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MANILA, Philippines – A blind Filipino singer received a standing ovation from the judges and audience of of France Got Talent as she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.
Katchry Jewel Golbin, 25, who goes by the name Alienette Colfire on social media, also made judge Helena Segara emotional during her performance, which aired on November 1.
After her performance, Alienette was told that she was moving on to the next round of the competition.
According to a report from TeleStar, Alienette learned how to speak French at the age of 3 years old so that she could understand the song “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf.
Singer Ogie Alcasid, who met Alienette years back, posted a message on Instagram.
“I have always believed in your wonderful gift Katchry (Alienette). Finally the world will hear you. So proud of you. So proud. Katchry made it to the semifinals of France Got Talent,” he said.
In 2008, she auditioned for Pinoy Idol at the age of 17, where Ogie was one of the judges. She performed the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
In 2014, a video of Alienette singing Mariah Carey’s “I’ll Be There” surfaced and became popular online.
What song do you think Alienette should sing for the next round of France Got Talent? Sound off in the comments! – Rappler.com