David Foster To Write For Charice?
This article from Ricky Lo's column via PhilStar:
Will David Foster build up Charice?
Reader Mike C. Hokson called my attention to an Internet report which mentions famous composer David Foster in the same breath with Charice Pempengco, the ABS-CBN Little Big Star search fourth runner-up who, as Funfare reported in a “scoop” yesterday, has just appeared as guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ self-titled show (specially requested by Ellen herself).
Here’s an excerpt from that Internet report (about Celine Dion’s winding up her stint in Las Vegas):
Grammy-winning composer/producer David Foster offered an opinion on a future candidate to help fill Celibne’s void in Las Vegas: “Michael Buble,” said Foster, who signed up the Canadian crooner in 2000.
Pointing toward the entrance of the Colosseum, Foster said, “I think Buble could do it.” He was escorting 15-year-old Filipino sensation, Charice Pempengo, who is appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ show on Tuesday (Dec. 18, US time).
I’m sure people who know who David Foster is will react to that good news with a “Wow, wow, wow!”
For the sake of the uninformed, Foster (with whom I did a phone interview a few years ago) has worked with the likes of The Bee Gees; John Lennon; Michael Buble; Clay Aiken; Josh Groban; Katharine McPhee; Celine Dion; Barbra Sreisand; Kenny Rogers; Faith Hill; The Corrs; George Harrison; Ronnie Hawkins; Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire; Chaka Khan; Filippa Giordano; Laura Pausini; Whitney Houston; Michael Jackson; Brandy; Luis Miguel; Fred Norris; Richard Marx; Mariah Carey; Destiny’s Child; Vanessa Williams; Anne Murray; Olivia Newton-John; Andrea Bocelli; Deborah Blando; Lisa Marie Presley; Lara Fabian; Dolly Parton; Julio Iglesias; Gordon Lightfoot; Madonna; All-4-One; Ricardo Montaner; Al Jarreau; Kenny Loggins; Natalie Cole; Yolanda Adams; The Tubes; Peter Cetera; and many others.
How soon will Charice Pempengco join that honor roll?
Soon, let’s hope even as we keep four fingers crossed.