Monday, March 30, 2009

You Tube Sensations

I have not heard about You Tube until last year. I was not an internet fanatic.

Filipinos have been trying to make their mark in the Hollywood movie and music industry for a long time. You Tube has been a good way to publicize different talents. Two Filipinos already made their mark and now they have been tagged as You Tube Sensations. One of them is Arnel Pineda, now the band "Journey" main vocals. They are known for the song "Open Arms" which have been revived by several artists like Mariah Carey.

Another You Tube sensation is Charice Pempengco. She is just 16 years old and starting to make a mark in the Hollywood Music Industry. I remember her joining a singing contest on TV but she lost due to very low text votes. Eventually someone discovered her by the name of False Voice and posted her videos online. Now, she's on her way to STARDOM! I have attached a video of her first visit to the US by an invite from none other than Ellen De Generes. Appearances in Oprah, The White House, and other shows in Hollywood followed.



madz said...

She was so lucky to have such a nice voice.

Wilmaryad B. O'Scallas said...

Charice has an incomparable voice! I just hope she will sing because she enjoys it, not because she simply can or need to (remember how she said she had first started singing in contests to help her mom financially?)

I have, recently, realized that Asian voices have unique textures. Anggun from Indonesia is another example.

Good luck to Charice and nice blog you have :)