Most Filipinos I know can sing very well, But none of them has a voice as big and a body frame as small as Charice Pempengco.
Apparently this 15-year old girl who found her stardom on youtube just
taped a segment on Oprah’s show earlier this week. Charice also made an
appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show late last year and performed two songs. I saw this clip
of her singing “And I Tell You I’m Not Going” and her voice simply blew
me away. She has the voice of Whitney but the body of Britney (when
Britney was 15 that is. She is probably thrice the size of Charice
With a voice like that, it seems the sky’s the limit for Charice
since not many female singers in Asia can sing like that. She should
consider following the footsteps of another Filipino Lea Salonga
and perform on broadway.Can you imagine if Charice were to play “Kim”
in Miss Saigon? Her thunderous voice would probably snap the cables
that hang the chopper and send the 3000 lbs machine hurling onto the
rice paddy field they created on stage. That would be a sight to
Charice’s segment on Oprah will air on May 12. I am setting my tivo
to tape this for sure. I love a girl with a big voice and a guy with a
big… ah, never mind!
5/12 Update: Charice’s performance on Oprah can be seen here.