‘Asia’s Phoenix’ Morissette Amon finally speaks after Raquel Pempengco compared her to Charice Pempengco.
It can be recalled that Mrs. Pempengco went viral on social media because of her statements, saying that Charice, who’s now known as ‘Jake Zyrus’ after his transition was better than Morissette.
The issue started when David Foster, one of the former collaborators of Charice chose Morissette to perform in his concert in Manila.
“Alam ko ang mga timbre ng boses na hinahanap mo DF (David Foster).. Sinabi ko naman sa inyo noon pa… nag iisa lang ang boses na yan. Kahit kanino mo pa ipakanta yang song mo.. Di mabibigyan ng hustisya,” Raquel said.
“NO GOOSEBUMPS.. NO STANDING OVATION.. Nothing compares…. Nag iisang legendary ng Pilipinas si Charice Pempengco at para sa kaalaman ng lahat. Hindi po si DF ang nagpasikat sa kanya kundi si OPRAH. Nireject nga noon ni DF si Charice. Kaya wag umasa na may isasama pa… Masasaktan lang,” she added.
In an interview with Pep.ph, Morissette seems to ignore the comparison made by Mrs. Pempengco and even said that she’s ready to share the stage with Jake.
She admitted that she’s one of the fans of Jake.
“It would be my honor. I’m a fan kasi kaya parang, ‘Ohhh, pinapakinggan ko lang ito dati tapos eto magkasama na.'” she said.
Morissette also pointed out the contribution made by Jake to the industry, saying that legendary musicians like David discovered the talent of Filipinos in singing because of the latter.
“I’m sure, that also prompted for David to come back to the Philippines because of working with Jake or Charice at that time, parang nakikita niya na ang dami pala na talagang magaling sa Pilipinas.” she stated.