Charice Pempengco's dream of becoming a singer began halfway around the world in the filippines. When Charice was just 4 years old, her mom discovered her talent for the first time. "She thought the radio was playing," Charice says. "She went to the living room, and Charice entered a singing contest. "Some people were saying that I'm not good enough and I'm not pretty," she says. "I just wanted to prove that they're wrong."
When Charice first decided to enter competitions, her mother was working 16 hours a day, six days a week at a garment factory. Charice signed up for more than 80 contests to help support her family. "I really wanted to help my Mom," she says. After years of struggling financially, even being homeless, Charice has been able to use her contest winnings to help her mother pay for an apartment in a nice neighborhood.
When Charice appeared on Oprah on May 12th 2008, Oprah was so impressed and touched by this then 14 year old’s performance that she reached out to call the legendary David Foster and told him he needed to do something for her. The wheels began turning very quickly for little Charice. This little girl had no idea of what was about to happen to her, but in a short-term all of her dreams are coming true at a rapid pace. If you haven’t already heard Charice sing, you must. She has a voice that could compete with Whitney, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and all of the top singers of the world and she is only 16 years old. She also already sang with Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Oh and don’t let me forget to mention she was discovered on YouTube. Just think without the internet, the world would have never found this treasure.
Nowadays the doors to international fame has been opened to Charice.
One of the things I love most about Charice is that no matter what obstacles she’s faced in her life, she never gave up on her dream of something better.
In the video below you can see Charice singing her new song ''Note to God''
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