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Charice Scheduled to Perform Filipino National Anthem at Manny Pacquiao vs. "Sugar" Shane Mosley World Boxing Organization Welterweight Fight at Sold Out MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7th


May 6, 2011 - LAS VEGAS, NV

Singer, TV star and film actress Charice will proudly perform the National Anthem of the Philippines this Saturday, May 7th prior to fellow Philippine superstar's defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against future first ballot Hall of Famer "Sugar" Shane Mosley. The fight is the main event at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Charice was personally asked by the legendary Pacquiao, who is also an elected Congressman in his homeland as well as being the eight-division boxing World Champion. "This is such an honor for me and I am proud to represent my country prior to this unbelievably thrilling moment in boxing history," commented the 18 year old star. "Manny is a hero in my country and I know that everyone will be watching back at home and here in the US," she concluded.

The US National Anthem will be performed by Tyrese. The Shane Mosley ringwalk will be performed by LL Cool J ("Mama Said Knock You Out"). Manny Pacquiao's ringwalk will be performed by Survivor ("Eye of the Tiger"). The event is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, Tecate and MGM Grand. Pacquiao vs. Mosley will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.

Charice's career has been meteoric in the US and around the world. She was first discovered on YouTube and mentored by Oprah Winfrey whose show Charice appeared on five times. David Foster, the 16-time Grammy winning songwriter signed her shortly thereafter to his 143/Reprise Records. Charice is currently starring in the hit TV series "Glee," where she will appear in the show's finale which is scheduled to air on May 24th. Charice's debut CD entered the Billboard Pop Charts at No. 8 making her the first Asian artist to crack Billboard's Top Ten. Charice also had a No. 1 dance single with "Pyramid" from her debut CD and has performed all over the world. Charice's singles "Before It Explodes" co-written by Bruno Mars and "One Day" co-written by Nick Jonas are currently on iTunes. Acuvue Brand Contact lenses is running a 1 DAY Contest where fans get a chance to star in a music video with Charice. She is about to launch her new single "Louder" and her second CD is scheduled to be released this Fall. She is also starring in "Here Comes The Boom" currently being filmed in Boston with Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler.

For more information, please contact:
Liz Rosenberg
Karen Moss
Liz Rosenberg Media
liz@lizrosenbergmedia.com
karenmoss@lizrosenbergmedia.com
212-991-4290

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