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[REVIEW] ‘Elena of Avalor’ Original Soundtrack

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Some of you who stick to animated movies may not be aware we have a new Disney princess. Last summer, Disney’s first Latina princess was crowned from the world of TV: Elena of Avalor. At first, I was a little skeptical of a TV princess, but then I watched the show and it is actually really good. One of the standouts of the show is its strong music. Recently, a new digital soundtrack was released and I highly recommend checking it out.

There are two soundtracks available: one is a CD with only seven songs and the other is digital with 23 songs. As there is only $2 difference in cost, I recommend the latter! The 23 songs cover the first season of the show that ran from July 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016. It’s pretty impressive to have 23 songs in such a brief time period. It has also been renewed for second and third seasons, so there will be much more music to enjoy.

The key to any music working is, of course, the quality of the singers and songwriting, and, fortunately, both of those are in fine form here. The songs are written by Craig Gerber, John Kavanaugh, Tony Morales, and Rene Camacho, who is the Latin music consultant. I’m no expert, but the arrangements have a Broadway feel with Latin flair that is a whole lot of fun.

The vocal cast is also very strong with the theme sung by Grammy award winner Gaby Moreno and Elena’s singing done by her voice actress, Aimee Carrero. Both are first rate, as is the rest of the cast

Here are a few videos to give you an idea of a couple of the songs:

It’s easy to dismiss shows on Disney Channel as just for kids, especially when it is tied to Sophia the First, like Elena is, but trust me – this is good for the entire family and the soundtrack is great. It’s under $10 on iTunes, Amazon (CD here, Digital here), and any other digital retailers, so give it a shot. I think you will like it!

What do you think of the Elena of Avalor soundtrack? Let us know in the comments!

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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About Rachel Wagner

Rachel has loved animation since she was a little girl singing songs from The Little Mermaid at the top of her lungs. She currently works in social media marketing and loves to blog and vlog about Disney, Pixar and all kinds of movies in her free time. Her favorite movie is Up and she considers herself quite the Cinderella aficionado seeing every version she can get her hands on. She also loves animated TV shows like Simpsons, Gravity Falls, Star Wars Rebels and more. Follow her on twitter @smilingldsgirl
  • Nice review, the songs on this show are actually really nice! I’m a big fan of Someone Special and Feel Free to Have Fun.

    • Rachel Wagner

      I like those songs also. Thanks!

  • These songs are just amazing!! So lively and really feels as alive as the Disney movie songs!! Awesome review :DDD

  • ValkarieandherInventorChief

    This is one example of where I am jealous of Disney. I want some of Race to the edge’s score but they haven’t released any.. 🙁
    This show is still cute though I wish the CG would be better rendered at times like Star wars Rebels.