WATCH: Disney releases Filipino princess anthem ‘Simulan’ by Maris Racal

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Maris Racal performing “Simulan,” the Filipino language version of “Starting Now,” the official anthem of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration. Photo from Maris Racal IG.

Disney Music Asia has released the new lyric video of Maris Racal’s “Simulan”, the Filipino version of the Disney Princess anthem, “Starting Now”.

“Starting Now”, the official anthem of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, was originally sung by Grammy-winning singer Brandy. It talks about the courage and kindness of Disney’s most popular heroines.

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The Filipina artist’s rendition of the song was made available to the public on November 5, 2021.

“Definitely a princess moment,” Maris Racal announced in an Instagram post.

“My first ever project with @disneystudiosph is finally here! I can’t believe this is happening,” Racal adds.

The actress-singer best remembered for her stint on Pinoy Big Brother said that she hopes the song will inspire and empower more young Filipinas to dream big.

“With this song, I hope the young Filipinas would feel empowered to do the things that they’ve always wanted to do, to not forget about the hearts of gold that they have, and to chase their dreams while being compassionate to other people,” Racal said in a behind-the-scenes video feature with Disney.

Disney earlier 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 Disney Legend Lea Salonga.

Disney’s first Filipino language Original Soundtrack (OST) for “Raya and the Last Dragon” was performed by Filipina singer KZ Tandingan.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipina actress-singer Maris Racal for performing the Filipino version of the Disney Princess anthem, “Starting Now” and WATCH the lyric video of “Simulan” here!

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