Not the first time - Leah Salonga, Tony Award - winning actress/ singer, in almost all interviews here in the Philippines and abroad has nothing to say but praises and admiration for Charice. It was in the luxury Hotel Carlyle in New York where she gave a moment to be interviewed by Ryan Songalia (professional writer. She was asked all sorts of questions but what caught my attention was her honest opinion on Filipino talents such as Arnel Pineda and Charice, who have penetrated the US Music Industry because of pure talent. (Charice is mentioned at 6:40 )
Synopsis: (International recording star Lea Salonga took a moment after her opening night performance at the Carlyle Hotel in June 2011 to speak with me about the concert series, her involvement with the new play Allegiance, the RH Bill and emerging pop star Charice.)
Here are other interviews of Miss Leah Salonga mentioning Charice:
" ... at the end of the day if you're just so insanely talented, you cannot be ignored."
" ... the world would be stupid to ignore you."