International singer Charice still feels “overwhelmed” by the reaction of people to her revelation about her sexuality.
“Nao-overwhelm po ako sa saya. Hindi ko ine-expect ‘yon,” Charice told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media invited to the launch ng OMG Philippines Awards 2013. The launch was held last June 4 at the Urban Bar and Resto, Bonifacio Global City.
Although there were a lot of people who showed their support for the young singer, Charice is aware that not everyone is pleased by her decision to come out of the closet. Still, the international singing sensation hopes that they will still respect her decision.
“Sana kung ano po ‘yong na-feel ko ngayon, ‘yon din ang ma-feel ng ibang tao, na gustung-gusto ko na ‘yong ganito.”
After coming out, Charice will most likely change the type of music that she will performing in the future.
“We’re gonna move on. We’re gonna do more pop and R&B,” said the young singer who used to be known for her power ballads.
She also mentioned that her current record label, Warner Music Japan, also welcomes her “coming out” because it will be easier for them to do their marketing strategy for her future projects.
The 21-year-old singer revealed, “Basta ang sabi po nila sa akin, at least sa pagka-come out ko, sabi nila sa akin, ‘At least ngayon alam na namin. At least ngayon, hindi na kami nalilito.’
“Alam na namin kung papaano ako ima-market.
“Ngayon, mas malinaw. Malinaw na malinaw na po sa kanila.”
Although she has signed up with a foreign record label, Charice said that she will be staying in the Philippines for now.
“Ngayon medyo mag-i-stay pa po ako sa Philippines kasi nami-miss ko na mag-perform.
“Nami-miss ko na po mag-perform in front of my Filipino fans,” said the 21-year-old singer.