MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice extended her appreciation to Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao for choosing her to sing the Philippine national anthem in his fight against Shane Mosley.
The fight will be held at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7.
In her official Twitter account, Charice said that she feels really blessed that Pacquiao chose her to sing "Lupang Hinirang" in the Mosley fight.
"Thank you Sir Manny Pacquiao for choosing me to sing the Philippine Nat'l Anthem for your fight. Feel really blessed :)," Charice said.
Pacquiao's advisor Michael Koncz said the boxing champion personally handpicked Charice to sing the anthem before the fight.
Koncz said they talked to Charice in Los Angeles about singing the anthem.
He said Charice is already excited to sing before millions of boxing enthusiasts from around the world. He added that Team Pacquiao feels honored that Charice agreed to sing in the match.
Charice has seen her star rise after releasing the hit single “Pyramid” and guesting on the popular TV show "Glee."
She previously expressed her desire to sing the national anthem in one of Pacquiao's fights. – with a report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News