The powerhouse young vocalist has a powerhouse team for her debut album which include Grammy award-winning Diane Warren (writer of monster hits like I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Unbreak My Heart, Because You Love Me and How Do I Live), the legendary David Foster (album producer of Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, etc.) and the most influential woman Oprah Winfrey.
On the May 18 (Monday) episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Charice perfomred her first US single entitled “A Note to God.” She was teary eyed as she belted out the last part of the song amid cheers and applause from the audience. It also brought Oprah to tears.
Charice was accompanied by an orchestra and a choir with David Foster playing on the piano. Some critics compared the performance to an American Idol finale where the audience are having goosebumps while listening to the song. Even before Charice hit the final note, the audience were already in standing ovation.
Oprah could only utter “wow” while Diane Warren described Charice‘s performance as “amazing” and “beautiful.”
David Foster, on the other hand, said: “In my world, this only happens two to three times probably in my lifetime. And I work with a lot of people. So, this is one of those two to three moments… she just sings so beautifully.”
Video Link: Charice – A Note to God – The Oprah Winfrey Show