VIDEO: Charice Pempengco on CNN, asks Oprah to be her godmother

International news channel CNN featured singer Charice Pempengco, reports abs-cbnNews.com. Pempengco was interviewed by reporter Shannon Cook in a feature entitled "4'9" with a towering voice."


Charice Pempengco being interviewed by CNN's Shannon Cook.


Pempengco sat down with Cook and told her about how she first wanted to be a dancer but discovered that she could sing at age four.   "My first song was 'My Heart Will Go On.' Then my mom discovered me singing on top of the table," Charice told Cook.

Pempengco told CNN that her self-titled debut album reflects the "new me." She is currently promoting the album in the United States, which she launched on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on May 11, a day after her 18th birthday.

When asked about Oprah Winfrey saying she is "the most talented girl in the world," Charice said: "Sincerely I can't believe it. Until now, I'm shaking. I'm just so thankful to her, to all the people who helped me. To my idol Celine Dion, she told me that we have [many] things in common. To think that she said that, I was like, 'Oh my God!' [I'm] just starting and she is a legendary singer."

Pempengco who is set to have her joint baptism and confirmation with younger brother Carl this week also invited American host Oprah Winfrey to be one of their godparents. Charice and Carl will be baptized as Catholics in an undisclosed location on Saturday, May 22, reports abs-cbnNews.com. However, Winfrey has not confirmed if she would be able to attend the event.

The siblings will have 24 pairs of godparents which includes ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III and president Charo Santos-Concio, broadcaster Karen Davila, Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino, as well as entertainment writers Ricky Lo and Jobert Sucaldito.

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