USA Today calls Charice "the little girl with the big voice"

Two days before the second season premiere of Glee, USA Today featured the show’s guest star Charice Pempengco, calling her "the little girl with the big voice." The article detailed the young Filipina’s rise to stardom, from starting to compete in local singing contests at seven years old to performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007. "Charice boarded a plane to Hollywood, and she has been flying high ever since."

The 18-year-old singing sensation "faces an unusual challenge," USA Today wrote. "While singing the songs of divas like Whitney Houston and Jennifer Holliday has earned her plenty of grown-up fans, Charice hopes to attract a younger crowd... But whether she makes it in America or not, she’s confident that her Filipino fans will support her."

The second season of Glee premieres September 21 (US time) on Fox and September 22 (Philippine time) on ETC. Click here to watch Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) try to persuade Sunshine Corazon (Charice) to join glee club. ("Listen Sunshine, we need chorus members. People to stand behind me and stare at me with wet, moved eyes while I sing solos.")

 

Audio: Charice sings "Telephone" with Lea Michele.

Audio: Charice sings "Listen."

 

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