Charice first impressed Oprah's audience in 2008.
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In 2008, Charice Pempengco wowed the Oprah Show audience with her jaw-dropping performance of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing." Since then, Charice has sung all over the world and shared the stage with music legends Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. With the money Charice has earned in only one year, she's bought her mother their very first house and car.

The upcoming year doesn't look too bad for Charice either. She recently signed a recording contract with Warner Records, and her international debut album will be released in late 2009. Plus, she's landed her first film role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

FROM: Finale: Oprah's Search for the World's Most Talented Kids
Published on May 18, 2009

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