Friday, September 13, 2019

Nickelodeon Reveals 'The Casagrandes' Theme Song, Performed by Pop Star Ally Brooke

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON REVEALS THE CASAGRANDES THEME SONG
PERFORMED BY POP STAR ALLY BROOKE

New Animated Series Celebrating Culture, Humor and Love of Family Debuts Monday, Oct. 14

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Nickelodeon revealed today The Casagrandes main title, an energetic, authentic theme song that celebrates of all the things that make up the Casagrandes - family, love, humor and food. Performed by pop star Ally Brooke, the song has elements of urban and pop music and authentic, fast and upbeat Latin music rhythms, giving it a catchy vibe made for kids and adults alike. Most importantly, The Casagrandes’ theme song expresses that “we’re all familia!”


Theme song credits:
Performed by: Ally Brooke
Composed by: Germaine Franco
Lyrics by: Germaine Franco, Michael Rubiner and Lalo Alcaraz

A new home in the city holds big adventures, laughs and love around every corner in Nickelodeon’s new original animated series The Casagrandes, premiering Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). A spinoff of Nick’s animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes tells the story of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family, the Casagrandes. Following its premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, on Nickelodeon.

Starring Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) as 11-year-old Ronnie Annie, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as her brother Bobby and Sumalee Montano (Nashville) as her mom Maria, the series showcases the culture, humor, and love that’s part of growing up in a multigenerational Mexican-American family. After moving in with their grandparents in Great Lakes City, Ronnie Anne adjusts to her new life living under one roof and over the family-run mercado (local market), which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.

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From HOLA! USA:

ALLY BROOKE ON REPRESENTING MEXICAN-AMERICANS IN 'THE CASAGRANDES'

The songstress sings the opening theme for the series and appears in an episode

When Nickelodeon asked Ally Brooke to sing the theme song for their new series The Casagrandes, it was an automatic 'yes!' from the Fifth Harmony member. “It’s a show about a Mexican-American family and I’m Mexican American and it just goes hand-in-hand with who I am,” she told HOLA! USA. “Not only that, but they asked me to star in an episode which was so incredible and so much fun. This is all a dream and I was so happy to do it.” Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes is about a sibling duo that leave their small and move into the city with their larger-than-life family. The 26-year-old songstress spoke to HOLA! USA about what it means to see a family like hers on television, her breakout voiceover role and the importance of the series.

Ally Brooke sings the Casagrandes theme song and makes a special appearance in one episode

HOLA! USA: What can you tell us about your role on the show?
Ally Brooke: "I actually play a pop star named Alisa Barela. It’s really cool because I’m a singer, so it’s kind of like playing an enhanced version of myself. The episode is so much fun and hilarious and also really heartfelt. I actually saw a sketch of what she’s going to look like so spot on to what I wear."

What’s more challenging: doing voiceover for the series or going in the studio to record?
"Being in the recording studio, recording my own music it’s kind of free and loose. But of course recording a character is so different. You have to give different options and the tone of voice and different lines. It’s a different experience but it’s awesome. I didn’t want to leave. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

What does it mean to you personally to see a show highlighting a series about a Mexican-American family on Nickelodeon?
"One of the main reasons I did the show was because I picture my little cousins watching this and seeing themselves in the show and of course seeing me on the show and singing the theme song. It’s so important to be able to show our culture in the world and on television and the fact that Nick brought that opportunity is so special. It’s so incredible that other kids who are Hispanic, but who aren’t as well, are going to see this and hopefully love it and appreciate the different culture."

Do you see any similarities in The Casagrandes to your family?
"Yes! The family is so hilarious and they’re really loud and funny and really involved in each other’s lives and [are] super close knit. That is exactly how my family is, they’re loud and crazy and funny. When I read it I was like wait this is literally my family. So it resonated so perfectly with me."

The Casagrandes follows a Mexican-American family

What do you want viewers to take away from the series?

"I hope that the Mexican-American kids, teenagers, adults, whoever will be able to watch the show and have fun, see themselves and be proud of who they are and proud of how far we have come. I hope that other cultures will be able to appreciate our heritage and our community and our family and who we are. That’s the goal. I can’t wait to see what everyone says about the characters, about the theme song, because this family is a lot of fun with a big heart."

The Casagrandes will premiere Monday, October 14 at 1:30pm on Nickelodeon. After it’s premiere, the series will run weekly on its original slot date starting Saturday, October 19, at 11:30am.

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More Nick: Eugenio Derbez, Ken Jeong and Melissa Joan Hart Join Cast of Nickelodeon’s All-New Animated Series 'The Casagrandes', Premiering October 2019!

Originally published: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 17:21 BST.
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