Sunday, October 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines- International singing sensation Charice received several standing ovations from her fellow Filipinos during the highly successful “David Foster and Friends Live in Manila” concert on Saturday.

“Binigyan ako ng standing ovation sa buong performance, sa lahat-lahat ng kinanta ko last night, sobrang kakaiba ‘yong feeling,” Charice told ABS-CBN News in an interview on Sunday.

More than 10,000 fans trooped to the Araneta Coliseum to witness the once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Filipino singer together with international stars Natalie Cole, the Canadian Tenors, Peter Cetera, and American Idol’s Ruben Studdard.

The YouTube sensation wowed the crowd after rendering powerful and pitch-perfect Celine Dion’s “Power of Love," “To Love You More,” and “All by Myself.”

Charice also performed her chart-topping song “Pyramid.” She also sang songs from the movie “The Bodyguard” where she was most applauded.

“Thank you so much sa lahat ng Filipinos na pumunta. Sobrang successful noong concert at super na-amaze si Sir David sa crowd,” said Charice.

“Journey” lead singer Arnel Pineda, Randy Santiago and Pilita Corrales were reportedly spotted in the audience.

According to an article posted in her fan site, Foster even invited Pineda to sing on stage. Santiago and Corrales were also given a chance by Foster to perform for half a minute.

Cetera sang "You're the Inspiration," "If You Leave Me Now," and "Glory of Love." Cole performed "Hallelujah" and "The Prayer," while Studdard sang "I Swear."

'It's a 10'

Legendary songwriter Foster, meantime, expressed his awe for the remarkable support of Filipino fans, making his concert a major sold-out.

The Candian musician described his Manila experience as fantastic and memorable, giving it a highest rating of 10.

“I had the great time, it’s fantastic. In the scale of 1-10, it’s 10,” said Foster.

“David Foster and Friends” Asian tour will next invade Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore from October 25 to 30.

Foster, meantime, announced that he is coming back to Manila next year to search for more talented Filipinos.


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