Charisee Pempengco To Perform During Obama's Inugural?


Wowowee host Willie Revillame announced yesterday that Charisse Pempengco will one of the carefully-chosen artists who will perform during the inauguration of United States President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

Pempengco, who has gained international acclaim after performing live in the Ellen de Generes and Oprah Winfrey Show, may have been recommended by Oprah Winfrey to the group in charge of Obama's inauguration. However, Pempengco's name has not surfaced in any of the existing list of celebrities who will perform during Obama's inauguration.

The only confirmed celebrity so far is soul icon Aretha Franklin who will sing prior to the oath of office of Vice President Joe Biden. Among the confirmed classical musicians who will perform right at the inauguration are cellist Yo-Yo Ma who will serenade the inauguration's guests, Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman who is a veteran of many White House events and Star War musical scorer--conductor John Wiliams who will lead not only the orchestra but also Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma.

Knowing Obama's oratorical skills, his inauguration will definitely be a memorable one for the whole world but people are going ga-ga about the celebrity list. The security operations is however one of the books as it includes fighter planes, blast-proof limousine, 10,000 police officers and heavily-armed SWAT teams. Even Obama's Blackberry will be sequestered by the security to prevent GPS from tracking his position.

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