Ellen ends every show by asking her viewers to be kind to one another, and these three girls are perfect examples of doing exactly that.
When 22 year old Charice Pempengco was 15 years old, she did something most kids her age can only dream about: sang with pop superstar Celine Dion. Born in a province of Laguna, Philippines, Pempengco was raised by her single mother, Racquel. Pempengco helped support her family by entering singing contests at age seven, competing in nearly 100 various contests including making her first U.S. television appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007 when the talk show host personally invited her after discovering her on YouTube.
Arts have a huge affect on our lives, whether we know it or not. Studies have proven that students who participate in the arts in school engage better in learning and are more active thinkers. Arts also thrives our economy and allows us to understand more diversity throughout each country. The arts also help us at our jobs as employees become innovative.
Do you have a talented kid? How much should you push them to keep working at their talent? According to John Stone, music teacher at Barrenjoey High School on Sydney, Australia’s Northern Beaches and father to the folk pop Australian-duo Angus and Julia Stone, “that they have to do it on their own.”