Saturday, January 8, 2011

When You Believe by Charice and Korean Gospel Singer So Hyang

In June 2010, Charice went to South Korea to make a guest appearance in the popular variety show Star King.  This program was indeed instrumental to her rise to fame.  Her very first guesting was uploaded to YouTube by someone with the moniker "False Voice" which was later discovered by popular host Ellen Degeneres.  She was so impressed by what she saw that she invited Charice to come to America and become a guest in her show Ellen.  As they say, the rest is history.

This particular episode showcased not only our very own Charice but another outstanding Asian performer, So Hyang.  Their voices sounded so magnificent together that even the celebrity guests were in awe!  I would like to think that their powerful harmony stems from their differences rather than their similarities.  Although So Hyang looks youthful, she is older than Charice by around 15 years. Tamed by time and empowered by her calling to remain a Christian (Gospel) singer all her life despite numerous studio offers, So Hyang's voice is mellifluous by nature and can reach 3 octaves just like Mariah Carey. On the other hand, Charice's rise to stardom was phenomenal.  Who would have known that out of millions, she would be handpicked by two American icons, Ellen and Oprah, to become the recording star that she is today.

It's a rare chance to see these two gifted artists come together in one show. Bound by their love for singing, Charice and So Hyang gave a powerhouse performance of the hit song When You Believe in this unforgettable episode of Star King.

(Note: Since the uploaded video was banned by SBS, here's a new video featuring So Hyang's performance of You Raise Me Up followed by her duet with Charice.)



Courtesy of mrsimplengtao on YouTube
Star King Video by Glee02S03


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your super sweet comment! I've never been to the Philippines! God bless!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your super sweet comment! I've never been to the Philippines! God bless!

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