Charice wows crowds at Katara
DOHA: International singing sensation and Glee star Charice had thousands of her fans sing, sway and cheer during a short yet spectacular concert at the Katara on Thursday night.
The teen pop star who was the first female singer to feature in a musical show at the country’s Cultural Village, amazingly showed lustre and power on stage despite the fact she just came from a series of shows in Singapore days ago.
As expected, Charice’s show was a showcase of pure talent with a mixture of musical genres showing the versatility of the singer’s voice.
“It was a really amazing and awesome show. She is now making it big on her own,” said Bilal Taha, CEO of Golden Relations, organisers of the show, adding the show was special as Charice sang some of her new songs which were not yet released.
As a fitting opening for the show, Charice sang ‘Louder’ a dance track from her upcoming album to be released this month in Japan. She followed it up with ‘Pyramid’, her most famous song to date which has dominated the airwaves even here in Qatar.
There was no big song for the pint-size singer who during the show performed covers of hit songs by Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Adele and Bruno Mars.
She performed the songs in her own unique style giving the audience an impression as if listening to the songs for the first time.
But delighting the audience even more was when Charice sang lines from songs by other artistes as requested by the audience.
“It’s quite tricky. It was like listening to a recording because she sang the songs perfectly,” said a Filipino in the audience.
She also displayed her dance skills making her a total performer particularly when she presented a Michael Jackson medley.
Other songs she covered included Crazy In Love, Rolling in the Deep, Telephone, I’m Officially Missing You, I Will Always Love You, If I Ain’t Got You, Just the Way You Are, Price Tag, Billy Jean and The Way You Make Me Feel.
Her original songs in the repertoire are One Day, The Truth Is, I Love You and Before It Explodes. The audience was a mixture of various nationalities, which according to Taha shows the singer’s worldwide appeal.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Charice Qatar Concert: "A Showcase of Pure Talent"
From The Peninsula Qatar