This is the latest news (posted June 21, 2010) on her official website: Charice on Glee next season (2).
I was a bit cynical about this news when I heard it on my favorite local TV morning show earlier today. A few weeks ago, Charice denied the ‘rumor’ her Philippine manager brought out that she’ll be joining Glee next season. Now she confirmed that she auditioned and was accepted. All via Twitter.
The scoop however got in exclusively via EW.com, obviously ahead of Charice’s tweet.
But most people are worrying about (including me) is her acting. She can be compared to Lea Michelle or Amber Riley and even do better in terms of singing but she will be drowned with her acting and a number of other reasons: (1) she will be upstaged by Lea’s Rachel, (2) who needs another Mercedes in the show? (3) Sue will have ‘another Asian’ to ridicule and bully with and that is not good (read: Filipino fans might react negatively with the bullying part), (4) she’ll appear to be a grade schooler with her height, especially with Finn, and (5) I’m afraid that the show is beginning to be too commercialized rather than threading together the different stories of each of the main cast as in the first 13 episodes of the first season.
I’m a self-proclaimed Gleek. I’m a Filipino. I’m definitely excited for Charice but at the same time weary for her acting.