Friday, May 25, 2012

Favorite Charice shot: X Factor Philippines

Favorite Charice shot right now:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Charice photos & videos: X Factor Philippines - Davao Auditions

Updated (27 May 2012) - Below is a playlist of videos uploaded on YouTube:

Many thanks to this series of Charice tweets and photos from Ms Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano (@AngeliPV):

Why was Charice crying?

I feel for Charice. It's bad enough to have a parent die, worse when you've been missing him for so long and then suddenly he's gone in a violent way. I'm just glad the memory of it was brought on by something good and happy, and that the X Factor Philippines judges are becoming like family for her.

Charice now is the same Charice we fell in love with

People change, looks change. But fortunately, Charice now is still the same Charice we fell in love with.

Here's an excerpt of a 2009 article on Charice (emphasis mine):
Charice Pempengco is PHILNEWS.COM Person of the Year for 2009

...Of our seven finalists Charice seems to have truly captured the hearts of the Filipino people. And why not, listening to this young charming seventeen-year-old, one cannot help but be taken in by her charm, and her talent.

One of the first things people notice about Charice is that she is unpretentious. She has no problem letting the world know about her humble beginnings and her struggles growing up in a single-parent household. Unlike local entertainers who immediately put on a fa├žade of sophistication or wealth, this young Filipina with a golden voice has a strong sense of who she is and what she can achieve thus making it unnecessary for her to go out of her way to impress anyone.

Charice is a breath of fresh air for the Philippine entertainment industry. An industry which had initially given her short shrift for looking too "Pinay." It took adoring fans from distant shores to jolt locals into the realization that there was real talent here which they should not ignore.

And yes, we realize that Charice may change, fame and fortune has a way of reshaping even the purest of spirits. But for now, we rejoice in the Charice we have—may she always retain that honesty, that sincerity, that love for her craft, and that truly great singing voice that has made her the overwhelming choice for our Person of the Year.

As a Chaster, a Filipino, a person, I am happy to see that despite the success and fame that Charice has achieved so far, she has indeed retained the beautiful qualities that made us love her when we first "discovered" her: unpretentious, with a strong sense of who she is and what she can achieve, honest, sincere, love for her craft, and a truly great singing voice.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Charice (Tsares) videos: X Factor Philippines auditions (Cebu)

I just really enjoyed watching these videos. Charice is naturally funny and she makes people happy with her amazing voice, even when done out of fun, and by just being herself.

According to a tweet by @jamie34peters:
(Charice pretending to be a contestant) Charice began singing "Kailangan Kita"...
Watch video below as uploaded by :

And then the dialogue below followed:
Mr. Gary V.: Ahh.. sandali ah..what's ur name?
Charice as Tsares: Ano po..Tsares!
Gary V.: Tsares?!.. (talking to Martin & Pilita Coralles)
Charice as Tsares: Dii..Please po Ser! say Yes!..
Gary V. I'm not sure ah..I'm not sure...uhmmm
Charice as Tsares: Please po!
Martin Nievera: i know you're a Foster Child..but uhmmm..
Charice as Tsares: Apo..
Martin Nievera: (laughing) YESSSSSS!!! (Audience Screaming)
Charice as Tsares: Thank You po. Thank you po.
Gary V.: Basta ako naniniwala ako na you can become a representative of the Philippines, cause you have the X-Factor. The world deserves to see you.
Charice as Tsares: Thank You po Kuya Gare..Thank You po...Yeheyyy! Tsares!!..Yehey!...Tita Pilita Please say Yes!..Please po, say Yes!.No? Yes? No?...
Pilita Corrales: Yeessssssssssssss!! *screaming*
Charice as a Judge: sa lahat po ng nasa pagkakataong ito si Tsares na po ang nanalo..Thank You..
Below is another video from the same uploader. Charice sings "Louder", ballad-style:

Congrats, TSARES!

Playlist of X Factor Philippines - Manila auditions: