Internet singing sensation Charice Pempengco received two
standing ovations from the audience of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that happened
The 14-year-old Little Big Star finalist showed off
her singing talent that wowed the American audience including the Emmy
Award-winning host Ellen DeGeneres.
It was late November when Ellen announced on her show that
she wanted this teenager singer from the Philippines—who sang in a televised talent contest in Korea titled Star King that hit the video-sharing
site YouTube—to guest on Ellen. When she learned about Ellen's wish,
Charice said, "Nagulat po ako, parang napaisip ako, ‘Wow! Pang-international!'"
Indeed she looked like an international star when she sang Dreamgirls
original soundtrack "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." After this, Charice hugged Ellen while in
"You're amazing! You're amazing!" Ellen gushed. She continued, "We just witnessed the
beginning of this girl's career that we're gonna go, 'I was there, I saw her.'
She is unbelieveable."
And then, Charice got a second standing ovation when she
performed Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." In fact, in YouTube, one user commented, "That's the same voice
as Whitney Houston."
As for the bonus surprise, Ellen gave Charice an iPod Touch
to replace Charice's iPod, which was lost during her flight to the United
With all the warm welcome and praises that she got for her
guest appearance in The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Charice was left speechless
and could only say, "Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Thank you very much."