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Disney Music Asia has just dropped the official lyric video of “Simulan” sung by Maris Racal, the Filipino rendition of Disney Princess anthem, “Starting Now.”
Filipina actress-singer Maris Racal lends her voice to sing the Filipino version of the new Disney Princess anthem, “Simulan,” which is part of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration.
Originally sung by Grammy Award-winner singer Brandy, “Starting Now” is the official anthem of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration. The song discusses bravery, kindness, and courage--qualities that Disney’s popular heroines possess.
Racal’s Filipino version of the song was released last November 5, 2021.
The Filipina artist shared the delightful news on her personal Instagram page, including a photo of her recording the track.
“Definitely a princess moment,” Maris wrote on her social media post.
“My first ever project with @disneystudiosph is finally here! I can’t believe this is happening,” she added.
Fans and friends alike extended their congratulations to Maris for marking a milestone in her musical career.
Racal, who’s known for her stint in Pinoy Big Brother, expressed her excitement in letting everyone hear her rendition of the Disney Princess anthem. She also hoped that the song would empower more young Filipinas to follow their dreams without forgetting to be kind and compassionate to others.
“With this song, I hope the young Filipinas would feel empowered to do the things that they’ve always wanted to do, to not forget about the hearts of gold that they have, and to chase their dreams while being compassionate to other people,” the actress-singer shared in the behind-the-scenes clip with Disney.
“I absolutely cannot wait for you to hear my rendition of “Starting Now,” she added.
Prior to Maris, some Filipino artists have already lent their voices to sing some of Disney’s original soundtracks.
Filipina singer KZ Tandingan notably performed Disney’s first-ever Original Soundtrack (OST) in the Filipino language for “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
Earlier, renowned Filipino singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre was handpicked by Disney to record for local release the version of the hit OST “Reflection” from “Mulan,” originally sung by Broadway star Lea Salonga.
Singer-actor Iñigo Pascual was also tapped to perform the Philippine version of “Remember Me,” the hit OST from well-loved Disney-Pixar film “Coco."
Watch the official lyric video for Maris Racal’s “Simulan” below!