Charice Will Sing for U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama

Posted by JED on Sunday, January 18, 2009 , under , , | comments (9)

Pinoy singing sensation Charice is set to perform two songs to Barack Obama before he is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Today, January 18, the young singing sensation will perform during the pre-inaugural ball to be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. The actual inauguration of Obama is scheduled to take place at Washington D.C. on January 20.

Charice left the Philippines last Friday, January 16, to prepare for the historic event. Obama's staff requested Charice to sing "God Bless America" and "One Moment in Time," a song originally recorded by Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics.

In a previous interview with Star Patroller Mario Dumaual, Charice pointed out, "Dati kumanta ako kay President Arroyo, ngayon kay President Obama naman. Iba po 'yong feeling na isa na namang Filipina ang makakapag-perform internationally."

If she is given the chance to talk with Obama, Charice will most likely tell the first African-American President of the US: "Just wanna say thank you for making this dream come true. This is not only an honor for me, not only for me, but also for the Philippines. Thank you."

Oprah Winfrey, an ardent supporter of Obama's presidential campaign, reportedly lobbied to have Charice included in the pre-inaugural ball. In her eponymous talk show, the female TV host called the Pinay singer as the "the most talented girl in the world" during an episode dubbed as "The World's Smartest Kids."

After performing in the pre-inaugural ball, Charice is scheduled to stay in the United States for almost three months to record her first international debut album to be produced by record producer and composer David Foster.

In the meantime, she is promoting Foster's latest CD-DVD Hitman: David Foster & Friends since she is one of several performers included in the album. Other performers were Kenny G., Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.

I Love Betty La Fea Welcomes Its New Casts Pops Fernandez and Karylle

Aside from Jericho Rosales who will play as Aldo, isang butihing lalaking inampon ng mayaman ngunit muling naulila at pinamanahan ng real state business, I Love Betty La Fea welcomes its new cast members Pops Fernandez and Karylle.

Pops will play as Paulina, ang certified party phile socialite na hindi na sosyal dahil poor na ang family niya. Pero nagpipilit pa ring maging class dahil hindi niya kayang maging mahirap.

At dahil magkatulad sila ng ugali, si Paulina at Daniela magiging BFF (Best Friends Forever). Si Paulina gustong mabawing muli ang nawalang yaman ng pamilya. Si Daniela naman gustong pabagsakin ang Ecomoda. Ngunit isa lang ang hadlang sa kanila...ang Betty-ful na si Betty.

While Karylle will play as Olivia, kapatid ni Paulina. 'Di tulad ni Paulina kuntento na sa kung anong meron siya basta't syang umiibig at iniibig.

Paano kaya maapektuhan sina Armando at Betty sa pagdating nila?

Paano magbabago ang mga buhay at pag-iibigan nila?

Find out the answers on I Love Betty La Fea, weeknights after TV Patrol at ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

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