The following is a video of Charice Pempengco, a 15-year-old singer from the Philippines, performing on a South Korean talent show.

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This really and truly blows my mind. A singer who looks like a member of Morning Musume and sounds like Vesta Williams.

A triumph of globalization? Proof of reincarnation? It’s hard for me to imagine this isn’t some sort of manifestation of the black arts.

UPDATE: Check out this clip of Charice demolishing Beyonce’s “Listen,” courtesy of CSJ:

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Something about this story is genuinely thrilling to me.

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