International singing sensation Charice became an instant hit at a charity event in New York Tuesday to commemorate the American Heart Month.
Charice said the event was special to her because she had a brother who died of heart complications 15 years ago.
The event commemorated the American Heart Month by honoring women who made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease.
“It’s really important because I want, not only the women, but all the people around the world to take care of themselves, their hearts, so I’m really glad that I’m part of this charity event,” she said.
Celebrities who walked the red carpet included host Mario Lopez, modern pop-soul artists Cee-Lo, Red Dress Awardees like broadcast icon Barbara Walters and “Today” show co-anchor and NBC Dateline Correspondent Hoda Kotb.
Some of these major stars turned into big fans of Charice Tuesday night.
Guests got up on their feet and danced to Charice’s version of “I Will Survive.” The audience also gave her a standing ovation after they were blown away by her performance. She also performed songs from the movie “The Bodyguard” starring Whitney Houston.
Charice became a household name in US and Asia when she appeared in the sitcom "Glee" last year. She said she's scheduled to appear again in the succeeding episodes of the Fox popular comedy musical show.
Charice had recently completed her Asian concert tour with her musical coach David Foster. The tour was a certified hit in five Asian countries including a sold out shown in her native Philippines
Aside from David Foster, Charice shared limelight with popular singer Natalie Cole along with balladeer Peter Cetera, American Idol champion Ruben Studdard and the Canadian Tenors during the concert tour.
Meanwhile, Charice's mentor Oprah Winfrey prefers not to see her do kissing scenes in her "Glee" appearances. Charice said that even in real life, Winfrey does not want her to have a boyfriend yet.