Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Her videos have garnered more than 15 million hits. She has performed and gained standing ovations in South Korea,
United States of America, the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, and Canada.
In December 2007, Charice flew to the United States for the first time after having been personally invited by Ellen Degeneres to perform on her show. She sang Whitney Houston’s I WillAlways Love You and her popular cover of And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.
In May 2008, Charice guested on The Oprah Winfrey Show in their World’s Smartest Kids episode. She sang Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing. In the same month, Charice was introduced to the international concert arena by David Foster in his tribute concert, David Foster and Friends, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. On September 13, 2008 she once again performed with
David Foster in the David Foster & Friends Charity Gala & Concert at Winspeare Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On September 09, 2008, Charice once again guested on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the Dreams Come True episode. Oprah referred to her as The Most Talented Girl in the World. She sang Celine
Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, with David Foster on piano. Oprah went on to surprise her with an appearance by Celine Dion via satellite, inviting her to sing a special duet at the Madison Square Garden as part of her Taking Chances world tour.
On September 15 2008, Charice met with Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden in New York to perform a duet of Because You Loved Me. They dedicated the song to Charice’s mother. Her peformance with Celine got rave reviews in major newspapers namely The New York Post and The New York Times. The duet was eventually featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show on September 19,
1 And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going
02 It Can Only Get Better
03 I Will Always Love You
04 Born To Love You Forever
05 I Have Nothing
07 And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going [Minus One]
08 It Can Only Get Better [Minus One]
09 I Will Always Love You [Minus One]
10 Born To Love You Forever [Minus One]
11 I Have Nothing [Minus One]
12 Mama [Minus One]