Who Sings "Be My Baby" On 'Dirty Dancing'? The ABC Remake Gives A New Voice To The Music
Get ready for some dirty dancing! ABC is bringing back the classic and much-beloved film with an all new three-hour remake starring Abigal Breslin as Baby and newcomer Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle. Along with the new film comes new versions of the classic songs from the movie, including "Be My Baby," which was originally sang by The Ronettes. So who sings "Be My Baby" in the Dirty Dancing remake? It's actually 18-year-old Bea Miller who sings the timeless tune.
The young singer first shot up to fame when she appeared on the second season of The X Factor, winning ninth place. She released her first album, Not an Apology, in 2015, which included the popular singles "Fire N Gold" and "Young Blood."
"Be My Baby" is on the soundtrack for the three-hour movie event, which is now available for purchase on iTunes and available for streaming on Spotify. The soundtrack also includes remakes of almost all of the songs from the original film, including "Hey Baby," "Hungry Eyes," and "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life," as well as some new songs.
The various tunes are sung by a mix of the cast and other well-known artists, such as Lady Antebellum, Nicole Scherzinger, Calum Scott, Seal, and Karmin, just to name a few.
For those unfamiliar with the original film, the story follows Baby who goes away to a summer resort with her family and ends up falling in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny. Though her father forbids their romance, that doesn't stop Baby from being with Johnny. (Nobody puts her in a corner.)
The ABC reboot will be more of a musical and the entirety of the cast will sing, hence why they're on the soundtrack. Though Patrick Swayze, who played Johnny in the original film, did sing "She's Like the Wind" with Wendy Fraser, for the film, the original movie wasn't actually a musical, so this will be a new twist to the iconic story.
Another surprise variation is that the remake will tell viewers what happened after Johnny and Baby's summer together. Debra Messing, who plays Baby's mom in the new installment, revealed to E! News that the remake will continue on past the original's ending. "You find out what happens to Baby and Johnny years later," Messing stated.
Besides that though, the new television event should stay close to the original. You can see the new Dirty Dancing when it airs on Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.