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MANILA, Philippines – Broadway star Lea Salonga gave students of Council Rock High School South in Holland, Pennsylvania a special treat when she dropped by the school as guest of the school master class session last March 23.
In the videos posted on YouTube, Lea performed “ I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own,” from Les Miserables. She also performed “Reflection” from Mulan and “A Whole New World” from Aladdin with one of the participants, Noah Barson.
Before singing “Reflection” and “A Whole New World” Lea shared with the students how she got the singing parts of Mulan and Princess Jasmine. She said that she recorded a full version of “Reflection” which she performs in concerts. ( READ: Lea Salonga then and now: 10 amazing moments)
Lea also took time to coach students with one of them doing the song “ Still Hurting” from the play The Last Five Years. Lea ended her session with the students by singing with them “Blackbird” by the Beatles.