Friday, September 30, 2011

GULF TIMES: Charice, a Vocal Masterclass

From the Gulf Times:
Teen sensation Charice enthrals Doha audience

Fans of teenage singing sensation, Charice Pempengco were treated to a vocal masterclass on Thursday as the Filipina pop star took to the stage at Katara to perform in front of a crowd of around 5,000 people.

The Filipino singer performed a wide variety of different songs, impressing the crowd with renditions of original material, but also reminding her fans of what first got her noticed by performing cover songs as well.

From Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston medleys, the young star performed songs from across genres and generations, providing a clear display of her vocal ability throughout. Charice, a YouTube sensation spotted and championed by Oprah Winfrey, has already achieved massive fame despite her young years, and she has collaborated with numerous stars who have highlighted her remarkable talent.She also featured on the musical hit TV show, Glee, which catapulted her to further fame and helped to increase her already significant fanbase.Thursday’s event was organised by Golden Relations and CEO Bilal Taha was delighted with the success of the concert.

“It was amazing to have an international superstar in Qatar as the first female major artiste in the Katara Hall,” he said, adding “once again it shows that the entertainment scene in Qatar needs such events as the demand is very high here.”

“We were proud to have Charice here and even more to have such a mixed crowd of different nationalities and ages at the event,” he added. Filipina fan, Lucy said that she was delighted to see Charice in concert in Qatar.“She has the most amazing voice. I have never heard anyone sing as well as she can,” she said, adding “as Filipinos we are so proud of her and it was amazing to get the chance to see her perform live here in Qatar.”

“I really hope that we can see her again in Qatar in the future,” she said.British fan, Robert shared similar sentiments about the concert, declaring himself very impressed with the young singer’s voice.

“The concert was exciting, it was good to see new talent coming to Doha and she has an amazing talent,” he told Gulf Times.

Charice already had a huge following in Qatar, but her appearance here is sure to have won her even more fans, who will be hoping to get the chance to see her again in the future.

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