Filipina is New Disney Princess? Sarah Geronimo to Sing 'The Glow' for Disney
Philippine's Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo has been chosen by Disney to re-interpret her own version of "The Glow," the theme song of its highly popular Princess franchise "Tangled".
In a Disney Channel's music video teaser, the 26-year-old singer-actress revealed that she did her own version of "The Glow" and the music video is set to premiere on December 6, 2014.
"The Glow" was originally performed by YouTube sensation and Disney UK's "My Camp Rock 2" winner, Shannon Saunders. The British singer debuted in 2011 to coincide with the induction of the character Rapunzel, from the 2010 animated film "Tangled," as an official Disney Princess.
According to Angmalaya.net, the teaser generated excitement among Sarah's fans online, making "Sarah G. The New Disney Princess" zoom up as a worldwide trend on Twitter.
Sarah G is becoming one of the top Asian artists as of late. She won the Southeast Asia Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, defeating other nominees from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
"Congratulations to Sarah Geronimo on becoming the 2014 MTV EMA Best Southeast Asia Act winner! From her nominations at the MTV EMA last year to this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, we knew she was a fast-rising Asian star. We will continue to elevate Asian artists at international platforms, grow the awareness and appreciation of Asian music and artists for fans around the world to enjoy," Vice President of MTV Brand and Digital Media Paras Sharma said.
Currently, Sarah serves as one of the coaches of ongoing version of the singing competition, "The Voice of the Philippines."
ABS CBN notes that the singer-actress is following the footsteps of her fellow judge and Disney Legend Lea Salonga, who is behind the singing voices of Disney Princesses Jasmine and Mulan.
"Tangled" is the 2010 animated movie from Disney about Princess Rapunzel voiced by Mandy Moore. It also showcases the voices of Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider and Donna Murphy as Mother Gothel. IMDb reports that the movie grossed £5,106,612 on its Opening Weekend.