Monday, November 23, 2009
Rhap Salazar @ Ellen DeGeneres Show
It's heart warming to see a Filipino talent like Rhap Salazar appearing in the Ellen De Generes Show. It's his birthday wish--- coming true. So young singers who can belt (gauge of a bright singing career in the Philippines) and want Exposure can just use this proven practice. They can also malinger that they have a rare disease and would simply want to impart his or her talent worldwide.
Rhap's version of All By Myself (Celine Dion) was not as impressive compared to his performances in WCOPA, Wowowee and ASAP. It's pretty obvious his throat was sore ( with something (an alien matter)). I'd say this again, Filipino talents are being recognized in the US. The most unfortunate reality is that these artists (Charice, Rhap & Arnel Pineda) always fail to mention a single Filipino artist that they idolized and emulated. Maybe it's their way of subtly implying that they want to perform with the Famous & Formidable US artists (like Whitney Houstoon).
I got dismayed by Charice's blatant appreciation to these Famous US talents before. Her strategy and appeal to the emotions of the American audience definitely paid off (she's getting bigger and better in the US music scene). Now, it's Rhap her bff or should i say gbf who is doing the same thing. I have high hopes for Kris Angelica the Birit Baby who can belt like Regine Velasquez. I just hope that when her time comes in performing in Ellen or some foreign show, she will make me more proud as a Filipino, who truly values his or her lineage.
As for Rhap, hopefully, when Oprah invites you, you'll be more proud of your roots. I'm looking forward to seeing you in After Ellen.com!
All By Myself Ellen DeGeneres Version