Is Christina Aguilera's 2020 "Reflection" Better Than the "Mulan" Original?

Over 20 years after her original recording, and just in time for the (delayed) premiere of Disney's live-action "Mulan," Christina Aguilera released a new version and accompanying music video of "Reflection," one of the most recognized songs from the 1998 animated classic. The song, sung by the Tony-winning Lea Salonga (who also provided Princess Jasmine's singing voice in 1992's "Aladdin"), was Aguilera's breakout, debut single; she recorded it when she was just 17 years old, and it led to the financial security she needed to record her first album with RCA Records. Aguilera's version, then and now, differs from the movie's version, though, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't partial to one over the other.

Brigitte Carreiro
by Brigitte Carreiro
Aug 28, 2020