And so while there are people who get peeved when her fans say that she's better than the original when she sings covers, a significant composer like Henry Krieger does not hesitate at all to say that yes, Charice did better than the original.
InDepth InterView: Henry Krieger Talks LUCKY DUCK, DREAMGIRLS, SIDE SHOW...That's a wonderful compliment from a great composer to a great singer.
Recently, noted composer Henry Krieger was generous enough to take a comprehensive look back at his many accomplishments onstage and onscreen, turning back the pages of time and sharing memories of DREAMGIRLS...
PC: Charice did “Listen” from the DREAMGIRLS film on GLEE to much acclaim last year - she has done this column, as well, actually.
HK: Oh, yeah - I love her! Her version is better than the original.
To it I'll just add that it's not only that Charice sings it better. Even more than this, she has a very, very beautiful voice that sounds rich & deep in whatever song genre. And her performances are always passionate. I think this is a rare combination in singers, especially these days.
Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/InDepth-InterView-Henry-Krieger-Talks-LUCKY-DUCK-DREAMGIRLS-SIDE-SHOW-Revival-More-20120315#ixzz1tO8HUNwN
Listen to Charice singing "Listen" on Glee:
Buy it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/listen-glee-cast-version-single/id392166032