On ABS-CBN News, an internet buzz about the possibility of Charice performing in the inauguration of newly-elected US President Barack Obama on December 15th has been reported with reference to sites that started the rumor.
Note that one of the posters in a forum cited by ABS-CBN News is named "don't be fooled".
abs-cbnNEWS.com tried to find out where this 'inauguration performance' report started via online research, and the news site found the post of g-rex_03 at http://www.peyups.com/postreply.khtml?topic=36005&forum=19&post=3350010&....
"Forum Resident: i had a meeting with concert producers over lunch today and one of them told me that Charice might sing in the inauguration of Obama (because of Oprah) and she (Oprah) is also producing a kids' talent show in the States, where (prepare for this): Charice will be the host. last: she charges $30,000 per song in the States. But she still remains very, very grounded."
Speculation then began on internet forums and blogs, that the teen singer will sing at Obama's inauguration gala.
"Charice Fans...any truth to the rumors that Charice may be singing on President Obama's inauguration on Dec 15? This is due to Oprah's influence on the president elect. No announcement since security clearance is involved to who is performing. Update naman. Thanks," a forumer, "yna morin posted" at http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?p=31072800.
"Congrats charice! Guys, let's email Oprah (go to her website) and request her to let Charice sing “I Believe” (of the AI fame) in the Obama inauguration. The song is but fitting for the American dream and surely , Charice will give justice to it. what do you think? Sounds a bit ambitious,right? But that would be the ultimate international exposure for Cha. Besides , nothing seems to be impossible for Cha right now. All the good things come rollin’. So, let’s bring it on for Charice!!!," forumer "channel7carrie" posted at htttp://www.charicemania.com/2008/11/12/best-up-coming-singers/charice-at-the-aliw-awards-night-2008/?cp=2.
In another forum site, http://theybf.com/index.php/2008/11/06/beyonce-set-to-perform-at-inaugur..., forumer "don't be fooled" included the name of Charice as one the names of international artists who might perform for the inaugural.
"don't be fooled
On Nov 7, 2008 at 2:24 am | Reply | Quote
Suggestions for Inaugural performers:
Charice Pempengco (The young girl who sang w/Celine Dion)
Corinne Bailey Rae
BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Vince Gill and Wynonna Judd