Amid controversies, Charice keeps calm and sings ‘Kisapmata’ (In the Blink of an Eye)
By Rowena Joy A. Sanchez
Published: May 14, 2013
Though Charice has remained mum on controversies hounding her these past weeks, she has become more visible lately through photos that have surfaced online. Some of these pictures were taken at events, showing her sporting what many deem as boyish look.
Now, videos of the international singing sensation jamming with a handful of musicians have been posted on YouTube. A certain Mico Malonzo uploaded on May 9 a video of Charice singing Rivermaya’s “Kisapmata” while a band sets up behind her. The video has already garnered over 50,000 views.
Interestingly, Mico wrote this to describe the video: “Charice will never quit singing” - an answer perhaps to those wondering how long her apparent hiatus would be. She was last seen as judge on “The X Factor Philippines” and her last public musical effort was a collaboration with “The Voice” contestant and Fil-Am Cheesa.
One of the top comments on the video was by CHris Ja: “APPEARANCE MAY CHANGE, BUT YOU CAN NEVER GET RID OF THAT BLESSED TALENT.”
Mico uploaded a shorter version of the video on May 10 seemingly shot on the same day and at the same venue. Here, Charice is seen performing “Lighthouse,” a song off her second international album “Infinity.”
Aside from the Justin Bieber-ish hair, Charice also sports more tattoos as seen in her photo posted on FashionPulis.com on May 12 titled, “Spotted: Charice Pempenco Celebrating her 21st Birthday.” She now has tats on her chest and arms as well – seen as she was clad in a sleeveless shirt.
After previously admitting that she “misses” the “old Charice,” the singer’s mother Raquel Pempengco has given her blessing to the former to reveal her “true identity” – a topic that has permeated social networking sites and publications with her more recent “makeovers.”
In a recent interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Mommy Raquel said, “Ang sinasabi ng puso ko at isip ko bilang ina ay hayaan ko siyang ilantad kung ano ang tunay na katauhan niya. Kung ano ang gusto niya, dahil doon siya magiging maligaya.”
[What my heart and mind is saying as a mother is to allow her to reveal her true identity. whatever she wants, because that's where she will be happy.]
She added, “Nire-respeto ko kung ano ang gusto niyang sabihin sa publiko, dahil doon siya magiging masaya at malaya na hindi niya nahanap sa aming pamilya.” [I'm respecting whatever she would like to tell the public, beacuse that's where she will be happy and free which she was not able to find in our family.]