David Foster finds new Charice?


Posted at Oct 26 2011 03:02 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2011 05:49 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Top composer David Foster introduced the newest talents he discovered in the Philippines during his successful "Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends" concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.

Foster said he found the young singers via his online search, "Born to Sing."

"There's no other tuning, no nothing, just them with their computer. Singing in their computer to try to get my attention. Needless to say, there's a lot of very good singers in the Philippines who stood in front of their computer and sing for us," Foster said.

"So we picked a couple tonight to perform for you. The first one is a guy and I was just really attracted to his voice and he did an amazing job. Plus, he sang one of my songs in his audition so that caught my attention. Give it to Thor."

Thor, a singer from Davao City, then went on stage.

"I feel so happy. I'm so excited and very nervous," he told Foster before singing "The Last Time."

After Thor, Foster called 12-year-old Kris Angelica dela Cruz from Calamba, who wowed the crowd with her rendition of Beyonce's "Listen."

On Monday, Foster said he can no longer produce songs for young Filipina singer Charice since he will be working under Universal Records.

Foster said September 30 was his last day at Warner Music, his record label for 26 years.

Charice is currently under Warner Music.

Successful show

As expected, Foster and his fellow artists Philip Bailey, Russell Watson, Ashanti, Michael Bolton and Charice wowed thousands of Pinoy audience during their concert on Tuesday night.

Fans yelled as Foster played the theme song of "St. Elmo's Fire."

Meanwhile, they will be heading to Indonesia for another show.