I’ve never heard of this girl until I read her in one Korean blog last week. I was surprised that there are some Koreans who know more about her than I do. One of her videos has been posted in Daum since early September and had generated a little less than 200 responses so far and more than 130,000 views, with some suggesting that she was lipsynching. After all, that’s what a lot of K-pop artists do. Two or three people responded that they didn’t like her style or the sound of her voice. I guess it’s just hard to believe that a 15 year old (or 13 when the video was shot) could sing as well as she could. (No, I’m not gonna post the link to the video since I know how sensitive some Filipinos could be.)
I’d also read about her appearance in SBS Star King in Pinoyexchange (my favorite Filipino forum). I’ve seen the program once at my in-laws’ house. We don’t have SBS on our TV. Luckily, that appearance is available on youtube. She really wowed the Korean talents and audience in the show. And of course, some netizens blogged of her appearance in the show. She’s just starting her career but with talent as big as hers and with the right guidance, I’m sure she’s got a bright future ahead of her.
(I’ve searched and searched for any news about her in Korean news online but I didn’t find any.)
Charice’s official MySpace account:
Youtube link to Charice’s performance on Star King
Duet with Super Junior’s GyuHyeon