(SPOT.ph) No one can deny the magic of a Disney song. We all know the classics by heart, and now, you have another reason to sing along as Disney has announced a local rendition of Aladdin's "A Whole New World," featuring Morissette and Darren Espanto.
Twenty-two-year-old Morissette prepped for the project by looking back at Lea Salonga's recordings and performances with Brad Kane, the original Aladdin. "We really have to give our best and add our own flavor. Of course, there's pressure kasi napakaganda talaga ng [original rendition]," said Morissette in a media roundtable interview. Salonga provided the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the 1992 animation.
Both Espanto and Morisette trained under Sarah Geronimo during their time as contestants on The Voice Philippines; Espanto, who was 12 at the time, joined The Voice Kids. It was also during this time they interacted with Salonga. "I hope Coach Lea is happy sa amin ni Darren, being from The Voice," said Morisette, with Espanto adding that they hope to give 'justice' to the classic duet.
The pair, who grew up with the original 1992 movie, are incredibly excited to be part of this project. "[This remake] is a chance for the younger generation to relive what we felt as kids," said Espanto.
There's no word yet on when the official track and music video will come out, but the Aladdin remake hits Philippine cinemas on May 22.