Radio Disney is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a really nostalgic tribute to Disney Channel’s Camp Rock. On this unique clip, singer and actress Bridget Barrera performs the movie’s hit tune “This Is Me” in Spanish, titled “Lo Que Soy.” Not solely is Barrera’s efficiency simply as shifting as Demi Lovato’s unique observe, however she additionally has a particular connection to the 2008 film: her mother is Maria Canals-Barrera! Along with enjoying Lovato’s mother in Camp Rock, Canals-Barrera is well-known for enjoying Selena Gomez’s mother on Wizards of Waverly Place.
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“Disney has been conscious of incorporating a Hispanic character as simply a part of the American household.”
“I like and I am very proud to have performed two wonderful Hispanic characters on Disney Channel,” Canals-Barrera advised Radio Disney. “Being part of a beautiful story the place the character was initially a loving, devoted mom, a enjoyable mom, that additionally occurred to be of Hispanic heritage, it was actually terrific, since you see it all over the place in life, however you do not see sufficient of it in TV. I simply actually cherished that Disney has been conscious of incorporating a Hispanic character as simply a part of the American household.”
Since she was all the time surrounded by Disney Channel stars due to her mother’s job, Barrera (pictured under on the left) added that she actually seemed as much as Lovato and Gomez rising up. “I want they may see how I noticed them once I was youthful. I cherished them a lot and wished to do all the pieces they had been doing. Their drive and their expertise was so inspiring to me.”
Picture Supply: Maria Canals-Barrera
Apparently sufficient, the primary tune she realized and sang in entrance of an viewers was “This Is Me” when she was 5, so attending to carry out it in Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Month now that she’s 17 years previous has actually introduced issues full circle for her. “Spanish provides a lot to that tune. It is already so lovely, however it pulls out one other layer of it that’s simply so cool.” Watch her lovely efficiency above.