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'Julie & The Phantoms' Star Madison Reyes Covers Selena's 'Dreaming Of You' - Listen!

'Julie & The Phantoms' Star Madison Reyes Covers Selena's 'Dreaming Of You' - Listen!

Madison Reyes is wowing fans with her new cover of “Dreaming of You“!

The 16-year-old Julie and the Phantoms star took on the classic song, originally by the late Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

“It has been a crazy last couple of days. But finally a song that means so much me, written by someone who means even more aka the beautifully talented, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, is out,” Madison shared on Instagram. “With the help of so many people, @ferriswheeljay @itsvinnyfromtheblock at @cloudixstudios who helped so much in creating the track but also being supportive in something I didn’t have much experience in doing myself and just being the best family members I could as for.”

“To @byignatius who took all the pictures for the cover art which was edit but the sweetest and kindest person ever @anthonysgraphx . I can’t believe how what started as just a small project, to thanks someone who has inspired most of my career choices, ended up turning into this big thing all helped by amazing people. To my fans, your support is greatly appreciated and I can’t wait to continue to put stuff out there for you as the years continue. To everyone who helped with this project, from the bottom of my heart thank you. ❤️”

Madison won over the hearts of many when she broke onto the scene in the Netflix series Julie and The Phantoms, which premiered in September 2020, and fans all over are anxiously awaiting a season two announcement!

Jadah Marie Says This 'Julie & The Phantoms' Deleted Scene Brought Her & Madison Reyes Closer

Jadah Marie Says This 'Julie & The Phantoms' Deleted Scene Brought Her & Madison Reyes Closer

A new, deleted scene from season one of Julie and The Phantoms was recently released!

The clip is from the first episode and shows Julie (Madison Reyes) running down the stairs and Flynn (Jadah Marie) going after her.

Flynn encourages Julie to get back into the class and show them that she can sing.

“I’ve tried for myself, I’ve tried for Ms. Harrison, I’ve tried for you, I’ve tried for dad and I’ve tried for mom,” Julie says, tearing up. “For a whole year, I’ve been trying, but I can’t do this anymore. I can’t. I’m done.”

Jadah Marie shared the clip on her Instagram and said that that scene brought them closer together IRL.

“DELETE SCENE// This scene really brought Madi and Is friendship closer. Love this girl!❤️,” she wrote. Check out the scene now!

While Julie and The Phantoms hasn’t yet been picked up for a second season, we’re really crossing our fingers and hoping for one!

‘Julie and the Phantoms’ Deleted Scene

Madison Reyes & Charlie Gillespie Release 'Bright' Acoustic Music Video - Watch Now!

Madison Reyes & Charlie Gillespie Release 'Bright' Acoustic Music Video - Watch Now!

If you’re yearning for more Julie and the Phantoms… same.

We don’t have any season two news YET, but stars Madison Reyes and Charlie Gillespie recently put together a beautiful, new acoustic video for the hit song “Bright” from the series.

The song is from the second episode of the series when Julie is trying to get her coveted spot back in the music class. It’s also when the Phantoms are first introduced to an audience that isn’t just Julie.

Charlie has actually previously gushed that “Bright” is one of his favorite songs from the show.

“‘Bright’ is the first song we ever played as a band. It’s the one we used to play so strong together. That one means a lot to me,” he told ET.

“I usually say ‘Bright’ [is my favorite] because that’s the one that we started off with,” Charlie echoed to Screen Rant.

In case you missed it, find out which Julie and the Phantoms star almost didn’t audition for the show!

Madison Reyes & Charlie Gillespie – ‘Bright’ Acoustic

Madison Reyes Almost Didn't Audition For 'Julie & The Phantoms'

Madison Reyes Almost Didn't Audition For 'Julie & The Phantoms'

Madison Reyes is opening up about the audition process for Julie and the Phantoms!

The teen actress of course stars as Julie in the Netflix series and it’s first professional acting gig.

For the role of Julie, casting directors saw 700 auditions from around the world and sent casting calls to the top 100 high schools with strong arts programs across the US.

Madison‘s teacher in Allentown, Penn., suggested that she audition, but she almost didn’t!

“I was at a very good moment in my life where I was back into music, learning how to play piano, doing well in school, and really focused on self-love,” she told YSB Now. “I didn’t want this to be what knocked me down… [A few of my peers] were like, ‘Why not? You never know what could come out of it. Either you don’t do it and nothing happens, or you do it, and you either get it or you don’t.’ So I took a chance.”

