Halle Bailey impressed the filmmakers with her audition for Ariel in "The Little Mermaid"
Director Rob Marshall and the team felt a strong emotional connection to Bailey's performance
Alan Menken praised Bailey's talent and emotional depth in her rendition of "Part of Your World"
"The Little Mermaid" started Disney's Renaissance Era and brought back classic songs
The remake includes new original songs to expand the story
Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborated on the soundtrack, adding his creative touch
Miranda's contribution includes a surprise rap in "The Scuttlebutt"
The collaboration between Marshall, Miranda, and producer John DeLuca produced memorable music
Halle Bailey captures the innocence and magic of Ariel's character in the remake