She appeared for the first time on the May 12 edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show in an episode entitled the "World's Smartest Kids", in which she performed Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing". It was through the recommendation of Oprah Winfrey that music producer David Foster took Pempengco under his wing. David Walter Foster is a 15-time Grammy award-winning Canadian musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter and arranger, noted for discovering singers Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé and for producing some of the most successful artists in the world.
Charice made a second appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on the September 9, 2008 "Dreams Come True" episode, in which Oprah referred to her as "The Most Talented Girl in the World".
I cried when she cried after Celine invited her to sing together with her at Madison Square Garden. It's always touching to see a dream come true, especially for such a young, humble person with such a tremendous God-given talent.
Next up, Charice's duet with Celine and her very own song!