“Knowing that I could possibly be that role model for somebody and be the person that someone may look up to really motivated me to want to go and take that leap, especially the fact that my sister might have somebody now that she can look up to and be able to really see herself — and know that she can achieve her dreams no matter how difficult they may seem,” Madison told ET.

“To believe in yourself. You shouldn’t let people drag you down just because of what your background is or where you come from or where you started. As long as you work hard for it, you’ll eventually get there,” she added.

In case you missed it, see what the OG Julie said about the new show!

Julie & The Phantoms Perform Acoustic Version of 'Edge Of Great' - Watch Now!

Julie & The Phantoms Perform Acoustic Version of 'Edge Of Great' - Watch Now!

Julie and the Phantoms have a new music video for their song “Edge of Great“!

The band and stars of the new Netflix series – Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Owen Joyner and Jeremy Shada – performed a socially distant, acoustic version of the song from the show.

At the time of this post, the musical show has only been out for two days and is currently sitting in the top ten in the US on Netflix. The soundtrack is also the number 11 album overall on iTunes, and the number two album on the soundtrack chart.

Madison‘s “Wake Up” is the number four song on the iTunes soundtrack chart, and the band’s “Bright” is number six. The soundtrack has seven other tracks in the top 70 songs on the soundtrack music chart. Check out the full soundtrack here!

In case you missed it, check out what the original Julie from Julie e os Fantasmas said about the new, Netflix remake of the show!

Julie and the Phantoms – ‘Edge of Great’ Acoustic

'Julie & The Phantoms' Is Based Off a Brazilian TV Show, Star Madison Reyes Got Blessing From Original Julie

'Julie & The Phantoms' Is Based Off a Brazilian TV Show, Star Madison Reyes Got Blessing From Original Julie

Did you know that the new Netflix musical series Julie and the Phantoms was actually a Brazilian series first??

The original show aired in 2011 in Brazil under the title, Julie e os Fantasmas.

Here’s a synopsis, via Wikipedia: Julie (Mariana Lessa), a 15-year-old girl, and three ghosts: Daniel, Felix and Martim. Julie frees the musical ghosts who were trapped in a vinyl record. Shortly thereafter, Julie’s life changes completely: she forms a band with the ghosts and starts performing regularly in her city. The friendly ghosts help her deal with daily problems, particularly her passion for music and her love for Nicolas.

While both shows have a similar main plot, IE Julie makes music with a ghost band, the new Kenny Ortega-produced version took a little different approach, focusing on the loss of Julie’s mother and her passion for music, which they shared together.

“It’s a sweet spot for storytelling in the YA space when someone’s got a secret, so we gravitated towards that. The more we dove, we got into the emotion of it and we started thinking about the character of Julie and her journey,” co-showrunner Dan Cross told ET. “When you’re telling a story, you want the protagonist to have the most growth. So we were like, ‘We should lean more into the mother’s passing.’ We decided it was going to be more than a show about a ghost band, once we really got into Julie’s character.”

Star Madison Reyes actually got the blessing from the original Julie, Mariana Lessa.

“When she messaged me, that was so crazy,” Madison said to ET. “It really made me feel like this was true and I’m not dreaming. Even while we were in the process of filming, I just constantly thought back to who Julie already was for so many people and how I want to continue that legacy and do it right and do the character justice because that’s what she deserves. But also, just kind of finding myself through Julie, which is also very interesting because she’s this girl who everybody can relate with. Knowing that made it a much more fun experience because I’m excited to see everybody else’s reaction and how they start to love Julie as well.”

'Julie & The Phantoms' Full Soundtrack Released - Listen Now!

'Julie & The Phantoms' Full Soundtrack Released - Listen Now!

The music from the brand new series Julie and the Phantoms is out now!

The full season one soundtrack features 15 original songs from the show’s stars Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada, Owen Patrick Joyner, Cheyenne Jackson and Savannah May.

Julie and the PhantomsMadison, Charlie, Jeremy and Owen – all sing and play their own instruments on the show and their skills are definitely showed off on the soundtrack.

The new Netflix series comes from High School Musical and Descendants‘ director Kenny Ortega, who executive produced the show and directed some of the episodes.

Here’s a synopsis: High schooler Julie (Reyes) lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians (Gillespie, Joyner, Shada) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and she’s inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.

Be sure to also watch the complete first season of Julie and the Phantoms, which is NOW streaming on Netflix!!