Disney has picked Filipino Singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre to record for local release a version of the song “Reflection” from the hit animation movie, Mulan, originated by Broadway star Lea Salonga.
Walt Disney Studios announced today, March 11 (Philippine Time), on social media their choice of Dela Torre to sing her own version of the popular Disney song for the local release of the live-action movie that premieres on March 25, 2020.
“Moira Dela Torre, a warrior in her own right and a true voice of her generation, has been chosen to sing her unique take on the beloved song ‘Reflection’ from Disney’s Mulan,” posted the Disney social media.
The Mulan live-action film is a remake of the hit animation movie featuring Lea Salonga as the singing voice of Mulan. Salonga’s “Reflection” became a hit and an anthem for young girls across the globe.
Mulan’s storyline revolves around a young woman who disguises herself as a man to save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army of China.
Dela Torre went on social media to describe her new project.
“I can’t even begin to describe how honored I feel to have been chosen to sing my own rendition of ‘Reflection’, not just because it’s one of the most beloved Disney songs, but because of how meaningful it has been in my life as an artist.
“The song talks about doubting yourself; about the weak knees that come when you don’t feel capable of doing something great– something I find very relatable for a lot of us. Throughout this once-in-a-lifetime experience of lending my voice to “Reflection”, I have faced self-doubt and [so much] fear, thinking I wouldn’t be able to measure up. The thought of having to fill such big shoes was very scary to me until I realized that I was chosen so I could pave my own path.”
The multiple award-winning Disney Legend Lea Salonga recently received a tribute from U2 as one of the Filipina icons.
Disney in 2019 picked Darren Espanto and Morissette to sing Aladdin’s “A Whole New World”, another Disney theme song originated by Lea Salonga who voiced Princess Jasmine.
SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Moira Dela Torre for receiving the honor of singing her own version of Mulan’s “Reflection” that was made a hit by Lea Salonga!
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