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Fresh from Oscars after Party success, Charice to enthrall Dubai

Fresh from her performance for US President Barrack Obama and the Oscars after Party, Charice Pempengco performs full length for the Filipino Community in the UAE.

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 19:24 February 19, 2009
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Fresh from her performance for US President Barrack Obama and the Oscars after Party, Charice Pempengco performs full length for the Filipino Community in the UAE.

Charice started it out as a runner-up in ABS-CBN's "Little Big Star". Her performances were then later posted on You Tube by a fan and The Ellen Degenres show picked the clip and flew her to Hollywood. Then there was Oprah.

As Oprah Winfrey put it when Charice performed on her show in May 2008: "You are a force to be reckoned with. That voice comes from something bigger than yourself. You're pulling it up out of some place deeper than your little body."

Indeed anytime this diva-in-the-making performs, she stuns audiences not only with her goose bump-inducing voice, but with the emotion behind it, a power rarely heard in one so young.

A few weeks after appearing on Oprah, Charice performed two songs at a live concert tribute to legendary producer David Foster at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The star-studded event, entitled "David Foster and Friends," also featured performances by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Katherine McPhee, and Josh Groban, who told the assembled press that Charice has "one of the most beautiful voices I've heard in a long time."

From performing to big events in Hollywood and the Oscars after party, she now comes to Dubai to perform to thousands of her country's heroes, the overseas Filipino workers.

Along with her are equally talented Kyla, and rock bands Rivermaya and Parokya ni Edgar.

Performing also on the event are homegrown Filipino talents in the UAE.

The event will be held on March 12, 2009 at Dubai Zabeel Park gate number 1 and 3. Gates will be opened at 4 pm, while show starts at 9 pm.

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