Monday, September 24, 2007


As written in NST...

Jaclyn Victor and Vince Chong sing their version of the cover song of a hit Disney movie, and in Bahasa too. STORMING into every child’s heart is the latest hit production of the Disney Channel Original Movie sequel High School Musical 2, with Jaclyn Victor and Vince Chong rendering their version of the cover song You Are the Music in Me in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.

A music video was also made of their performance, which will premiere this Saturday at 7.30pm before the encore telecast of High School Musical 2.

“The video took two days to complete and was shot mostly in Putrajaya near the Wawasan Bridge and at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

“I’m thrilled to be singing the song from the movie about believing in yourself and following your dreams as it echoes how I feel,” said Jaclyn.

“I’m impressed with the talented youths in the movie. It’s not easy to sing, dance and act all at the same time.

“It was something new for me to sing a song from a musical. I hope to do more of the same in future,” she added.

As for Vince, he had been interested in musicals since childhood.

“It’s truly a dream come true for me. When I was young, I would sing Disney classics and write lyrics for school plays but I never I would make a career out of it,” said Vince.

Last year, Vince represented Malaysia by teaming up with Singaporean Alicia Pan and Filipino Nikki Gil to record the song Breaking Free from Disney’s smash hit, High School Musical for the Asian edition of the soundtrack CD.

“The musical is all about being positive and helps kids to be confident about themselves. I’m glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it,” added Vince.

“It is an honour to have Jaclyn and Vince sing both the English and Bahasa Malaysia versions of the song because we believe their talent coupled with their popularity will create a new fan base for the channel,” said vice president and managing director of Walt Disney Television International, LauraWendt.

High School Musical 2 premiered in the United States with record-breaking ratings, attracting over 17 million viewers to become the most-watched cable telecast of all time. Its soundtrack re-wrote chart history with its debut at the top of the US Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Locally, High School Musical 2 took the number one spot in the ratings among six to 14-year-olds when it premiered on the Disney Channel.

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