Charice joins the cast of “Glee”!

Filipina singing sensation Charice

I’m excited! After a premature announcement and official denial a few weeks go, it’s now official: Charice is joining the cast of Glee next season! She’ll play a foreign exchange student who will serve as a rival to Lea Michele‘s character, Rachel.

As Charice tweeted yesterday:

It’s official. I’m on Glee (next season) but story behind it. When rumor came out, it wasn’t true. But then after that, I tried to audition. And i made it!!! Let’s Party!!!

When I found out the news late last night, I tweeted directly to Charice:

I’m so happy for you, Charice! Being on Glee will awaken millions to your talent. Hope you’re ready for takeoff!

I am indeed very happy for Charice because her performances on Glee will expose her to millions of new fans. I can’t imagine a better way to get the word out!

By the way, how’s this for cool: The tweet that I fired off at 3 AM was featured hours later on Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN), a Philippine entertainment news show hosted by  Boy Abunda, the country’s King of Talk:

Here’s the two-minute video of the SNN segment (my tweet is at 1:19). The following translation is provided by  Charice fan aims_me2x:

Boy Abunda: Friends, here’s another one. She is just unstoppable. The youngest international superstar Charice is the first choice for a role in the hit musical, Glee. It all started with rumors, but now it has been confirmed!

Voiceover: It has been confirmed that Charice will be part of the cast of the famous U.S. television series, Glee. Charice’s rise to fame is certainly unstoppable. From the ascent of her single, Pyramid in the Billboard Charts to her guestings in different foreign shows like the American talk show Regis & Kelly, Charice will soon join another famous show in American television.

A few weeks ago, it was first announced that Charice will be part of the U.S. television series, Glee. According to Charice, it wasn’t true at that time. But just today, Charice confirmed the news in her Twitter account. We quote, “It’s official. I’m on Glee.” Charice added that after the rumor first spread that she was part of the cast of Glee, Charice auditioned. Charice then shared the good news; quote, “I tried to audition. And I made it!!! Let’s Party!!!”

According to reports on websites, Charice will play a foreign exchange student that will serve as a rival to one of the leading characters on Glee named Rachel.

After Charice’s confirmation, the news immediately spread and Charice even made it as the fifth worldwide trending topic in Twitter. Even other celebrities, like Filipino pride Leah Salonga, were proud of this wonderful opportunity for Charice. Charice thanked everyone that was happy for her recent achievement; quote, “Thank you all for the beautiful messages. I love you all.”

Charice is set to return to the Philippines in the coming days, just in time to sing the National Anthem for President-elect Noynoy Aquino’s Inauguration on June 30.

Boy Abunda: I am so proud. She’s my goddaughter; she’s also Oprah’s goddaugher; Ricky Lo and Kris’s goddaugher. We are her godparents.

You know, there was an initial denial about this issue in Glee. I suspect that they were afraid . . . No, not really afraid. But I think the American management of Charice was afraid that the news here in the Philippines may have preempted and/or spoiled whatever negotiations was happening. The good news now is that it’s confirmed. Congratulations, Charice!

Congratulations, Charice! You are indeed an unstoppable force!

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Click here to view all my posts about Charice.


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8 Responses to “Charice joins the cast of “Glee”!”

  1. nequi Says:

    hi Phil!

    i was as excited as her other fans after learning she’s finally part of Glee! I continue to pray for her and what she’s missioned to do in her life. I believe that Charice has a special mission in today’s world. We all have. Hers is just a worldwide thing: to become a positive influence specially to young people. And for her to accomplish it if she would need others to continue praying that she’d be successful at that. A tough mission to do but with those who believe in her God given talent to pray with and for her, she will be able to do it. What an exciting time indeed!

    God bless u Phil!

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Well said, nequi! Pray on!

  3. Jessica86s Says:

    Thank you for the notice Phil. Thank you also for your tweet which ABS CBN picked up. And most of all, thank you for keeping tab on Charice and may I say, being a “chaster”. You know I’m really sorry I missed you that time you were on the “Fan Talk” radio program. I tried to hurry home but just didn’t make it. But I enjoyed listening to the interview after. I responded to that specific show on its blog post on Charicemania and expressed how bad I felt missing that interview of yours. Anyway, I’m very happy about this development in Charice’s career and I can see she’s really working her butt off. Her team I can say know their marbles too and I believe they are professionals and masters in this field. I’m so happy that Charice has all this support and especially from distinguised fans like yourself. Thank you again.

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Jessica86s! Yes,Charice has been blessed form day one with extraordinarily talented professionals who have her best interests in mind. That kind of support and guidance is invaluable!

  5. mel Says:

    I’m so excited that Charice will be a part of Glee. I especially love the Glee’s episode wherein thay sang a medley of Journey’s songs.

    Charice featuring Iyaz’ Pyramid is currently my ringback tune.
    I love the song!

    Thanks Phil for your continous and unstoppable support of my fellow Filipina, Charice.

    Belated happy father’s day to you!

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Yes, I’ve been visualizing Charice’s first appearance on Glee, Melanie. Nobody gives her a second look and then she opens her mouth and jaws drop! Cannot wait!

    I love Pyramid too. Great, great song!

    Thank you for the kind wishes, my beloved friend!

  7. deemortiz Says:

    Oh boy, isn’t this special. this will cap, very early, a very succesfull year. Can’t wait what’s in store for her next year. I’m so happy for Rachel and her…iha, congatz.

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    It is indeed special, deemoritz. I predict a big ratings surge as Charice fans from all over the world tune in!

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