If Charice and Arnel Pineda (of the band Journey) made it in the US, another Pinay is making waves in Europe, particularly in Switzerland. She is none other than Lica, the 14 year old Swiss based Filipina singing sensation.
Lica was hand-picked by Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning music legend Phil Collins to be part of his ôLittle Dreams Foundationö where she is trained. She has performed before the President of Switzerland as well as various United Nations gathering like the annual United Nations WomenÆs Guild Bazaar. Aside from Collins, Lica has collaborated with Canadian pop sensation Bryan Adams and their version of ôEverything I Doö was a huge hit in Switzerland. She has also shared the stage with international artists like Laura Pausini, Jermaine Jackson and Mike Rutherford and impressed Lara Fabian during a performance in a Swiss TV show ôReves.ö
She has released her debut album ôAll I Want To Beö (out in the Philippines under MCA Music) featuring the carrier single ôAll I Wanna Beö, a duet with the PhilippinesÆ multi-awarded crooner Richard Poon. He flew all the way to London to record the track and shoot the music video with her. It also includes the new single ôIÆm Your Friendö, a pop track that will sure be a radio hit. Other tracks in the album are: ôThe Magicö, ôBagong Umagaö, ôOne More Timeö, ôSummer Partyö, ôRay of Sunshineö, Sound of Silenceö, ôStar Fantasyö, ôAll I Wanna Be (solo version)ö, ôNew Dayö and ôChristmas Songö.
Watch Lica as she is home to conquer her homeland for a Philippine Tour this Saturday, July 30 at SM North EDSA The Block with special guestùOPM boyband 1:43, August 6 (Saturday) at SM Manila and August 7 (Sunday) at SM San Lazaro with special guest- sibling pop duo The Lamars. All shows start at 5pm.
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