Just hours after her episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” aired, Charice sat down and taped her own cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” The two appeared on the show on Tuesday , and just a day later Charice admitted that she’s got Bieber fever.
“I just did that this morning,” she told MTV News on Wednesday (May 12), just a day after her self-titled debut album hit stores. “And it was because I love ’Baby,’ it’s really a catchy song. I actually love covering some songs, but I think that’s the best song I sang so far, ’cause that’s my favorite song from Justin Bieber. I’m a fan. I love the story of his life. I love his attitude. I met him and he was really, really nice. I got the Bieber fever.”
If Charice has Bieber fever, then her mentor, music producer and songwriter David Foster, has Charice fever. He helped Charice lock down the talent for her album, including Ryan Tedder, Diane Warren, Claude Kelly and himself. “He’s a legendary producer and songwriter and he actually hooked me up with these amazing songwriters — he knows a lot of them,” she explained. “He’s really, really a perfectionist. He always wanted great, not good.”
Now that she’s finally released her album, after struggling at local singing competitions in the Philippines and posting videos online before being discovered by the likes of Foster and Oprah, she says it all feels “so amazing. And seeing my album it’s now on iTunes … it’s pretty amazing, and all the people who actually bought it, I want to thank them. I’m hoping that they love this album ’cause I really, really worked hard on this.”
But, Charice is also looking to the future and has her sights set on working with some other A-list artists. “Justin Timberlake or Beyoncé,” she said. “I love to dance and I think Justin is a really, really perfect example for an artist. He’s a great dancer and all that, and I love Beyoncé. I love her style, her singing and I think she’s an amazing woman. I’m trying to get her style, but do it in my own way. I think Lady Gaga is really, really unique. I think she’s a great singer, songwriter and a great person.”
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