Teenage star Charice Pempengco was one of the many performers who appeared at a concert organized by David Foster on Saturday, May 9.
The 17-year-old joined Cher, Clay Aiken, Donny Osmond, Brian McKnight and Paul Anka at the David Foster & Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas to raise money for the David Foster Foundation, an organization established by the legendary composer and music producer in 1986 to provide financial and emotional help to the families of children needing organ transplants.
During the show, Charice thanked Foster and Oprah Winfrey for their help in her career.
“I would like to mention these people who are very special in my life,“ she said. “First, he is my fan, my producer, my mentor. He taught me a lot of things and of course he is my hero — David Foster. And of course I want to thank Oprah for believing in my dreams and of course believing in me. Thank you so much. I love you both.“
Foster has a long history of charitable efforts to help children. In 1997 he was honored with the United States Children’s Choice Award for his work supporting research into children’s cancer, leukemia, and AIDS.
David Foster and Friends – Mandalay Bay 5/9/09 videos from YouTube:
Heather Headley – Unbreak My Heart:
Charice – The Power Of Love:
Charice – I Will Survive:
Philip Bailey – In The Stone:
Philip Bailey – After The Love Is Gone:
Clay Aiken – Hard To Say I’m Sorry:
Brian McKnight – I Swear:
Brian McKnight – Mornin:
Charice – Bodyguard Medley:
Charice – All By Myself:
Clay Aiken – You’re The Inspiration:
America The Beautiful (Finale):