TMSM Mythbusters: Dying Girl Sings WDW’s Wishes Song

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The goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors, myths and misconceptions in the Disney-verse. Usually we only tackle two myths on Monday’s with a lot of facts, but tonight in honor of the final Wishes show later this week I wanted to repost this article.

Dying Girl Sings WDW’s Wishes Song

TMSM Mythbusters: Dying Girl Sings WDW’s Wishes Song 2“Star light, star bright,  first star I see tonight.  I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish, I wish tonight. We’ll make a wish, and do as dreamers do, and all our wishes, will come true.” The “Wishes” song is one of those songs most of us Disney fans know, but don’t even realize we know. The voice of the little girl who sings the main intro gets us all right in the Disney Cry-zone. The myth in question states that the girl who sings that part was actually a young lady who was sick and dying, and her last wish was to be a part of Disney forever. So of course Disney granted her wish, took her into a recording studio, and let her sing the opening to Wishes… It doesn’t help that the several instances of this myth I could find online start with “A CM told me”…..

11733664_10204485429521147_542702310_oThe thing is child’s part of “Wishes” is sung by Charity Farris. The young Ms. Farris is actually an accomplished singer who also sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on “Pop 4 Kids: Stop in the Name of Love” and “All Star” on “Pop 4 Kid:Get This Party Started!” It also seems she is very much alive.  Making this myth busted. (Special thanks to Nation Member Stacey Gumaer Wenzel for providing a photo of her Wishes Soundtrack liner for us!)

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