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Kate Higgins likely the singer behind Super Mario Odyssey’s “Jump Up, Super Star!”

Posted on October 10, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Update: To clarify, Nintendo tagged “Kate Davis” in the MP3, but it’s thought to be Catherine Davis “Kate” Higgins. Kate Davis is someone else. If the actual singer turns out to be Kate Davis and not Catherine Davis “Kate” Higgins (or someone else entirely), we’ll let you know. As things stand, we believe the singer to be the person described below.


Ever since we first heard the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song for Super Mario Odyssey, we’ve wondered who actually sings it. Thanks to Nintendo’s official upload of the music, we may have an answer.

An upload of the Super Mario Odyssey theme song was added to the official website here. After poking through the included MP3, fans noticed that Kate Davis (known as Catherine Davis “Kate” Higgins) is tagged.

Here’s her bio from Wikipedia:

Catherine Davis “Kate” Higgins (born August 16, 1969), also known as Kate Davis, is an American voice actress, singer, and jazz pianist. Her major voice roles have been in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, and she is best known as the voice of Sakura Haruno in Naruto. She has also voiced C.C. in Code Geass and Saber in the original Fate/stay Night. In 2010, she voiced Miles “Tails” Prower in the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog. She also voices Kate, Stinky and Lilly in the Alpha and Omega sequels. In 2014, She became the voice of Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury in the Viz English dub of Sailor Moon.

So there you have it. We may finally have an answer about the mystery singer of the Super Mario Odyssey theme song.

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  • TDude73

    I didn’t know Sailor Mercury was the singing voice of Pauline!?!!!!!!

  • StrawhatEevee

    Lol no way. It’s Saber from Fate/Stay Night and Sakura form Naruto.

  • AquaBat

    She goes by Kate Davis too. It’s a pseudonym. Lots of people in media tend to do that, especially voice actors, of which she is one.

  • Fredrik Nilsson

    She was the voice actress of Tails from Sonic The Hedgehog franchises, and I didn’t know she’s singing so beautiful! 😀

  • Aiddon

    So now Lissa is voicing Pauline.

    • Hey, Mario, we HAVE to do SOMETHING!

  • Ferrett

    Also the live action sections of the trailer were filmed in Montevideo Uruguay.. even tho it has heavy CGI covering most things, we could tell which streets from the Old City Neighbourhood were used.. I have pictures from Google Streetview to compare.. even the Uruguayan shield of arms is left intact in one scene..

  • エヴェリン

    The second I remembered Kate has experience in jazz singing she became my one and only guess
    I’M OVER THE MOON NOW

  • Sascha

    iTunes lists the song ft. Kate Davis, but a google search seems to be someone else, maybe realy just a Pseudonym ^^

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