Posts Tagged ‘Ellen DeGeneres’

Greyson Michael Chance Goes Super Nova

May 13, 2010




Greyson Michael Chance

Meet twelve-year-old Gresyon Michael Chance, a sixth-grader at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma. Greyson’s recent performance of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi at Edmond’s Sixth Grade Festival, a district-wide talent show, immediately catapulted him into the national spotlight and netted him an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Let’s see, let me check my list of Future Teen Singing Sensations . . . yep, there’s Greyson’s name right at the top!


Speaking of Ellen, here is Greyson’s May 13, 2010 (more…)

Proof That Animals Can Strategize!

February 14, 2009

If you think that dogs can’t reason and think strategically, (more…)

The Soaring Spirit of Charice Pempengco

December 10, 2008

PYRAMID

Charice’s March 2010 music video for Pyramid, written by David Jassy and Lyrica Anderson, also features R&B singer Iyaz.


Click here to buy Charice’s debut album, which went on sale May 11, 2010, a day after her eighteenth birthday!

Here's the cover for Charice's debut album, which dropped May 11, 2010!


And here is the official music video for Pyramid.


Following Charice’s success with Pyramid, Billboard.com posted a three-minute interview with her on July 1, 2010.


A FORCE OF NATURE

One night, when our daughter, Erin, was seven, Kate and I tucked her into bed. Kate had rushed upstairs to say goodnight during a commercial break from a show she was watching. After a couple minutes, Kate could hear her show coming back on so when Erin asked her for a lullaby, Kate suggested, “Have Daddy sing you one instead.” With that, she hurried downstairs. Erin looked at me, eyes pleading, and said, “Please don’t sing me a lullaby, Daddy.”

Yes, I was often reminded that I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it. But I have long envied people who can sing well. I often wondered what it must be like to be singing on stage and getting so lost in the music and your performance that the experience becomes nothing short of transcendental. What an incredible feeling that must be! Indeed, friends of mine who sing professionally confirm that it’s a feeling like no other.

I know, we all have our own talents, and I feel quite blessed to have mine, but still . . .

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The once-in-a-generation voice of Charice Pempengco

I just wanted to give you a little background about why I am so impressed with Filipino Charice Pempengco, who was sixteen years old when I first encountered her. What a gift to be able to express such a great talent at such a young age. I love the way she pours her entire soul into her performance and sings with such power and authenticity, such joy and abandon. Ah, if only we all could express our unique gifts so magnificently!

Charice represents the kind of world we all pray for when we close our eyes and dare to dream. That may sound like an enormous and unreasonable burden to place on the shoulders of a sixteen-year-old girl, but ultimately, it is not how she shows up in the world that matters so much, it is how her joyous spirit touches us, lifts us up, makes us believe in not only her goodness but our own. Charice is far more than just a teenage girl, she is a force of nature. Her mere presence in this world blesses us and makes us strong.

Interview magazine once said about virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell that his playing “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” You can add Charice to that list.

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Charice—My Interview With FalseVoice

December 10, 2008

Ever wonder how Charice got discovered? Here is the equation that answers that question:

FalseVoice + YouTube = Stardom for Charice!

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Charice and FalseVoice


FalseVoice, a twenty-three-year-old registered nurse, whose real name is Dave,  lives in Bacoor in the Philippine province of Cavite, thirty kilometers south of Manila. I began our interview by asking Dave why he chose the name FalseVoice.

False voice is a (more…)