Arnel Pineda of Journey Performed On Ellen Show

Youtube has been the bridge for Filipino artists to step foot on American music industry and be recognized internationally. First, it was Charice (Pempengco) whom Ellen Degeneres saw on Youtube performing the ever famous “I am Telling You I Am Not Going” on Star King (South Korean Show). Ellen was the one who first invited Charice to come to America and to come to her show. Ellen was the one who discovered Charice and not Oprah.

After Charice, Ellen somehow got interested in Filipino talents and saw Arnel Pineda on Youtube performing Journey songs with his band called Zoo in Manila clubs (March 2008). Ellen then informed her audience that Arnel Pineda was already the official Journey lead singer and was currenlty recording songs with the band at that time. She wanted Pineda and the entire Journey band to come to her show.

Before Ellen stumbled upon Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon of Journey saw him first on Youtube and immediately contacted Noel Gomez via email, Pineda’s friend who uploaded his videos, to audition for Journey. At first Pineda thought it was a hoax but somehow his friend was able to convinced him and he finally replied to Schon‘s email. On August 12, 2007, Arnel Pineda found himself auditioning for the Journey front man job in San Francisco and was officially announced as the lead singer for Journey on December 5, 2007.

Two days ago, Arnel Pineda and his band, Journey, gave Ellen a visit. As expected, the Filipino singer was phenomenal. The band performed two songs: Separate Ways and Faithfully. Below are the videos of the performances.

I’ve heard of Journey songs before but I am not familiar with the band. When I first heard Arnel Pineda sang a Journey song, I thought he really sounded like Steve Perry, former lead singer of the band. Now when I saw and heard him sing on Ellen Show, I can confirm that he did sound like Steve Perry. He was really good!

Nice job Journey! Great job Arnel!

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5 Responses to “Arnel Pineda of Journey Performed On Ellen Show”


  1. 1 Eric May 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Well technically it was indeed Ellen who first invited Charice to the US but it was the Daily 10 on E who first featured her on US TV and also the first one to proclaim her: Star Is Born and Queen Is Born.

  2. 2 Chava July 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    When I was hearing to Arnel’s biography, I really confirm that dreams come true, I’m fan of journey to many years ago, and I think that Arnel has best voice as Steve Perry, I’m from Mexico and now I’m the new fan of Arnel and Journey Band. Great for this great band, as now we learned that dont stop beleive it !!! Aplausos desde Mexico para Arnel.

  3. 3 Making Money Online Philippines October 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Arnel is one of Philippines’ pride right now! We have great talents like Charice, Apl d Ap of BEP, Manny Pacquiao.

    Arnel and the Journey recently guested at Oprah which he shared how he made a dream come true.

  4. 4 valentino ibit April 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Arnel is the best,the new generation Journey.A Filipino pride.I am an old Journey fans until now even now that They found Arnel,I`m glad and more power to you guys.

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