Charice delivers 'jaw-dropping' performance on 'Singapore Idol'

Posted at 12/28/2009 5:38 PM | Updated as of 12/29/2009 12:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Charice has delivered a "jaw-dropping" performance on “Singapore Idol” that earned her another standing ovation from hundreds of people at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 17-year-old international singing sensation, who was invited to perform at the talent show’s grand finale on Sunday, belted out Whitney Houston’s "I Have Nothing" and "I Will Always Love You."

“What was that! That’s amazing. How did you do that?" the show’s host, Gurmit Singh, said after the medley. " Singapore loves you. We heard so much about you, seen you on YouTube, and finally you are here.”

When Charice told the crowd that she came from the Philippines, some Filipinos in the audience applauded. She also shared how she was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey on YouTube.

Charice also sang her first international single, "Note to God." To which, Singh commented: "I tell you my jaw dropped, bounced, and dropped again."

The pint-sized singer also took the opportunity to promote her upcoming international single called "Pyramid."

In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Charice described the audience as “the best crowd ever.”

"Natutuwa ako kasi hindi po lahat ay Pinoy. Halos puro Singaporeans po sila... kakatuwa 'yong host when he told me na, 'Singapore loves you.' The best crowd ever," Charice said.

After her Singapore guesting, Charice is set to return to Los Angeles, California to prepare for the release of her international album. Reports said she will be launching her first global CD on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in January 2010. -Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com