Charice Pempengco listed as one of’s ’11 to Watch in 2011′

By on Jan 5, 2011 in Current Events, Entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Television, United States Comments
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Charice Pempengco, the Filipina international singing sensation, has been enlisted as one of the rising celebrities in the United States who are expected to be successful in 2011.

Entertainment Weekly (EW) has published its ‘11 to Watch in 2011‘ article at that put Charice in 9th place in the list of new celebrities that are expected to make it big this year. ‘Familiar with Sky Ferreira? Alex Pettyfer? Charice? We have a feeling by 2012, that’ll be a silly question,’ according to the EW introduction in its article.

EW downplayed the backing of well known personalities that include Oprah Winfrey to the success of the Filipina and put emphasis on Charice‘s performance on ‘Glee 2‘ as proof that the Filipina has the talent to be successful in Hollywood.

Here is how described Charice‘s inclusion in its list:

YouTube, Ellen, and Oprah may have helped bring us this pint-size star with the powerhouse pipes, but the 18-year-old (last name: Pempengco) made her own splash on Glee’s season 2 premiere playing Sunshine Corazon. She’ll be back this spring to wow us.

Below is the complete list of celebrities included in’s “11 to Watch in 2011“:

  1. Rooney Mara – starred in “The Social Network” movie as the girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg
  2. Adam Scott – included in the cast of Parks‘ third season (starting Jan. 20)
  3. Rosie Huntington – Whiteley – will take the place of Megan Fox in the Transformers series’ non-CGI eye candy in Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  4. James Newman – played the lead role of Tony on MTV’s Skins
  5. Tom Hardy – notable for his scene-stealing turn in Inception
  6. Daniel Sunjata – starred in Rescue Me
  7. Wiz Khalifa – got a hit rap single ”Black and Yellow”
  8. Michael Fassbender – played the role of Lieut. Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds
  9. Charice Pempengco
  10. Alex Pettyfery – stars as a runaway alien in the film – I Am Number Four
  11. Sky Ferreira – for her first two singles ”17” and ”One”

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