Netflix’s Let It Snow is principally good, however the solely factor that might have made it higher was if Isabela Merced acquired an opportunity to contribute to the superb soundtrack. The 18-year-old Peruvian-American cutie (whom you may acknowledge as the titular star of Dora and the Misplaced Metropolis of Gold) has some majorly spectacular pipes, and shortly after changing her stage name from Isabela Moner to Isabela Merced in honor of her grandmother, she dropped her first music video for her newest single, “Papi.”
In an October interview with Refinery 29, Merced spoke about wanting her music to represent her Latinx heritage, which suggests releasing lots of bilingual music. “I can’t wait to show people this side of me, this completely stripped down side of me,” she mentioned. “It’s probably the most authentic thing I’m doing as an artist.” Whereas we eagerly watch for Merced to drop extra music (and to see her star opposite Jason Momoa in Netflix’s forthcoming film Candy Woman), listed below are some clips of Merced displaying off her insane vocal expertise.