I was actually thrilled seeing this Pinay performing on international shows. Felt myself prouder as a Pinoy.
But only for a while.
It turns out Charise Pempengco is not a versatile singer after all. That's according to an off-tuned, non-singer, a critic who failed on Music 1 in elementary: Me.
Yes, she can belt out like any other singers. Yes, she can sing other singers' songs. Only that. Nothing more. I even questioned myself if she could do other acts other than I Have Nothing or that song from a play/movie, because everytime I see her on TV or youtube, it's the same Whitney songs she sang over and over again.
Her singing bores me to death despite the shrilly voice she's got. Damn!
I was more impressed with Ai-Ai delas Alas' performance with Regine Velasquez! Now that's a great performance. That Ai-Ai not Charise. She's truly a performer sans rival.
(A healthy discussion among Multiply users can be read at this link.)