7 Movie-Musical Stars Who Didn’t Actually Sing Their Parts
Some superstars are legit triple-threats: They’re incredible singers, actors and dancers (yeah, we’re looking at you, Beyonce!). That type of sheer talent is why stars like Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake are so coveted in Hollywood. They can do it all, so there’s never a need to fill gaps with stunt doubles or voiceover actors. Would Hannah Montana have been so fun if Miley Cyrus wasn’t actually singing, acting and dancing? Of course not!
But imagine this situation: A director is looking for the star for his new movie-musical. In walks an actor who’s gorgeous, funny and totally perfect for the part — but he can’t sing! Sometimes that happens, but if an actor is really that great, there’s a solution. He or she gets the role, does an amazing job and then steps back to allow professional singers record the soundtracks! We get the stars we want to see and the songs we want to sing. It’s a win-win!
Zac Efron, High School Musical
This one's an open secret... meaning not a secret at all. When HSM first premiered, rumors swirled that it wasn't really Zac behind hit songs like "Breaking Free" and "Get'cha Head in the Game." Eventually, Disney came clean and admitted that in order to create the perfect soundtrack, Zac's voice was blended with that of Drew Seeley. Drew went on to sing in a ton of Disney productions, including Shake It Up!, Jump In! and several Disneymania albums! And, for the record, Zac did his own singing in the later HSM flicks!
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