Is Aimee Garcia Actually Singing in Christmas With You?

In Netflix’s new vacation rom-com “Christmas With You,” Aimee Garcia performs Angelina, a Latin pop star coping with profession burnout who’s tasked with writing the subsequent “All I Need For Christmas Is You”-level vacation tune. Garcia steps into the position of the singing-dancing extraordinaire so seamlessly that one would possibly assume she’s truly a pop star. So, is Aimee Garcia actually singing in “Christmas With You”?

The reply is sure, and Garcia, who just isn’t a skilled singer — consider it or not — tells taking over the position of a global pop sensation was “terrifying.” Whereas Garcia has some singing expertise after recording a tune for a season 5 musical episode of Netflix’s “Lucifer,” the position of Angelina offered a complete new problem.

“Netflix had provided me this position in ‘Christmas With You’ due to the musical episode on ‘Lucifer,’ however I barely sang and danced [for that],” Garcia says. “And [I] might or might not have taken a shot of tequila within the sound sales space. I can’t affirm nor deny.” Making issues much more intimidating, Garcia was on a time crunch to nail Angelina’s powerhouse vocals. “I solely had three days to be taught all of the songs . . . so once they stated, ‘You are going to play an expert singer with a number of Grammys and platinum information worldwide,’ I had a minor panic assault.”

Panic assault quantity two got here when Garcia heard which pop stars the producers behind “Christmas With You” have been hoping for Garcia to emulate. “[When I asked], ‘What sort of voice are you guys pondering?’ And so they’re like, ‘Oh, you recognize, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson.’ ‘Oh, so the very best singers of our era?’ I stated, ‘Not gonna occur in three days.'”

CHRISTMAS WITH YOU, from left: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., 2022. ph: Jessica Kourkounis / Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

In the long run, Garcia let go of the doubts in her head and as an alternative studied pop legends like Madonna and Britney Spears, whose legacies helped her attain an encouraging epiphany. “Their efficiency is plain, proper? They’re pop stars. They’re legends,” she says. “And I stated, ‘I am simply going to guide with my strengths of dancing efficiency and sing from the guts . . . And that is all I can do.”

In line with her costar Freddie Prinze Jr., who performs Miguel, the widowed music trainer who reignites Angelina’s ardour for writing, Garcia is not giving herself sufficient credit score. “Lady, they lower a soundtrack and are releasing it . . . since you killed it so good,” Prinze Jr. says. “They do not do this until it is good!”

You’ll be able to watch Garcia exhibit her pop-star-level singing and dancing abilities in “Christmas With You,” streaming now on Netflix.

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