David Foster ‘applauds’ Charice for knowing what she wants
Joyce Jimenez (Philstar.com) - August 17, 2015 - 10:35pm

MANILA, Philippines – David Foster admires Charice for knowing what works and doesn’t works for her as a singer.

David is Charice’s godparent and one of the people who supported her international career.

“Like every young artist that I’ve worked with that becomes of age, they seem to find their own way and they don’t need me to say, ‘do this,’” said David about Charice’s new song genre, in an interview in “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” on Monday.

READ: David Foster: I still believe in Charice

At the start of her career, Charice was more known for belting out hits such “I Will Always Love You,” “And I’m Telling You,” and her hit single “Pyramid.” Now, she rarely sings songs that require her to belt it out. Charice reveals she's now into the RnB genre.

“They have a mind of their own,” David added. “So people like Charice, they get their own mind. She’s writing songs now. She doesn’t want to sing a Celine Dion song anymore. That was then, this is now and I applaud that, I appreciate that.”

As for Charice, she promised her fans who are going to watch the “David Foster and Friends” concert tonight that she’ll be doing some of her “diva” hits.

“Siyempre mayro’n naman po sa set list ko, e,” Charice said referring to belt-out songs. “It depends. Siyempre kung hindi pa sila satisfied, for sure mapi-feel ko naman ‘yon, e. I don’t like it when people don’t feel satisfied.”

This is the third time that David has been in the country to do a show. He admitted that he loves going back to the Philippines because “they love music as much as I do.”

Aside from his all-out support for Charice, another proof of his admiration for Filipino talent is his support for “Asia’s Got Talent” finalist Gerphil Flores, who will also perform in his concert.

Asked what makes Filipino talents stand out, David replied: “Here’s the thing, all of Asia but Philippines in particular, Asian artists copy American music. It has been going on for decades. English artists copy American music too.”

“Right now, Asia is in the tipping point, they’ve copied it long enough,” he explained further. “We’ve seen Korean pop, K-Pop, they’re tipping it to make it their own sound.”

He then concluded that, “I’ll guarantee you, in the next five years, superstars will come from Asia. They’re borrowing it from America but they’re making it their own.”

The “David Foster and Friends” Asian tour concert is set tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

ACIRC AQUINO AND ABUNDA TONIGHT CELINE DION CHARICE DAVID DAVID FOSTER DAVID FOSTER AND FRIENDS GERPHIL FLORES GOT TALENT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU QUEZON CITY
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