I recently saw a clip on TFC wherin Jessica Sanchez mentioned knowing of Lea Salonga & Charice. I think the invite to Lea might well be due to Jessica's success so far. Of course the obvious question is: "Why not Charice?" Even 4th place Nickleodeon nominee Yuna appeared on Conan O'Brien last night while Cha has yet to appear on late-night tv. I can only assume it's because she has nothing to sell at the moment. Anyway, here's the link: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/04/01/12/lea-salonga-invited-guest-%E2%80%98idol%E2%80%99
I recently attended a Lea Salonga concert in my hometown. Lea came to my hometown because of the music hall which has some of the best accoustics in the world. Lea sang a mix of broadway and popular tunes, interspersed with some filipino songs. At one time she turned off her mic to test the accoustics. The highlight of the show for me was when she sang "On My Own" which she sang as Eponine in Les Mez. Afterwards I stood in line for her autograph. I brought 2 cd's for her to sign. I thanked her for supporting Charice (in several tv interviews). She responded with "She deserves it".