Katchry Jewel Golbin is the living proof that dreams can become reality. The Filipina was born blind 26 years ago, and sang from an early age. She became captivated by Edith Piaf and taught herself French using a computer program and Facebook. When a clip of her singing Mariah Carey’s I’ll Be There went viral, she was well and truly on her way.
Under her pseudonym Aliènette Coldfire, she took part in the French talent search La France a un incroyable talent. She rendered everyone speechless with her touching interpretation of a song from the popular musical Les misérables. Since then she has regularly performed a mixed French and Filipino repertoire. On this occasion, she is accompanied by two promising Filipino musicians: pianist Michael Lao Cu and cellist Miguel Nicolas Lee Pablo (a.k.a. Mikko).