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Jason Mraz: Lucky, En Español

This will make you happy.

There is a new, Spanish version of “Lucky” out there. The part of Colbie Caillat is being played by Ximena Sariñana, a Mexican singer, actress and Latin Grammy winner.

I love Jason’s “La Nueva Belleza” even more than the original “Beauty in Ugly” so I was excited to hear this version of “Lucky”, but it’s not quite the same thing. Jason’s verses are still in English, Ximena sings hers in Spanish, and then they both sing the chorus in Spanish. It’s ok, but not as exciting as “Belleza”.

lucky spanglish

The video has the same cut-and-pasted feel as the song. There’s no new footage of Jason – although I love him in the suit, so that’s alright – they just deleted Colbie and added in Ximena, also standing on a beach looking dreamy and wearing something flowy. The dubbing isn’t too bad, but I had to laugh a little, listening to Jason singing in Spanish while his mouth was moving in English.

It’s pretty brilliant, really, switching out Colbie. The way the video was filmed, with the two of them in such different locations, they could have cute pop sensations all over the world record the female part, stand on a beach, and quickly have a video ready to take the local charts by storm. Jason doesn’t even have to break a sweat, which is good because it sounds like he has enough to be getting on with for this summer’s tour.

You’ll hear the music fill the air,
Lisa


Mraz on Ellen: You Probably Missed It

jason_colbie_ellenTeri wrote last week to ask why there wasn’t any notice that Jason was going to perform on “Ellen” with Colbie Caillat. That’s a very good question.

I did get an email last week announcing that there’s a new Jason Mraz shirt for sale – which is actually a drawing of President Obama, and not really that much of a Mraz shirt at all – but I got nothing about any TV appearances.

Here’s an open letter to whoever is in charge of Mraz’ website and email blasts:

Dear Sir or Madam,

It seems you are having trouble keeping Jason’s fan base updated on his schedule. If you are in need of some extra help to keep things moving, please drop me a note. Because it’s such a worthy cause, I’ll only charge you half of my usual web service fee. Actually, throw in a few free tickets and things, and we’ll call it even.

Sincerely,
Lisa