Charice Pempengco, 16, a young singer from the Philippines made it to the international stardom. She'd been to a lot of world class shows around the world. Performed her greatest talent -- her unveiling singing prowess. Her appearance in Oprah was a dream come true.
Once again, she's invited to appear in the show. Oprah featured Charice' background for the whole world to see. We all know that Oprah is good with fulfilling one's dream and that's her gift for this young girl, Charice.
This happens rare for a singer from a third world country to be singing with Celine Dion. Yes, she made it at the Madison Square. Celine and Charice sang the hit song "Because you loved me".
Celine introduced Charice to the crowd with this...
"They actually told me about an incredible young singer that she [Oprah Winfrey] discovered awhile back. You know, if you watch Oprah last week, you know all about her. This young lady's name is Charice. I'm so excited. She's 16 years old and she's from the Philippines.
"Let me tell you, she has a voice that can literally blow the roof of Madison Square Garden and she just might. But the real story is how Charice and her mom escape the terrifying experience and had to leave Charice's violent father.
"You know, to start a life of their own. Charice vowed to save her mom from life of desperation and despair. You know, through prayers and dreams and God-given talent, an incredible voice, Charice entered every singing contest in her native country and eventually noticed by such influential people.
"You know, a show in Oprah and Oprah wanted to take her and took her under her wings. Then, the David Foster joined her. I had the chance to see Charice perform one of my songs on Oprah last week. I have a little bit of difficulty to talk right now because I met Charice, and I'm so emotional... So I'm searching and looking for my words...trying to control my emotion.
"I invited her to come here tonight to sing with me. Where are you sweetheart? There she is, come down, Sweetie."
Watch September 18 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show as it will be shown.
Posted by StaLira at 9/19/2008 10:02:00 PM