Celine Dion and Charice sing 'Because You Loved Me'

The Philippines' Charice (Pempengco) got the chance to do a duet with her singing idol Celine Dion when the latter invited the former to come to her 'Taking Chances' tour at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA on September, 15, 2008.

Before coming up on stage, Celine had beautiful things to say about Charice:

"This young girl's name is Charice. I'm so excited. She's 16 years old and she's from the Philippines. Let me tell you she has a voice that can literally blow the roof off Madison Square. But the real story is, Charice and her mom escaped a terrifying experience and had to leave Charice's violent father. You know, to start a life on their own, Charice vowed to save her mom from life's desperation. Through prayers and dreams and God-given talent, an incredible voice, Charice entered and won every singing contest in her native country and eventually got noticed. By such a fortunate chance people saw the show on Oprah and Oprah wanted to take her under her wing and David Foster joined them.

"I had a chance to see Charice perform one of my songs in Oprah last week. I have a little difficulty to talk right now because I met Charice and I'm so emotional and so I'm searching and looking for my words trying to control my emotion. I invited here to come her tonight to sing with me...,” Celine said.

"First of all you look spectacular you're beautiful, you're shaking, how do you feel? Don't be nervous I think people will understand that you're nervous. But let me tell you one thing, the talent we're not going to talk about because you have that, we're not going to talk about strength because you have that and so the love. And I have to tell you that the family we have to talk about because you have that too. One time my manager, my husband told me 'Celine', because when I started to sing I was 12 years old so 12 and 16, it's the same, okay?

"He told me 'Celine I know you're nervous, don't be scared. You love to sing. When you go up there you'll be nervous don't be.' I will give you an image that you can think about, think about that. All the people you see in front of you are your brothers and sisters. You are singing in your living room and it's your family," added Celine.

The two sang together Celine's hit song 'Because You Loved Me' and they received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd.

Watch their world-class performance:

Last week, Celine virtually talked to Charice on the set of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Charice dedicated to her the song My Heart Will Go On, which is another hit song of Celine.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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