Charice Pays Tribute To Her Late Father During Emotional Concert

Mon, November 28, 2011 12:20pm EDT by 88 Comments

Charice dedicated Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ to her estranged father, who was killed Oct. 31 in the Philippines.

Charice delivered her most emotional performance to date Nov. 25 when she paid tribute to her late father at David Foster and Friends’ Mandalay Bay concert in Las Vegas. “Tonight, I want to dedicate a song for him,” Charice told fans at David Foster and Friends’ Mandalay Bay concert, before launching into an unrehearsed rendition of Joe Cocker‘s “You Are So Beautiful.”

Her estranged father, Ricky Pempengco, was stabbed to death in the Philippines on Oct. 31 by a drunken stranger. Charice immediately left her tour, and is only now returning to the stage.

Watch Charice’s performance for her father below:

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YoungladySydAust

Posted at 7:56 AM on November 30, 2011  

YASB..WOWWW,its magic, it really touches my soul. Can’t stop crying. Charice, we always love you. be strong. God bless you.

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ashley

Posted at 7:33 AM on November 30, 2011  

Charice.. what a great tribute to your father..amazing voice.

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jip14osef

Posted at 6:55 AM on November 30, 2011  

so emotionally good, i got teary eyed too viewing this clip

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susan

Posted at 5:48 AM on November 30, 2011  

sooo…. beautiful!!! God Bless you always Charice:)

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meg44

Posted at 5:35 AM on November 30, 2011  

beautifully sang by an amazing person…GOD BLESS U ALWAYS charice!!!!!

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loveunited

Posted at 5:19 AM on November 30, 2011  

that was sooooo beautiful what amazing voice this girl has:))

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stockpicker

Posted at 4:50 AM on November 30, 2011  

A great tribute indeed to a father she barely knew in life! Charice, this simple act speak volumes of your character as person.. so laudable that people will remember!

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waf

Posted at 4:49 AM on November 30, 2011  

so beautiful….im got teary-eyed watching this heartfelt performance!

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cen

Posted at 3:07 AM on November 30, 2011  

GOD BLESS to you CHA,, #STAYSTRONG………….. THIS S SAD…. ALWAYS REMEMBER GOD S GOOD ALL THE TIME…

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Lysa

Posted at 2:18 AM on November 30, 2011  

crying like a baby here. such a heartfelt performance! stay strong charice. we love you soo much!

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Gan

Posted at 2:07 AM on November 30, 2011  

Charice I wish you the best in life because you have a pure heart!

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josel

Posted at 11:00 PM on November 29, 2011  

what a beautiful rendition. full of emotion. probably one of the most talented teen singer right now. whatever genre she can nailed it. pure talent that is really rare in music industry of today.

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CHAccount

Posted at 10:43 PM on November 29, 2011  

Charice you’re as beautiful as the song (YASB). My heart just melt and I wish I can give you a hug right now.

For several nights now, right after dinner I rushed downstairs and watched you sing YASB over and over again, and I cried over and over again.

May God Bless You and your Family.

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peanut gallery

Posted at 10:19 PM on November 29, 2011  

People go nuts when she belts mind boggling high notes.
Not me. Its her luscious, melted-chocolate low notes that floors me every time. I’m in heaven cus she’s been showcasing that lately :D Sooooo many possibilities with her voice….

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Charrific

Posted at 9:44 PM on November 29, 2011  

I’ve seen this video so many times already and it still makes me cry. Charice you are so loved by many.

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neild38

Posted at 9:19 PM on November 29, 2011  

It’s really hard to hold back tears like in this situation. Beautiful rendition of amazing Charice.

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zen58

Posted at 8:46 PM on November 29, 2011  

Cha,Everything of you is so beautiful,strong,brave and sweet.You are so special.Love you!

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MDR

Posted at 8:32 PM on November 29, 2011  

So moving & haunting! a powerful young diva in the making.
God Bless you Charice..

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Ram

Posted at 8:23 PM on November 29, 2011  

So short, So touching, so beautiful and she is a beauty inside and out.

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surfsup44hfy

Posted at 8:04 PM on November 29, 2011  

Charice brings a new dimension to Joe Cocker’s rendition…she sang beautifully from her heart.

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Hornet

Posted at 7:49 PM on November 29, 2011  

Just dropping by to say I love you Charice, our little one.

:)

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jsc

Posted at 7:45 PM on November 29, 2011  

I was at the event when she performed for her Dad on Nov 25th in Vegas…I felt her emotion…and I shed tears…Vocally amazing!

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jnk

Posted at 7:33 PM on November 29, 2011  

the only WORD i can say…AMAZING!

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BeckyM

Posted at 7:32 PM on November 29, 2011  

Charice is still hurting. Thank God for the music, she can express what’s on her heart which she can’t ordinarily talk more about for fear of criticism.She was so hurt because her plan of reaching out to her father was abruptly aborted by the early and untimely death, the reason she was so disgusted of what happenned. Charice is so good natured, does not linger hate, ever forgiving.

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lucas

Posted at 7:16 PM on November 29, 2011  

Impressive and heartfelt. Beautiful Charice. Wish I could personally give you a hug.

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