I got goose bumps when I watched this video of Charice Pempengco performing her first international single, Note To God ,on Oprah. I couldn’t help it when my tears just ran down my face till the end of the song and saw how the audience and Oprah herself gave her a standing ovation. Her voice is amazingly strong and powerful. She is lucky to have given the priviledge to record this song of Diane Warren, one of the world’s most prominent composers (There You’ll Be, Because You Loved Me, Unbreak My Heart, and more).
It’s always a delight when I hear news about Charice and the fact that she’s a Filipina who have come a long way in her career as a singer outside Philippines makes me even more prouder. Barely two years ago, I heard about a Filipina who was doing a demo-recording for a music company in Stockholm. I didn’t realize then that it was her until I saw her on Oprah for the first time performing Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. Then everything has changed for her after she did a duet with the big time singers in the world such as Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and David Foster. Soon she will appear in her first Hollywood film as one of the casts of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Imagine how great that is for Charice and the Filipino people.
**Should the author of the video stop the embed link, here’s the direct link instead: Charice Performs Note To God on Oprah**
**Charice’ Note To God single is available on iTunes.