Celine Dion To Perform Original Song HOW DOES A MOMENT LAST FOREVER For Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST8:41 PM
Written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin") and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice ("The Lion King," "Evita"), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" is an emotional ballad about holding onto life's precious moments.
Dion said, "Being a part of the original 'Beauty and the Beast' was such a magical experience in my life, and I'm truly honored to be a part of this film again."President of Music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, Mitchell Leib, approached the artist on behalf of the project with the idea of recording one of the three new songs written for the film.
"Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song," Leib said. "And everyone involved with the film is thrilled she agreed to be part of this new live-action adaptation."Dion originally performed the duet "Beauty and the Beast" – featuring Menken's haunting melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman's unforgettable lyrics – with Peabo Bryson for the animated film.
Menken also provides the film score along with new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman.