KBS TV1's "Filipino's hope to sing a song"

Last night at 11:30 PM, KBS showed a special documentary on Filipinos love for singing. It was an hour long program where they interviewed popular singers like Sarah Geronimo, Charice Pempengco, Singing Cooks and Waiters as well as the ordinary Pinoy. The title of the program is “노래로 희망을 부르는 필리피노” (nore-ro heemangeul bureuneun pilipino) or “Filipino’s hope to sing a song”.
Sarah Geronimo and Charice Pempengco both joined singing contests on TV. The first emerged as the champion while the latter only placed third. However, Charice has been “wowing” fans both in the Philippines and abroad. She even guested on the popular US television show “The Ellen Degeneres Show” were she received a standing ovation from the mostly caucasian audience.
It’s common knowledge that Filipinos love to sing and many do so well. For us Pinoys, singing is a way to celebrate life, forget all our problems momentarily and for the lucky few, to earn a living. (Yes they are lucky who loves to sing and are earning from it too!) In almost every corner of the world, we are represented by our professional singers. Even my friend, Jasmine (who incidentally translated for this TV show), had seen Pinoy singers in North Korea’s Geumgangsan.
Here are some clips of the special documentary co-produced by Korea’s KBS and by the Philippines’ NBN.
Charice Pempengco

Sarah Geronimo

Singing Cooks and Waiters


  1. Wow, that first girl especially is impressive! I like that they did a feature on the common folk too, it is nice to show a non-celebrity side to these sort of fun activities, haha.

  2. Charice is fantastic. She is very humble. She look very proud to openly show her life and how she started. You are a very natural girl and seems to be loved by all types of people in all walks of life.

  3. Charice is a great singer although she is not the champion of the LBS (she got the 3rd place only)! She is fantastic and have that powerful voice! Keep youself humble inspite of the blessings you have now…humble yourself always and the LORD will raise you up and those who are prideful, HE will let them down !

  4. sarah i love song
    my favorite song:
    1. to love you more
    2. forevers not enough
    3. you change my life
    4. a very special love
    5. i’ll be alright

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