June 25, 2010
MANILA – International singing sensation Charice Pempengco has been selected to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President Benigno C. Aquino III on June 30 at the Quirino grandstand in Luneta.
Kris Aquino, youngest sister of the incoming President, made the announcement, adding that Charice will support singer-composer Ogie Alcasid and Journey band lead vocalist Arnel Pineda in the event.
Charice is in the United States promoting her debut global album, which was launched in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last May 10. The young singer is expected to fly back to Manila in time for the Aquino inauguration.
Aquino will take his oath at noon time after Vice President-elect Jejomar Binay has taken his oath in the same venue.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be fetched by the incoming president in Malacanang then the two of them will motor to the Luneta for the inauguration.
This developed as Charice confirmed on Twitter that she is set to join the second season of the hit US musical TV show “Glee.”
“It’s official. I’m on Glee (next season)…,” Charice announced on her Twitter account, according to ABS-CBN.
The network said that the young singer maintained that the first rumor of her joining the “Glee” cast was not true.
“But then after that I tried to audition. And I made it!!! Let’s party!!!” the obviously rejoicing Charice tweeted.
ABS-CBN reported that Charice will play the role of a foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get lead star Rachel contemplating murder.
Last month, Charice vehemently denied a newspaper report saying she is set to join the next season of “Glee.”
The report quoted Charice’s Philippine manager Grace Mendoza.
Charice’s mother, Raquel Pempengco, said in a previous interview that she had no idea about Mrs. Mendoza’s statement.
Charice even posted her denial on her Twitter page.
“I just want to let you all know that it’s not true that I’m going to be on Glee… How I wish! Haha.” the singer stated then.
She added: “LOL. Rumors!!! I am not going to be on Glee..Haha…That’s really funny. I didn’t know about the Glee (role). Hahaha, until I saw Perez’s blog. This is really confusing.”