Young singer Charice among performers whose careers aided by 'David Foster & Friends'Continue reading
Thanks to David Foster, Las Vegas has marked the growth of young singer Charice like marks on a kitchen-wall height chart. She agrees with that, as long as we're being metaphorical.
"The height is still the same in real life," the petite 19-year-old says with a giggle.
But Charice (Pempengo) has been part of the producer's "David Foster & Friends" since the inaugural arena show taped for PBS and video release in 2008, one she darn near stole from Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.
"I was really scared," she admits of singing "I Will Always Love You" that night, even though she already was a YouTube sensation who had performed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "I wasn't expecting any of it. It's kind of a fairy tale story.
"I feel like I was like, 40, and now I'm back to 15," Charice says of reaching beyond producer Foster's adult-contemporary base, with a recurring role on "Glee" and pop collaborations with Bruno Mars and Nick Jonas.
"I had the opportunity to reach more teenagers because of 'Glee.' I don't feel like people just talk about the voice anymore," she says.
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Charice with her band and the CEO of Golden Relations.