By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Oct. 3, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – In just a matter of days, a video of Lea Salonga performing the song “A Whole New World” – which paved the way to her being inducted as a Disney legend – has gone viral.
After ET Online posted the video of Salonga singing the Disney hit with the UK band “Il Divo” early this year, the video hits on Youtube jumped from 100,000 to over 530,000 in less than a week.
The Broadway star was the original singing voice of Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin,” the 1992 Disney animated classic that popularized the tune.
Several more U.S. media outlets followed suit, with MTV.com, Perez Hilton, and Broadway World among others, gushing over Salonga’s performance.