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Charice Pempengco and Oprah Winfrey

Updated on July 17, 2011

Who is Charice?

Charice Pempenco was born on May 10, 1993 in Cabuyao, Laguna in the Philippines, so her age is 16. She is fondly called by her friends as “Cha”.

She joined a contest of ABS-CBN entitled as "Little Big Stars" last 2005, Charice didn't won the said contest (it was Sam Concepcion who grabbed the championship) she only cam in third but eversince she's having a nice time in youtube where she was discovered and eventually raised her to fame.

Charice - Note to God Video on Oprah Show

There is no stopping 16-year-old Charice Pempengco from becoming a global singing sensation. From Korea to the US to London, Charice has returned to the United States as guest in the highest-rating talk show Oprah, hosted by media superstar Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah's producers discovered this talented teen after logging in to youtube. and with more than 13 million viewers watching her perform songs made famous by artist like Celine Dion and Beyonce.

After accepting the invitation from Oprah, in May 2008, Charice flew 15 hours to showcase her talent on The Oprah Show and she stole the show with her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing".


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