Disney picks Moira dela Torre to sing Mulan’s theme song ‘Reflection’
Idol Philippines judge Moira dela Torre was chosen by Disney to sing ‘Reflection’, theme song of the upcoming Disney movie Mulan. In an interview with ABS-CBN, the 26-year-old singer shared her excitement on this new milestone. In fact, the said iconic song was 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,” she revealed.
Originally sang by Lea Salonga and Christina Aguillera
Of course, Moira feels surreal singing an iconic song, originally performed by Lea Salonga in the 1998 animated movie Mulan, while its studio version was recorded by Christina Aguilera in the same year.
“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.
Moira feels nervous and proud
Following the successful rendition of Lea and Christina, Moira feels proud and nervous at the same time.
“Actually, at first, to be honest, I was terrified. But if there’s one thing that I learned from ‘Mulan,’ it’s really being true to myself. They made it to that stage because they were true to themselves and I feel very empowered by that,” she said.
The live-action “Mulan” movie will open in Philippine cinemas on March 25.