Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom/Getty Images – 2CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 24: Platinum-selling, international recording sensation Charice sings “The Star Spangled Banner” before the 2013 Civil Rights Game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
“Charice’s chilling performance!”
By Luigene Yanoria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom
It only took a chilling performance to reintroduce the pitch-perfect Charice to Americans after her controversial coming out as lesbian last May.
In her August 24 gig at the MLB (Major League Baseball) Beacon Awards, Charice wowed the crowd at the jampacked, 40,000 seater -US Cellular Field in Chicago with her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem.
In a video posted by user HerculeanBreed on YouTube, Americans seemingly couldn’t help but clap even before Charice finished singing their anthem.
“America loves you, Charice. Please stay here in the U.S. Your voice is a gift to the world not just the Philippines,” one comment said.The annual MLB Awards honors three civil rights pioneers in the United States—Beacon of Life Award, Beacon of Change Award and Beacon of Hope Award.
Philippine Star’s Ricky Lo wrote that the international singing sensation also performed “A Change is Gonna Come” at a tribute luncheon for Aretha Franklin.
Charice’s series of performances in the US erased doubts that America may not fully embrace the petite singer.
Booked until December
The “Star” also reported that according to Charice’s business manager Glenn Aldueza , the singer will hold a solo concert in Berlin with the Russian Orchestra.
Another international album with a still unidentified Grammy-winning writer-producer has been lined up for recording in London in October.
Charice is also reportedly booked for international commitments until December.
Meanwhile, “Power of Two,” Charice’s concert with Aiza Seguerra is set on September 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.