September 17, 2008
A Superstar in the Making
A star is born! Thanks to a little help from a couple of her friends -- like Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion -- 16-year-old singing sensation Charice Pempengco's YouTube video has now been widely seen, and millions heard her amazing story on "Oprah" last May.
The diva-in-training got a chance to sing with one of her idols -- Celine Dion, who raved, "She has an amazing voice. She has an amazing heart, an amazing soul."
Charice grew up in poverty in the Philippines, and says she witnessed her own father try to kill her mother, who has been her voice coach since she was 4 years old.
Catch Charice and Celine when they perform together on this Friday's "Oprah."