- “I'm now doing a Radio Disney tour throughout the US. I'm visiting a school in each city and performing a few songs for them, then answering their questions. I'm really enjoying introducing children to a style of music they may have not been exposed to before and I hope I will also inspire some of them to work hard at what they enjoy and pursue their dreams.”
- ―Hayley Westenra's review on Radio Disney, 2004
Hayley Dee Westenra is a New Zealand soprano singer, songwriter, classical crossover artist, and second youngest UNICEF Ambassador (behind Selena Gomez), who contributed the song "Here Beside Me" in the 2004 Disney direct-to-DVD film, Mulan II. The Decca Records featured Hayley Westenra in the national Radio Disney music education tour for middle-school students. She has been invited to appear on several upcoming Radio Disney school visits 2004. She also performed "Always" in the 2005 direct-to-video animated film, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. In 2013, she contributed a re-performance of "Stay Awake" from 1964 film, Mary Poppins. Outside of Disney, she is also well known for recording the 2011 version of "World in Union", the official theme song of the Rugby World Cup.