmith, Celine Dion and Read the full story
Internet sensation Charice Pempengco, the little 16-year-old Filipino girl with the very big voice, says nearly all her dreams have come true, save one – she’s dying to sing a duet with Whitney Houston. Read the full story
David Foster and Charice Pempengco – Whitney was last seen here at a Planet Hollywood-sponsored boxing championship fight, which also brought out Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. Read the full story
Celine Dion stands out in David Foster’s new book, Hit Man, as his favourite artist to work with, but there is one artist who was so difficult that Foster says he’ll never do it again “for no amount of money.” Read the full story
Forget Star Records (a recording company based in the Philippines), this girl is headed for international stardom. Charice just announced in an interview yesterday with ABS-CBN that she is heading back to New York, USA sometime in January 2008 to meet with a record producer and composer. The identity of the record producer is still top secret but there are speculations going around that it is Clive Davis who is coincidently is also based in New York.
Clive Jay Davis is an American record producer and a leading music industry executive. From 1967-72 he was the President of Columbia Records, was the founder and president of Artista Records in the late 1970s through 2000 until founding J. Records, Currently Davis is the Chairman and CEO of the RCA Music Group, Chairman and CEO of J Records, and Chairman and CEO of BMG North America. Davis is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.