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Lea Salonga’s “A Whole New World”


Lea Salonga performs one of her classic songs from the Disney musical, “Aladdin” with a member of the audience.


Lea Salonga: Do you want to do this?

[audience cheering] Okay, this is not a plant.

If he is awful, then you know it's not a plant.

Stand there where it's red, on that little red bit of tape.

For your sake this had better be good.

Abraham: Yes, actually... LS: What's your name, first of all?

A: My name is Abraham.

LS: Abraham.

A: Yes.

LS: Where are you from?

I mean besides that you're from the Philippines.

Are you from Sydney?

A: Yes.

LS: You live in Sydney. What do you do?

A: I look after the elderly, like nursing.

LS: You're a nurse!

[audience cheering and laughing] LS: This could not have gone any better than that.

Handa ka na ba? Are you ready?

A: Yes!

LS: Okay, so here we go!

'A Whole New World' from Disney's 'Aladdin.'

♪ I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid ♪ ♪ Tell me, princess, now when did ♪ You last let your heart decide? ♪ ♪ I can open your eyes Take you wonder by wonder ♪ ♪ Over, sideways and under On a magic carpet ride ♪ ♪ A whole new world A new fantastic point of view ♪ ♪ No one to tell us, 'No' Or where to go ♪ ♪ Or say we're only dreaming A whole new world ♪ ♪ A dazzling place I never knew ♪ But when I'm way up here ♪ It's crystal clear That now I'm in a whole new world with you ♪ ♪ Now I'm in a whole new world with you ♪ Unbelievable sights ♪ Indescribable feeling ♪ Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling ♪ ♪ Through an endless diamond sky ♪ A whole new world (don't you dare close your eyes) ♪ ♪ A hundred thousand things to see (hold your breath, it gets better) ♪ ♪ I'm like a shooting star, I've come so far ♪ I can't go back to where I used to be ♪ ♪ A whole new world (every turn, a surprise) ♪ ♪ With new horizons to pursue (every moment, red-letter) ♪ ♪ I'll chase them anywhere, there's time to spare ♪ ♪ Let me share this whole new world with you ♪ ♪ A whole new world (a whole new world) ♪ ♪ That's where we'll be (that's where we'll be) ♪ ♪ A thrilling chase (a wondrous place) ♪ ♪ For you and me


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