So you might have heard that pinay belter Charice Pempengco just conquered television yesterday with a stunning performance of Listen and a Gaga-off with Lea Michelle in that very gay TV show Glee. I woke up today in a good mood, giddy in reviewing the episode and writing about how Sue should already win another Emmy, how Finn looks like he’s on drugs, how Quinn no longer just needs to bite her lips instead of trying to act (the cat fight between her and Santana impressed me), and demand that Kurt be given all the attention that he needs from here on out (spoiler: it is rumored that Kurt’s first boyfriend will be Sam played by Chord Overstreet thereby fulfilling every girlydude’s dream of being the
rumoredboyfriend of a quarterback with a big mouth); but most of all, I wanted to quote all these news clips about Charice’s awesomeness.
Clearly, there was no lack of praise of how she did. There was also no lack of synonyms for the word short.
The other major newcomer tonight was that Oprah-endorsed nugget of soul. Charice/Sunshine’s voice is insane, especially considering she’s about the size of a lawn gnome and dresses like a Harajuku girl (although I do always love the addition of a nice beret). - Entertainment Weekly
Sunshine’s iPod sing-along stops Rachel dead in her tracks — this Lilliputian lass can sing. A Lady Gaga vocal battle ensues to the bump-and-grind strains of “Telephone,” with possibly the best ending to a song on Glee ever: Sue bursting in on the two and screaming, “Shut up!!!” - Chicago Tribune
Through some bewitching combination of egotism, guile, and cyberstalking, our (reviled) heroine discovers that, like the rest of Glenn Beck’s America, she has a recent immigrant on her tail trying to steal her job: a pint-sized Filipina diva named Sunshine Corazón (the “pop star” Charice). - Vanity Fair
The real talent this year, though, is Sunshine Corazon, played by Filipina singing sensation Charice. The Oprah-approved pint-size diva certainly gave Rachel a pre-heart attack in the bathroom while they battled to turn Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s collaboration of “Telephone” into a catfight with Hello Kitty claws. Scared about losing the spotlight, Rachel gives Sunshine awful directions to the audition: a crackhouse. Rachel’s surprisingly getting meaner, and it suits her. We see Sunshine gots some edge to her, too, with that sassy surprise of Dreamgirls’ “Listen” in the audition. - Wall Street Journal
Enter, Sunshine (guest star Charice), an unnervingly little girl with a big voice. - MTV
Filipina singer Charice blew me away in this episode and I’m hoping we see her again. That such a big voice could come from such a tiny body will never cease to amaze me. Her duet with Rachel in the bathroom – although cut short by Coach Sue – was comical and her solo from “Dreamgirls” was just… wow. - CNN
You guys are gay.
i’m not exactly a fan, i just came across the season opener before i left for the clinic yesterday afternoon (a replay). i think charize’s “smiling” was a bit uncomfortable for me…unless it’s because i’m almost like that (like now i know why people ask me if i am “high” on drugs for always smiling).
Song of the Day is Billionaire by Chord Overstreet (aka Sam on Glee), and featuring Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, and Mark Sailing (Finn, Artie, and Puck). Yay! for more Glee music.
somebody to love - glee cast (justin bieber cover)
If I could give you the world
On a silver platter
Would even matter
You’d still be mad at me
If I can find in all this
A dozen roses
Which I would give to you
You’d still be miserable
I’m gon be who I be
And I don’t feel no faults
For all the lies that you bought
Hate on me!