International singing sensation Charice Pempengo returns to her home country to be one of the judge-mentors of ABS-CBN's newest singing-reality competition, The X Factor Philippines.
Charice joins the Concert King Martin Nievera, and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, in searching and training the next singing superstar to hit the local music scene. The 19-year-old singer came a long way from being a runner-up in ABS-CBN’s 2005 singing competition Little Big Star.
Her YouTube video, viewed by more than one million netizens worldwide, catapulted her to international stardom which paved way for her to guest in hit U.S. talk shows Oprah, Ellen, and Good Morning America as well as share a duet with world-renowned music icons Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Josh Groban.
Charice also made her first acting stint on U.S. television via hit musical-drama Glee. She was also part of the David Foster and Friends concert tour by her mentor David Foster and just recently, she performed in various countries with her Infinity world tour. With her experience as a certified international music artist, Charice will find another Pinoy talent who can be the next big star in the music industry.
The X Factor is a world-renowned musical franchise by Simon Cowell that started in the UK. ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to localize the program with KC Concepcion as host. With its grand prize of P4 million, this show is said to offer the biggest prize for a talent search in the history of Philippine TV.
Who is the last judge-mentor to complete the panel, joining Gary, Martin, and Charice in the show? Find out in the next few days as ABS-CBN reveals the last big name in the music industry who will be on the lookout for the next big thing in Philippine singing-reality competition.
The X Factor Philippines will air soon on ABS-CBN.