Charice resurfaces, sings 'Kisapmata'


Posted at May 12 2013 12:34 PM | Updated as of May 13 2013 09:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A video of Charice sporting a new look as she sings the Rivermaya hit "Kisapmata" is making the rounds online.

Amid the 21-year-old singer's puzzling absence from showbiz, a video of her candidly singing the OPM favorite was uploaded Thursday on video-sharing site YouTube by user mico malonzo.

In the video, a short-haired Charice appears to be waiting as band instruments are being set up.

Charice is still sporting the same short haircut while dressed casually in a t-shirt and pants.

As of writing, the video already had over 14,000 views.

Charice, who rose to fame in 2007 after a YouTube video of her singing landed her US TV guestings, has recently become the subject of headlines for her fashion choices and numerous makeovers.

Her last project on television was the Philippine edition of the reality singing contest "The X Factor," which aired on ABS-CBN from June to October 2012.

Since then, however, the singer has largely disappeared from local showbiz, with only a number of viral photos of her latest look serving as traces as to Charice's whereabouts.

Recent photos of her on social media show the former "Glee" star sporting a short hairstyle and supposedly masculine outfits, prompting speculations as to whether they are indicative of her alleged sexual preference.

On Friday, her mother Raquel Pempengco addressed a reported planned announcement of Charice on her sexual preference.

"Ang sinasabi ng puso ko at isip ko bilang ina ay hayaan ko siyang ilantad kung ano ang tunay na katauhan niya. Kung ano ang gusto niya, dahil doon siya magiging maligaya," Pempengco said.