Lea Salonga gave simple advice to aspiring singers.
Veteran singer Lea Salonga on Friday gave simple advice to aspiring singers who were thinking of pursuing a singing career.
PUSH reported that Lea gave simple advice for those who were thinking of pursuing a singing career.
In a Facebook Live interview with Monster RX 93.1 last Friday, Lea said that aspiring singers should “have the goods”.
Lea also said that if those aspiring singers wanted to make this a career, they have to sing well — regardless of the quality of their kind of singing that they did — without the help of “Auto-Tune”.
Aside from this, Lea also stressed the importance of having an emotional connection to a song.
“That’s the thing. They all sing well. They’re all emotionally connected. You can feel the emotion when they sing. You have to be at least that, if you want to make this a career. You have to have the chops for this… Have the goods. Make sure you have the goods,” Lea said.
Lea, however, said that it shouldn’t matter for those who wanted to sing as a hobby.
Recently, Lea marked her 43rd year in the industry by looking back at her first-ever stage performance.
Her rise to international fame started when Lea played the lead role of Kim in the musical “Miss Saigon” at the age of 18.
Lea went on to star as Eponine in the Broadway production of “Les Misérables” in 1993 and Mei-Li in the Broadway version of “Flower Drum Song” in 2002.
She was also the singing voice of Fa Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan 2” and Princess Jasmine in the Disney movie “Aladdin”. For this, Lea was recognized as a “Disney Legend” back in 2011.