The long wait is over!
Charice made her debut appearance on the second season of the hit comedy-musical series Glee, which premiered today, September 22, on cable channels ETC and Jack TV.
The 18-year-old Filipino international singing sensation is one of the three new cast members introduced on the pilot episode of Glee Season 2—the others were Chord Overstreet (as Sam Evan) and Dot-Marie Jones (as football coach Shannon Beastie).
Charice plays Sunshine Corazon, who was described by the show's lead character Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele) as "a foreign exchange student named Sunshine Corazon because you're from the Philippines where it's sunny every day!"
Charice first appeared on the show while the members of the McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, performed their version of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" to attract new recruits.
Then, Rachel approached Sunshine—who was wearing a pair of nerdy eyeglasses, a red blouse under a vest and denim short while carrying a Hello Kitty backpack—in the ladies room to encourage her to join the glee club. However, when she heard Sunshine sing Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone," Rachel immediately recognized her as competition.
Later on, Rachel was convinced by fellow glee club members Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) that they need a new member who can help them beat rival group Vocal Adrenalin. But Rachel gave a fake address to the young foreign exchange student leading her to a crack house where, Sunshine said, "they stole my sheet music and used it as a toilet paper."
When Coach William Schuester (Matthew Morrison) found out about it, he made Rachel realize that they need Sunshine in the group. So, Rachel finally invited Sunshine to a real audition.
At the auditorium, Charice made every New Directions members' jaw drop while singing Beyonce's "Listen" from the Broadway play and movie Dreamgirls.
Unfortunately, the New Directions was too late. Charice was recruited by rival group Vocal Adrenaline.
"YOU MADE US PROUD, CHARICE." The former Little Big Star third-placer did not disappoint her followers in making a name not only in the Philippines but also abroad.
She already gave the nation an honor when she was able to show off her talent in Korea, Italy, London, and, of course, in the United States, where she appeared in several popular TV shows, including Oprah and Ellen.
Now, Charice made many Filipinos proud again because of her inclusion in the second season of Glee, considered as one of the most popular TV series in the world.
In the microblogging site Twitter, many Pinoys, including celebrities, congratulated Charice.
Here are some of them: