Years ago, I had this conversation with a Portuguese-American colleague at a karaoke party. He told me he is amazed that every Pinoy he knows sings quite well and that even those who claim they don’t really sing CAN actually sing.
Filipinos who made it big in the international scene are singers- Lea Salonga, the original Miss Saigon, the voice of Disney’s Mulan, and a recipient of a Tony and an Olivier no less; youtube discoveries Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Journey (replacing Steve Perry) and Charisse, who already appeared in “Glee” and is being managed by Oprah (yes, the Oprah).
Last Friday, Lady Gaga herself discovered another Pinoy. An officemate who follows her on Twitter shared it with us:
If you want to see how this 10-year old girl captured Lady Gaga’s heart, check this out.
Last we heard, Lady Gaga already invited this wonderful girl, Maria Aragon, to her concert.
Meanwhile, back here in the Philippines, the music continues. Because where I’m from, everybody sings ;-)