LOS ANGELES, California – Fans and supporters of international singing sensation Charice, collectively known as Chasters, came in full force to watch their idol’s comeback episode on “Glee” at the Salakot Grill here.
Charice’s second appearance happened almost 7 months after her debut in September when Glee had its season 2 premiere.
It has been a long wait for the Chasters, but they said it was worth it.
Eleven-year-old Erina Lara said Charice, who plays Filipino exchange student Sunshine Corazon, “was just amazing.”
Another Chaster, Wennie Willingham, added: “It's always a pleasure waiting for this to happen. It's all what we want for her, for Charice, and now we're seeing it happen right before our eyes and there's never a dull moment.”
Charice’s Sunshine Corazon joined Vocal Adrenaline, rival of William McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, after lead character Rachel Berry (Lea Michelle) sent her to a crack house.
In the latest episode titled “A Night of Neglect,” Sunshine wants to participate in New Directions’ benefit concert, prompting Rachel to suspect that she is being used as a spy for Vocal Adrenaline.
Sunshine, however, says she has nothing against the group. "I'm such a better singer than everyone else so I know how it feels. I'm all alone at the top. Also, I'm really short, so even when I'm in a group of people I feel like I'm wandering alone in a forest."
She then performed "All By Myself," which she described as the "perfect song for neglect," before the members of New Directions.
Some fans, however, wished that Charice sang not just one song in the episode.
Rise to the top
Meanwhile, Charice's rise now seems to be unstoppable. She is now considered a rising star in the United States.
Her second appearance on “Glee” has been widely reported.
The New York Post wrote, “Since absolutely exploding in 2007, 18-year-old Charice is incapable of going anywhere without being mobbed by fans, both of the famous and non-famous variety.”
It also said, “Charice tackles one of the greatest empowerment anthems of all time, Eric Carmen’s ‘All By Myself’ and as expected, Charice slays it.”
Billboard.com wrote that if Charice was given the chance, the singing sensation would like to sing her new song on “Glee” and that she would also like to duet with Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
In a phone conference with HollywoodReporter.com, Charice said she is thankful to “Glee” for the exposure she got after appearing on the hit Fox TV series.
Charice said a lot of people recognize her now as “Sunshine Corazon.” -Report from Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau
Reposted From Don Tagala of ABS CBN News