The YouTube video went viral after several websites featured the video from a performance of the operatic group Il Divo in their "A Musical Affair" world tour with the legendary Lea Salonga. All of the articles from these websites were amazingly surprised to hear Princess Jasmine singing live on stage the iconic theme of the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin, and sounded pretty much the same from more than two decades ago. Lea Salonga's 2014 rendition is as perfect as her 1992's. Everyone is stunned! I wasn't! You know why? Because Lea Salonga is just PERFECT!
Here listen to the viral video. I think this performance is from one of their performances in Tokyo, Japan back in April 2014 (which will soon be released in CD and DVD - Yahooo!). Il Divo with Lea Salonga kicked off their world tour with the Asian leg covering Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Then they went to North America encompassing performances in Mexico, all over the United States and Canada. They are right now in Europe for their last leg which would run up to early part of November. ENJOY!
Lea Salonga, the original singing voice of Princess Jasmine is the singing voice also of Fa Mulan in the 1998 Disney animated feature Mulan. She has just celebrated her 35th anniversary in the entertainment industry last year. She held sold-out concerts to punctuate this milestone in her career. She started when she was 7 years old in the Repertory Philippines production of the King and I. In 1989 she opened Miss Saigon in West End after a worldwide search for Kim, the heroine of the musical. In 1991 she opened Miss Saigon in Broadway. She won countless Best Actress in a Musical awards most notably the Sir Lawrence Olivier Award in West End, and the Tony Award in Broadway. She was conferred a Disney Legend by the Disney Company in 2011. AMAZING LEA SALONGA!