Biyernes, Pebrero 20, 2009

CHARICE PEMPENGCO - a small girl making a big leap!

Charice Pempengco was relatively unknown outside of the Philippines before FalseVoice of YouTube started posting her videos on his channel which then earned her an invitation to record some songs in Sweden in June 2007 and eventually a guest appearance on a talent show in Korea called “Star King” in October of the same year. Since then, a lot of YouTubers uploaded her performance on that show. In late November Ellen DeGeneres saw the clip and featured it on her show and then personally called Charice to invite her to perform on her show.

Charice's immigration attorney, Michael Gurfinkel, and her United States Attorney, Ed Shapiro, from Grubman, Indursky and Shire, as well as many others had to work very hard to acquire her visa on such short notice, but they made it happen and Charice appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and for the first time on American Television on 12/19/07.

Charice appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Monday - May 12, 2008. The episode was entitled "World's Smartest Kids" and featured 10 gifted children in their specific field. Charice was the only guest who sang. Charice sang Whitney Houston's - "I Have Nothing".

She dazzled the audience, and Oprah as well with her jaw dropping powerful voice! After the performance Charice was honored with yet another prolonged standing ovation from the audience, as Oprah looked in almost disbelief of Charice's incredible performance. Oprah embraced Charice with hugs and showered her with compliments, at the same time Charice was a bit overwhelmed and got a little teary eyed.