Friday, May 23, 2008

A Star Is Born

Way back May 10, 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Charice Pempengco were very happy to have their first offspring delivered. They were blessed with a baby girl, and was baptized in the name of Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco(Charice real name). The real world of this young diva had started, her mom have witnessed the development of Charice´s talent in singing which is undeniably inherited from her. The fact that Charice´s mom is a talented singer. The distinction of being a diva was obvious, back to her early childhood.

Charice has practiced very hard to enhance her singing talent more exuberantly as she passes through her pace of life. As gifted with a powerful, soulful voice, dancing talent and overall stage present, Charice is well on her way of achieving her highest dreams. She had brought home the bacon, in most of her singing contest. The audience was wowed by her jaw-dropping rendition of the songs she sang. This proves her strong potential in singing. She continued joining different singing contest, and as usual the young diva bagged the title. Charice´s biggest challenge was when she entered showbiz industry, armed with her powerful voice. She joined Little Big Star Season 1, hosted by the pop princess Ms. Sarah Geronemo. Charice was not able to make it at first, she was kicked off. But she was picked up for the second time as wild card. She competed very well and gave her best performance on the show. Evidently, she always got the highest score from the judges. In the latter part of the contest, the text votes she garnered from the viewers were not enough to make her win. As a game, there´s a winner and a loser. She ends up third runner up on the grand finals. Her journey doesn´t end there; she had TV appearances on ABS-CBN and gigs around. She kept on pursuing her dreams; many projects were given to her. The luck comes along Charice´s way.

The FalseVoice channel of YouTube posted her LBS performance; "I Will Always Love You" of Whitney Houston´s hit on the digital world. Many viewers were attracted to the video. It was well delivered, and the viewers thought it was lip synching. No wonder Charice had the powerful, unbelievable vocals. Another face-off video between Charice and Bianca Ryan, America´s Got Talent winner, became popular. It brought her to the attention of Ten Songs Production, a recording company based in Sweden.

Favorite Type of Music:
Pop, Ballad & R´nB
Favorite Artists:
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey & Sarah Gernonimo
Favorite Album:
All Singles Album of Whitney Houston
Favorite Love Song:
One more time by Lani Misalucha

In June 2007, she flew to Stockholm and recorded seven songs. Three cover songs were mentioned; includes Whitney Houston´s "I Will Always Love You," Kate Bush´s "Running Up That Hill," and "Stay" of Shakespeare Sisters. The album also comprises originals songs, "Amazing," "All the Money in the World," "it Can Only Get Better," and "Born to Love You Forever." No further information about when it will be released. After few months, Charice´s own rendition of Dreamgirls anthem, "And I Am Telling You I´m Not Going" was released by the FalseVoice in the cyber world. A broadcasting System in Seoul, South Korea was impressed.

In October 2007, she was invited to perform on a talent show called Star King from one of the biggest television network on Korea. The audience was so much impressed by her jaw-dropping rendition of "And I Am Telling You I´m Not Going". Many viewers posted her Star King performance on YouTube, which leads her to American Television. Charice´s Star King performance was featured on E!´s The Daily Ten TV network. Star King performance with the headline "A Star Is Born", featured on November 14, 2007 brought her to be crowned as "Queen of the Week" on the Hollywood Royalty segment, at that time with the headline "A Queen Is Born" on November 16, 2007. The Ellen DeGeneres show then featured her Star King performace on its November 28, 2007 episode. Because of Charice´s magnificent way of singing, she made DeGeneres do a standing ovation. This young diva was personally invited by Ms. DeGeneres to perform on the show.

On December 19, 2007, Charice rendered "And I Am Telling You I´m Not Going" and "I Will Always Love You" on Ellen DeGeneres show. This young diva was warmly accepted, because of her talent. This made Charice the name of every Filipino household, and across the globe. The diva of different races. The proud of Filipino people. This young diva would continue to soar high, and proved that she has the power of a star.

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