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Filipino singing sensation Rhap Salazar wows Ellen DeGeneres

The Mindoro Post

MANILA, Philippines–“Wow!” “You’re unbelievable… unbelievable.”

Emmy-award winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was in awe as studio audience sprang to their feet following a powerful performance of 12-year-old Rhap Salazar on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Your voice is incredible,” DeGeneres told Salazar, the singing sensation from the southern Pinamalayan town of Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. “So much power and emotion. We can feel everything.”

Salazar’s live performance on the syndicated talk show on November 17 was his debut on US television. His voice seems seamless even as he hits the high notes in his rendition of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”

The Star Magic talent was chanced upon by Ellen DeGeneres on YouTube, exactly how she found the now world-famous Charice Pempengco. Aside from Salazar and Pempengco, Filipino singers Arnel Pineda of Journey, and Rin on the Rox guested on DeGeneres’ show.

Just recently, Salazar also wowed his international audience when he bagged two titles—Junior Grand Champion Solo Vocalist of the World and Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World—in the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA).

Salazar, who got the 2005 Brightest Star award in the ABS-CBN’s “Little Big Star” singing competition, began belting out tunes when he was three years old. Then at seven, he was already joining music contests.

Today, the child singing sensation has his self-titled album already out in the market.

During a brief interview after his song number on DeGeneres’ program, Salazar told the visibly moved host: “I’ll never forget this.” To which DeGeneres, who replaced Paula Abdul as a judge of the ninth season of American Idol, responded: “I’ll never forget it either.”

So after The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will Oprah be next?

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15 December 2009 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson passes away

THE “King of Pop” Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, California Thursday, a news that sent shockwaves across the world.

Jackson, 50, suffered from cardiac arrest while at his rented home in Holmby Hills in Los Angeles at around 12:00 p.m. local time (1900 GMT). Paramedics rushed him to the hospital but they failed to revive the pop music superstar.

Fans and fellow entertainers across the world mourned his demise.

Pop diva Madonna said: “I can’t stop crying over the sad news.”

Musician Quincy Jones told NBC he was “absolutely devastated at this news.”

Jackson’s death came as the pop icon was preparing for a concert comeback in London billed as the “Final Curtain.”

26 June 2009 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Journey concert in Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii (March 25, 2009)

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Here are some of YouTube videos on Journey concert in Honolulu, Hawaii held at Blaisdell Arena on March 25, 2009:

Video posted by owe129:

Videos posted by theyseebada:

27 March 2009 at 9:13 am 2 comments

Manila rocks with Journey (COMPLETE CONCERT VIDEOS)

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Here are the videos posted on YouTube by tecknowledgecenter on Journey’s Manila concert. These videos cover all the 25 songs played during the concert held at the Concert Ground of SM Mall of Asia on March 14, 2009. It was attended by 30,000 fans.

Videos posted by tecknowledgecenter:

15 March 2009 at 10:16 pm 19 comments

Journey concert in Osaka, Japan

Youtube Review

The following are the phone camera videos taken by tetshushelaine in the Osaka, Japan concert of Journey on March 11, 2009. These are the only available videos on YouTube for the Japan leg of the Asian Tour because taking video or photo is prohibited in concert venues in Japan.

14 March 2009 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

5 most viewed MoymoyPalaboy videos

YouTube Review

Following are the five most viewed YouTube videos of MoymoyPalaboy as of January 24, 2009, 2343 GMT:

1.     Marimar (Thalía)  5,221,757 views

         Posted: June 16, 2008        

2.     Wannabe (Spice Girls)  4,870,384 views

         Posted: April 9, 2007

3.     Volare  3,783,980 views

         Posted: August 4, 2007

4.     Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne) — 3,495,049 views

         Posted: June 20, 2007

5.     Papa Oom Mow Mow (Flo Rida)  3,193,713 views

         Posted: June 2, 2007                  

 

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11 December 2008 at 12:42 pm 3 comments

What???!!! No more kinky stuff on YouTube?

 

YouTube Review

Oh well, not exactly like that. Let’s just say YouTube is doing some house cleaning, trying to get rid of some dirt and sanitize its cyber household.

So you don’t necessarily throw away all your kinky stuff. You just make sure your kids won’t see them.

‘A YouTube for all of us’ is what the video-sharing site wants to achieve.

As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube,” it says on its blog.

“We’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages,” it adds.

And what does that mean exactly?

First, it wants stricter standard for mature content. 

“While videos featuring pornographic images or sex acts are always removed from the site when they’re flagged, we’re tightening the standard for what is considered ‘sexually suggestive’,” says YouTube.

“Videos with sexually suggestive (but not prohibited) content will be age-restricted, which means they’ll be available only to viewers who are 18 or older. To learn more about what constitutes ‘sexually suggestive’ content, click here.”

But you can always lie about your age when you register. Hmmm.

Next, demotion of sexually suggestive content and profanity. 

“Videos that are considered sexually suggestive, or that contain profanity, will be algorithmically demoted on our ‘Most Viewed,’ ‘Top Favorited,’ and other browse pages.”

“In testing, we’ve found that out of the thousands of videos on these pages, only several each day are automatically demoted for being too graphic or explicit. However, those videos are often the ones which end up being repeatedly flagged by the community as being inappropriate.”

Another improvement: more accurate video information. 

“Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited folks from attempting to game view counts by entering misleading information in video descriptions, tags, titles, and other metadata. We remain serious about enforcing these rules.”

So guys, don’t mislead YouTube users by placing tags like “sexy” or “sex scandal” just to boost your view counts. And YouTube has a stern warning: Better shape up or you’ll be shipped out!

Now by doing these changes, YouTube says it hopes to “help ensure that you’re viewing content that’s relevant to you, and not inadvertently coming across content that isn’t.”

“The preservation and improvement of the YouTube experience is a responsibility we share. Let’s work together to ensure that the YouTube community continues to thrive as a positive place for all of us.” 

10 December 2008 at 3:01 am Leave a comment

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