- Disney Philippines has tapped Moira Dela Torre to sing Mulan’s iconic theme song ‘Reflection’ for local release
- This came as a blessing for the Kapamilya singer who said that ‘Reflection’ was the first song she “ever had to learn in full”
- One of the track’s original performers, Lea Salonga, also gave a message to the new Filipino Disney singer
Moira dela Torre is definitely li
ving out her childhood dream of officially singing a Disney theme song! This happened after Disney Philippines revealed on March 10, 2020 that they have tapped her to sing the local version of ‘Reflection’, the iconic theme song for the upcoming li ve action film ‘Mulan’.
In a long Facebook post, the Kapamilya singer shared a lengthy thanksgiving message where she admitted that this was “an opportunity she never thought would happen in this li
“This is the very definition of a full circle moment. When I was a young girl, the first song I ever got to sing on my own in front of an audience was ‘Reflection’ from Disney’s Mulan. And now, almost 18 years later, I get to sing it in front of the world,” Moira said.
“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 li
fe as an artist,” she added.
Moira also shared in an interview with ABS-CBN News that she is just happy that Disney allowed her to put a personal touch in her own version. “I was actually expecting it to have a lot of rules, but when I got into the studio, they just said, ‘We just want Moira,’” she recalled.
Apart from recording its local version, the singer also
shot a music video for the song — one which fans cannot wait to watch. In fact, Moira’s supporters have already congratulated her through social media.
“Yey congrats… for sure ganda ng version mo ng kanta na yan,” read a Facebook comment from Ghen Officiail.
‘Reflection’ was originally performed by Lea Salonga in 1998 while its studio version was recorded by Christina Aguilera in the same year. The former Miss Saigon has also given an inspiring message to the newest Filipino singer of the iconic theme song.
“I’m very happy and thrilled that Moira, the voice of this new generation of artists, has been handpicked to perform the song ‘Reflection’ for the Philippine Market,” Lea said.
ve-action “Mulan” movie is set to hit Philippine cinemas on March 25, 2020.