“Mayroon po akong guesting sa Oprah. Tapos na po akong kumanta para sa isa pong episode ng Oprah,” confirms Charice Pempengco when asked about her reported appearance in the highest-rating American talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.
There is no stopping 14-year-old Charice Pempengco from becoming a global singing sensation. From Korea to the U.S. to London, Charice has returned to the United States as guest in the highest-rating talk show Oprah, hosted by media superstar Oprah Winfrey.
Based on the show’s teaser for May, this particular episode of Oprah will feature children with stunning talents, including Philippine’s very own Charice.
Charice confirmed this in an interview with ABS-CBN News. “Mayroon po akong guesting sa Oprah. Tapos na po akong kumanta para sa isa pong episode ng Oprah,” she said. Other than that, she refused to divulge any details about her guest appearance.
The young singer just came from London for her guest appearance in the British talk show titled Paul O’Grady Show last Tuesday, April 8. The format of the show is like that of David Letterman and Jay Leno. Charice once again belted her signature song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the musical Dreamgirls, and once again, the 15-year-old singer mesmerized the audience with her powerful voice.
EXPLORING THE WORLD. Before she gained audience worldwide, Charice first became popular over the Internet through the video-sharing site YouTube. A registered user of the site uploaded videos of her performances in Little Big Star, a singing competition in ABS-CBN where she finished runner-up to winner Sam Concepcion. This led her to have a recording stint for Ten Songs Production, a record company and Extensive Talent Management based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Shortly after that, Charice got her taste of fame abroad when South Korea’s talent show Star King invited her to perform in their program. She wowed the audience even the televiewers when she performed high-pitch songs like “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
Then, the young Filipina singer was featured twice in E!’s “The Daily Ten.” First, a headline for her said, “A Star is Born,” while the second feature included her in the “Hollywood Royalty” segment with the title “A Queen is Born.”
This was followed by an invitation to appear on the American talk show Ellen, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. And before the 2007 ended, Charice impressed the American audience when she perfomed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on the said show. With this, she got a standing ovation from the audience including its Emmy Award-winning host.
The young singing sensation continues to be known abroad. In fact, after Charice’s guest appearance in Ellen, DeGeneres remarked, “I got chills! It’s something sitting next to that [Charice’s performance], you could just smell the star on her. You could just smell it!”
Charice’s was also asked to comeback in Star King for being voted as the favorite foreign performer. On her second appearance, Charice wowed the Koreans once with her rendition of “I Will Survive.”
Charice’s first Star King performance was also featured in other shows around the globe, including France.
Philippine Entertainment Portal