Filipina singer and award-winning West End stage star Rachelle Ann Go has been chosen to sing her version of the theme for the live action “Cinderella” film.
Amit Malhotra, General Manager of Walt Disney Studios, Southeast Asia, explained why they chose the Miss Saigon star for this project.
“We were looking for someone special, not just to sing the song beautifully but to also deliver the message reliably and inspire audiences. We chose Rachelle Ann Go as she embodies the positivity and inspirations of Cinderella, and is a living idol for young Filipinos everywhere who never stopped following her dreams.”
Rachelle, who started her career as the grand winner of singing contest ‘Search For A Star”, is currently based in London for the ongoing West End run of “Miss Saigon,” in which she plays bar girl Gigi alongside other Filipino cast members Jonjon Briones, Eva Noblezada and Tanya Manalang.
On March 7, Disney Channel has premiered the music video of Rachelle singing the classic “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from the original animated fairy-tale written by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. It was also uploaded on Disney Channel Asia YouTube Channel on the same day.
The 2-minute video shows Rachelle singing in the studio while some scenes from the movie plays in the background.
Disney’s “Cinderella”, by the British director Kenneth Branagh opens in cinemas nationwide on March 12th and will also feature the much anticipated short “Frozen Fever” and popular princesses Elsa and Anna.