Singer Liamani Segura starring in ‘High School Musical’ Disney+ series


Liamani Segura, a 13-year-old singer living in Racine, makes her TV acting debut playing Emmy on the third season of

You have to be incredibly talented and brave to sing Mariah Carey songs with Mimi in the audience.

But Liamani Segura, born and based in Racine, is both of those things and more.

And she’s just 13 years old.

In June, Segura got to perform a medley of Carey songs for the singing legend’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York. As if that wasn’t prestigious enough, it was at Carey’s request; the pop diva had called Segura “phenomenal” on Twitter.

Segura nailed the performance — after just two days of practice, her dad Anthony Segura said — and was joined on stage by another singing legend, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, who’s become a business partner and who the Racine teen calls “family.”

Their ventures are still under wraps, but Segura already opened for Boyz II Men at the Wisconsin State Fair last year, and earlier this year, got to sing with the group at Summerfest and their hometown concert in Philadelphia.

And now Segura — who’s amassed 414,000 Instagram followers and nearly 20 million views on her YouTube channel with her dazzling singing videos — is making her TV acting debut on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

Her character, Emmy, first appeared on the second episode of the Disney+ show’s third season, which dropped Wednesday. (New episodes come out every Wednesday on the streaming service, with Segura scheduled to appear again in episodes five and eight.)

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