The Voice Kids season one alum and newly-minted MCA Music recording artist, EDRAY TEODORO, released a local cover of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit, “How Far I’ll Go,” from the Disney animated film, MOANA. “How Far I’ll Go” was nominated at The 89th Academy Awards for Best Original Song, and the cover comes out just in time for the release of Edray’s 3rd single, “Wala Lang,” from her upcoming self-titled album. Check out the music video released by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines):
Edray competed on the first season of ABS-CBN’s reality-based talent search for The Voice Kids. She finished in the Top 6 under the tutelage of OPM rock icon Bamboo Mañalac, Edray turned in youthful yet stirring covers of hits by a wide variety of artists, including Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” It was natural for Edray to pick up different styles in singing as she showed early signs of interest in music. At the age of 3, she was already jamming along to the records of OPM greats Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano. She fell in love with performing and believed that she can be someone someday. Her new single, “Wala Lang,” is now released and can be downloaded/streamed, here.
MOANA: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition is now available via digital retailers here.
“How Far I’ll Go” is Moana’s song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is performed in the film by newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho. The end-credit version of the song is performed by Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara. Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features seven original songs and a full original score, plus two reprises as well as two end-credit versions of songs from the film. The diverse and dynamic team behind the film’s inspired music includes Tony®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who counts among his credits Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning “Hamilton” and the Tony-winning “In the Heights.” The creative team also includes three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” and the Oscar®-winning “Training Day”) and Opetaia Foa‘i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, a winner of numerous world music awards.
“Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.