As many of you Disney fans may know, Christina Aguilera recorded a single version of Reflection, from Disney’s animated movie, Mulan. Aguilera was 17 at the time and this single was actually the singer’s first single ever released. The success of Reflection then led to Aguilera recording and releasing her very first album with RCA.
The single went on to become one of the most popular versions of the song, and now it looks as though Aguilera will be making a return with the Disney film thanks to its live-action version, which will be released next month.
According to EW, the American singer will not only be re-recording a new version of the hit song but she will also be coming up with new material for the upcoming Disney live-action, Mulan.
During a Wednesday night performance of her Las Vegas residency Xperience, Aguilera made a special announcement to the fans. “The live-action Mulan is coming out by the way,” Aguilera announced to the crowd. “You have to go see it. I recorded a new “Reflection” and new material for the movie. I’ve been working on that, but this is the original.”
Representatives for both Disney nor Aguilera have not yet responded to EW’s request for comment.
2019 D23 Expo
Christina Aguilera made a special appearance at last year’s D23 expo, where she belted out her version of Reflection during the Mulan panel, but it was never announced she would be involved with the upcoming live-action film.
Aguilera was also given the honor of becoming a Disney Legend at last year’s D23. Ever since 1987, Disney has been honoring select people who have ties to The Walt Disney Company with the title of “Disney Legend”. These Disney Legends are chosen based on qualities and values they have with The Walt Disney Company.
Once it was Aguilera’s turn to walk up on stage and accept this honor, her first words were, “This is way cooler than a Grammy!” You can read more about the 2019 Disney Legends here.
More On The Live-Action Mulan
The official description for the upcoming live-action film reads:
“Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s Mulan, in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.”