Disney chose Filipina singer Moira Dela Torre to sing the Philippines’ version of “Reflection,” which is the theme song of the live-action movie “Mulan.”
In an interview with the 26-year-old star “hugot” singer, Moira said she isn’t worried that people will compare her version with Christina Aguilera and fellow Filipina singer Leah Salonga who previously sang “Reflection” for the movie’s first release.
“To be honest, I was terrified at first to do it. But if there’s one thing I learned from Mulan, Lea Salonga, and Christina Aguilera, it’s being true to myself,” she said. “They made it to that stage because they were true to themselves, and I feel empowered by that.”
Moira sings PH version of ‘Reflection’ for Mulan
According to an ABS-CBN report, Moira said she’s happy that Disney trusted her to sing the local version of “Reflection,” the first song she ever learned.
“It really felt like a full circle, because ‘Reflection’ is the first song I ever had to learn in full because I had to sing it for a special number for our church’s second anniversary. It was basically what opened the door for me to start loving music,” Moira shared.
“It’s very cool because this happened. It’s crazy. I wouldn’t have believed that I would get to work with Disney for something as big as this. If you asked me this last year, I still wouldn’t believe it. It’s such a great opportunity, and I’m very grateful for it,” she added.
The live-action “Mulan” movie will open in Philippine cinemas on March 25.