Hindi napigilan ni Ogie Alcasid ang maging emosyunal sa magandang nangyari kay Katchry Jewel Golbin, ang blind Pinay na umabot sa semifinals ng France Got Talent.
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Personal na kilala ni Ogie at ng kanyang misis na si Regine Velasquez si Katchry, na kilala ngayon bilang Alienette.
Walong taon na ang nakararaan, naging judge si Ogie ng Pinoy Idol ng GMA Network, kung saan nag-audition si Katchry.
Noon pa lang, humanga na raw si Ogie kay Katchry, na napaka-“magical” daw ng boses. Kagaya ng kung paano napahanga ni Katchry ang mga hurado ng France Got Talent.
Ayon kay Ogie, muntik na palang hindi makarating si Katchry sa France dahil hindi naaprubahan ang visa nito.
Si Ogie rin ang tumulong na mabigyan ito ng visa, sa pamamagitan ng Kapuso star na si Solenn Heussaff at ama nito.
Proud na proud si Ogie sa achievement ngayon ni Katchry.
Narito ang Facebook post ni Ogie kunsaan naka-link din ang naging audition piece ni Katchry, ang French version ng “I Dreamed A Dream” mula sa hit musical na Les Miserables:
“I met this young talent called Katchry (Alienette) around 8 years ago when I was a judge of Pinoy Idol (Philippine Version of American Idol) on GMA.
“I instantly became a fan as soon as I heard her voice.
“She was blind and had to be helped to go up onstage and find her spot.
“But every time she sang, it was simply magical. At least it was for me.
“I had hopes that she would make it. But she didn't.
“I tried to make her audition in other contests but she really never made it to the finals.
“Two years ago, my wife and I prayed with her that one day she will be heard.
“Finally, a big break arrived.
“A few weeks ago, I got a text from her mother that someone saw her sing a French song on YouTube and was asked if she was interested to audition for France Got Talent.
“The only problem was that she was not granted a visa.
“I sought the help of good friend Solenn Marie Heussaff and her father and after a few days was given one.
“Here is the audition video. She made it to the semifinals.
“I am so proud of you Katchry. So proud.”