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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 following “All I Need For Christmas Is You”-level vacation track. Garcia steps into the function of the singing-dancing extraordinaire so seamlessly that one may assume she’s really a pop star. So, is Aimee Garcia actually singing in “Christmas With You”?

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

“Netflix had provided me this function 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 verify 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 study all of the songs . . . so once they mentioned, ‘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” had been hoping for Garcia to emulate. “[When I asked], ‘What sort of voice are you guys considering?’ And so they’re like, ‘Oh, you realize, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson.’ ‘Oh, so one of the best singers of our era?’ I mentioned, ‘Not gonna occur in three days.'”

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

Ultimately, Garcia let go of the doubts in her head and as a substitute 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 mentioned, ‘I am simply going to steer with my strengths of dancing efficiency and sing from the guts . . . And that is all I can do.”

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

You possibly can watch Garcia showcase her pop-star-level singing and dancing expertise in “Christmas With You,” streaming now on Netflix.

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