Saturday, July 26, 2008

Charlie Green Serenades Manila

Eleven-year-old Filipino-British singing sensation Charlie Green is currently in town to meet his Filipino fans. At the same time, he'll assess the possibility of jumpstarting his career here in the country.

Charlie arrived yesterday morning, July 24, accompanied by his British father Roger Philip Green and Filipino mother Cecilia Sumargo.

Charlie gained international attention when he joined the reality TV contest Britain's Got TalentAmerican Idol and BGT judge Simon Cowell was so moved by the boy's talent that he called him "fantastic" amidst the audience's loud cheers. early this year.

Though booted out of contention while competing in the semifinals, Charlie's rendition of Frank Sinatra's 1966 hit "Summer Wind" became a You Tube phenomenon, as proven by the staggering number of hits registered since May. The clip shows Charlie being accorded a standing ovation by the impressed audience after his inspired performance.

First Stop: Uberture.
Charlie was welcomed by Uberture host Billy Crawford. He then performed his winning piece �Summer Wind� by Frank Sinatra.

A "Smiley" Reception on Wowowee.
Charlie Green received a well-deserve reception as he performed �Smile� by Nat King Cole on ABS-CBN�s noontime show Wowowee.

Charlie is set to stage his one night concert on August 9, Saturday at the Makati Shangrila Hotel.

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