Now it can be told.
Rachelle Ann Go has been tapped to sing and star in the music video of the beloved Disney song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
The singer-actress will revive the song that was first used in the 1950 Cinderella animated film. This project is in conjunction with the March 12 opening of the new live-action film, Cinderella.
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,” said Malhotra.
Disney is reviving the song with a new arrangement and music video to deliver the inspirational and positive message of the 2015 Cinderella movie, which is to believe in your dreams, be positive and most importantly “Have Courage and Be Kind.”
The Pinay singer has earned rave reviews for portraying Gigi in the West End revival of the musical Miss Saigon. Her portrayal of a Vietnamese bar girl has earned for her awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress from London award-giving bodies.
In the video, Disney also produced a touching segment – a memorable moment where Rachelle was surprised by a visit from her mother who flew all the way from Manila to surprise her during the studio recording. Fans can look forward to a heart-warming video as well as various interactive segments with Rachelle regarding this very special project.
The music video of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Channel Asia YouTube Channel this Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Disney’s decision to cast Rachelle Ann Go in the music video - “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” is in line with the company’s approach to dream, create and celebrate the most magical stories and adventures, each woven around a relatable, empowered local idol who delights everyone and especially inspires girls to realize their full potential.
As a child, Rachelle always dreamt of becoming a singer and recording star, frequently joining national talent competitions from an early age.
Her breakthrough came when she was declared the grand winner of Search for a Star singing contest in 2003 in Manila.
What followed was a sensational realization of Rachelle's dream – expressing herself through music, gaining fame and ardent fans, releasing top-selling albums, headlining sold-out concerts, and winning awards for her craft around the world.