The surprise is out, So You Think You Can Dance alum and Fil-Am Bailey Muñoz is joining the Wildcat family in the upcoming season of High School Musical: The Musical The Series. His entrance into the series means there'll be at least two Filipinos representing in Season 3 with Olivia Rodrigo. With the season just wrapped, fans can expect more details about the season soon.
Bailey has been dropping hints about his involvement in the series by posting photos with other cast members like showrunner Tim Federle, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serifini, Dara Renee, and more! Not much has been revealed about his character, but fans can bank on seeing his dancing skills on-screen.
Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical The Series takes the Wildcat crew to summer camp away from East High. Fictional Camp Shallow Lake has the gang visiting California staging a production of Frozen. Not only will fans hear their favorite songs from Frozen, but get ready to also hear tunes Camp Rock and more from the franchise.
No word yet on when the new season is releasing, but expect it to be sometime this year!
Cover Photo Credit: Bailey Muñoz Instagram
If you haven't heard Driver's License by Olivia Rodrigo, have you been living under a rock? The song has been out for less than a week and it's already all over social media. The half-Filipina actor and musician landed the No. 1 spot on the US iTunes and Apple Music charts, making her the first Asian-American woman to do it. The single also topped Spotify's Global Top 50 ranking. Just a reminder that this is her first single!
Olivia tells the story of getting her license and excited to drive to an ex's house. But now, she takes the drive alone to get over the heartbreak. The song which gives off major Taylor Swift and Lorde vibes has created a lot of buzz. Whether or not it's about a past relationship, you can't help but feel her emotions in the lyrics. BTW, it's also Taylor approved along with other celebs congratulating her on the awesome song! This ballad is definitely getting added to our "driving thru the suburbs" playlist!
Olivia is no stranger in writing great songs, "All I Want" featured on the Disney+ series, High School The Musical The Series and her character's breakout moment was certified Gold in the US last year. This is only the beginning for this young singer/songwriter, and we can't wait to hear what her EP will offer later this year. We can guarantee we'll be belting out along with her.
Besides music, you might also recognize Olivia from roles on New Girl and Disney Channel's Bizaardvark as Paige Olvera. However, in the time of staying home and binge watching, her biggest role so far would be as Nini Salazar-Roberts in High School The Musical The Series. She's currently filming in Salt Lake City, Utah for Season 2. So you still have time to catch up until the second season premiers sometime this year.
In a Disney video for Asian-American Heritage Month, Olivia talked about her Filipino roots. Her heritage came from her Great-grandfather on her dad's side who came to the US as a teenager. She also shared traditions that she enjoys like making Filipino food. Lumpia is one of her faves. Olivia, share your lumpia recipe with us! The video shows how proud she is of her family and Filipina roots.
With insane talent, crazy vocals, and a bright future ahead, we'll definitely be seeing more of Olivia. If you want to keep up with Olivia and her projects, make sure to check out oliviarodrigo.com for the latest.