Filipina singer Charice joins 'Glee'
By Nabilah Hamid | June 22, 2010 7:03 PM EST
Rising Filipina pop star Charice Pempengco, who is making waves internationally with her song 'Pyramid' featuring Iyaz, will officially join the cast of the musical dramedy, 'Glee'.
Her representative, Grace Mendoza, confirms the news. "Yes, it's true, Charice will soon join 'Glee'", said Mendoza.
Pempengco is set to be a part of the season 2 cast which will start somewhere towards the end of the year. According to Entertainment Weekly, the 18-year-old singer will play a foreign exchange student with massive vocal chops who will give Rachel Berry, the show's lead character played to a T by Lea Michele, some much-needed, and much-deserved, competition.
She also announced the news on her verified Twitter account: "It's official. I'm on Glee (next season) but story behind it. When [the rumour] came out, it wasn't true. But then after that; I tried to audition. And [I] made it!!! Let's Party!!!!"
Pempengco was obviously referring to premature rumours that surfaced last month indicating that she would join the cast but the singer and her mother Raquel were quick to deny those reports.
The 5-feet-tall Pempengco gained attention when a video of her in a singing contest made its rounds on YouTube. She was then invited to be a guest singer on a South Korean talent show called 'Star King', where she then performed the Dreamgirls' hit, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'.
Later, television hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey invited the little girl with the big voice to sing on their respective shows where the rest, they say, is history.
Her international debut album, entitled 'Charice', was released in May this year and debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 album charts. This makes her the first Asian and only Filipino to reach the top 10.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- NFL Recap - Week 4: Green Bay Packers 38, Chicago Bears 17 [PHOTOS]
- Derek Jeter With The New York Yankees Through The Years [IN PICTURES]
- Photos Of George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin, They Get Married Again On Monday [Slideshow]
- Taylor Swift's Famous Ex-Boyfriends: From Harry Styles To Joe Jonas [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 1, 2014: Hope Reveals Something To Wyatt And Katie Almost Loses A Loved One [WATCH VIDEO]
- 'The Bachelor Australia' Season 2 Preview: Someone Drops The L Bomb, Marriage Proposal In Season Finale
- “American Horror Story” Season 4 Spoilers: Emma Roberts' Maggie And Evan Peters’ Jimmy Darling To Be In A Romantic Relationship
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5: Human Flesh Burgers Unveiled To Celebrate TWD’s New Season
- George Clooney Divorced Talia Balsam Years Before Getting Married to Amal Alamuddin: Know About Clooney's Ex Wife
- 3 Signs Nexus 6, 8 Release Date Nears: Leaked Pics, KitKat Factory Image & Android L Details Emerge
- Apple iPhone 6 vs. OnePlus One: With Invitation-Only Model Rested, OnePlus One Can Be A Real Threat To iPhone 6
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Available Through O2 For £380, Other Carriers To Follow Soon
- ISIS Supporters are Walking Among the Many in the United States – Report
- New Windows OS Is Not Windows 9, Microsoft To Launch Windows 10 As New OS Build
- ISIS Receives Food, Ammunition Due To Mistake Of Iraqi Pilots
- Airstrikes Against ISIS Has Claimed Innocent Lives In Syria, Dubbed ‘Ineffective’ By Jihadi Fighters, US Military To Ask For More Spending Money