Lea Salonga Sings A Whole New World After Twenty Years
As Lea Salonga sings “A Whole New World,” the world swoons. People who saw the Disney classic film “Aladdin” as well those from the American entertainment circuit admired her for a fabulous rendition. Almost everyone who saw and heard her were amazed by how her singing voice seemed not to age.
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When Lea Salonga sings A Whole New Worldafter two decades of not doing so, what can the public expect?
No less than a soulful performance, which took the world by storm, so to speak. The classical vocal group Il Divo joined her in singing the Disney classic.
Various American entertainment shows such as Entertainment Tonight and MTV praised the said performance. BroadwayWorld.com was one of those sites that gave good reviews.
So, that’s basically what happens when Lea Salonga sings A Whole New World.
IL DIVO & Lea Salonga "A Whole New World" 10-3-2014
The movie tells the story of Jasmine, the daughter of a sultan (equivalent of a king), who fell in love with a commoner named Aladdin. He became rich because of a genie (a kind of spirit that grants someone’s wishes), voiced by Robin Williams (1951-2014).
The blue Genie in the desert coming out from a lamp in the movie ‘Alladin’
When Leah Salonga sings A Whole New World, people are reminded again of her being the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin.
American actor-singer Brad Kane sang the title character.
A Whole New World, written by Tim Price and composed by Alan Menken, won Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards.
Salonga is also the singing voice of Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998)and Mulan II (2004). In 2011, The Walt Disney Company inducted her as a “Disney Legend.”
Leah Salonga in dangling earrings and black dress singing ‘A Whole New World’ with Il Divo
Going back to her performance with Il Divo, a certain Reiko Tomiyama wrote this comment on YouTube:
This performance was perfect. Leah, as always, was flawless. I can’t believe it’s been more than ten years since ‘Aladdin’ was released; yet, her voice still sounds the same. Clear and angelic.- Reiko Tomiyama
Tomiyama added that Salonga’s co-performers probably found her singing remarkable as well:
She is so amazing. I’m pretty sure Il Divo was just as impressed with her vocal skills.- Reiko Tomiyama
In the Philippines, she was picked to be one of the judges in the country’s editionof the popular reality singing contest The Voice.
Indeed, when Lea Salonga sings A Whole New World, it feels like a magic carpet ride.