Will Charice Show up in Glee?
Is this true? Well, Charice’s manager in the US maintains that it is still just a rumor. However, Charice’s Philippine manager Grace Mendoza told Inquirer Entertainment that Charice was indeed joining the show.
Additionally, she is reportedly joining as a full time cast member, not just a guest. To add more confusion to this, Charice herself has denied this rumor on her Twitter. Her official statement reads “I just want to let you all know, that it’s not true that I’m going to be on Glee,” she said, adding, “How I wish!”
Charice Pempengco was born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco and is an international singer who gained popularity through YouTube. In 2005 she joined Little Big Star which is a Philippine talent show patterned after American Idol. Although she was cast off the show in the first round, she was later called back as a wildcard competitor and actually ended up as a finalist on the show.
She ended up third on the show, but became popular in 2007 after fans began to post videos of her live performances on YouTube. Like many, the videos received millions of views making Pempengco global singing internet sensation.
American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was one of these who viewed the videos and invited Charice to the US to be an on air guest. Charice made her American debut on the Ellen show in 2007 singing two songs on the show.
Now my speculation is that she will indeed join Glee. The reason for all the confusion is probably because last minute arrangements and contracts have not been finalized, so the network has declined to issue any statement.
If she is not joining Glee, the popular singer mentioned that she will appear in a US TV Show… Will this be American Idol? Stay tuned!