Rosalina
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Rosalina

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rosalina with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Super Mario Bros.

Rosalina is one of the protagonists of the Super Mario Bros. series whose Video Game debut was in Super Mario Galaxy. Rosalina is the Commander of the Comet Observatory and is the leader/adoptive mother of the Lumas and in the Super Mario Galaxy games she aids Mario and Luigi in their fight against Bowser. Rosalina does considerably resemble Princess Peach though she is taller and has a rather demure personality though she does occasionally show signs of melancholy. While Rosalina is normally a NPC she is known as a very powerful being whom is the protector of the Cosmos.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 10 2012
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
RosalinaMercedes Rose
Mercedes Rose
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
RosalinaKerri Kane
Kerri Kane
Super Mario 3D World (2013)
RosalinaLaura Faye Smith
Laura Faye Smith

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Super Mario Bros VC section we take a look at the protector of the Cosmos... ROSALINA! Let us begin shall we?

Mercedes Rose- Mercedes' voice for the role was a rather natural fit for a kind and benevolent goddess and was able to give a good sense of energy in her performance as well. In fact I would even go so far as I kind of wish that Mercedes did get to fully voice Rosalina's lines in the Galaxy games but still it is one of the better examples of the voice work in recent Mario Games.

Kerri Kane- Kerri's voice for the role is alright but it does sound like it would suit Princess Peach a bit more than Rosalina. But Kerri's work on the role is still pretty good nevertheless though and is a decent example of the voice work in the recent Mario Games.

Laura Faye Smith- I admit I do like on how Laura's voice for the role is a bit lower (but not by a lot) and she makes it suit the role rather well. While much like her predecessors Laura isn't given much material to work with but her performance does have a good sense of energy though and its another pretty good example of the voice work in the Mario games.

Overall none of these ladies are bad but I will go with Laura a bit more on this one with Mercedes at a close second and Kerri at an alright third.


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GreenGoblin75
said at 8:53 PM on Thu Jun 23 2016
1. Mercedes Rose
2. Kerri Kane
3. Laura Faye Smith
Swiftie Muggle
said at 4:46 PM on Fri May 6 2016
Honest Question, where do i go to request the update of the last 2 voice actresses compares since they have low quality.

Last time i did , it was completely ignored so i don't know where to go anymore.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:45 PM on Fri May 6 2016
@Swiftie Muggle

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Swiftie Muggle
said at 6:39 AM on Sat May 7 2016
@TylerMirage

Thank you so much!
CuriousUserX90
said at 10:19 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I have emailed Kerri Kane herself about voicing Rosalina, and this is what I received:

"Hello! Well when I auditioned for Rosalina they were looking to do a recast for her for some reason, I’m not sure why exactly. Perhaps they had been looking for a younger sounding voice for the character? Again I don’t know the reason, but recasting happens all the time in voice acting & games. Union or Non Union issues, changes in direction for the character, etc. many different things. Some time after recording for MK7, our family relocated for my husband’s new job in Florida. I was contacted to record for a couple days, to reprise my role as Rosalina. When Nintendo learned we’d moved (and sooo far away at that!) it was decided that it’d be best to hire a new, somewhat local voice actor for her. It made sense for many reasons. So that’s the second recast, and that’s where Laura Faye Smith comes in : ) She auditioned for the Rosalina recast, got the job, and has been her voice pretty much ever since! I know recent games have me credited and not Laura. I’m working with someone at NOA localization about that. I’d heard not too long ago, that a few of my voice clips have been used in games from MK8 up to some current ones. So that might explain my name in the creds at least. But I don’t know yet if there’s truth in that. I’m hopeful now that the company is aware of the situation, Laura will be credited in all future games. It may be too late for the upcoming Sonic games, but you never know! With so many voice recordings being shared with the developers all over, it’s understandable that clips can get mixed up or mislabeled. Especially for characters with multi-voices like Rosalina =D As for when my, or even Mercedes, voices will pop up again for something for Rosalina, well that could happen anyplace! Or no place at all. It’s really up to the big N. I’m pretty sure however, that Laura will continue to be the voice of Rosalina. So consistency is in progress?

I hope this helped!
Kerri"

Some are fairly well explanatory. Stating she and her family migrated to Florida after she recorded her lines for Mario Kart 7, and states that we may more likely hear Laura Faye Smith in the coming games. Don't know if this answered how she ended up reprising Rosalina for Mario Golf: World Tour and Super Smash Bros. 4 though. Doesn't look like we'll be hearing of Mercedes Rose again though.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 9:18 AM on Fri Mar 11 2016
@CuriousUserX90 That was known for a while though.

The Mario wiki stated it in Kerri's own section the time she stopped voicing Rosalina because she and her family relocated , so it's no wonder that another person took over the role , and therefore Laura has been Rosalina ever since.

3 games after Kerri's departure , however , used her work ; But this is not a huge thing either since , after Jen Taylor stopped voicing Peach in 2006 they continue to use many of her samples mixed with Sam Kelly's ; Her voice is still used in the First Mario and Sonic Olympics and is still used nowadays in the Arcade Mario Kart games.

The fact that Mercedes commented herself that she was replaced even when available puts more power into the theory that Nintendo wanted Rosalina to sound younger , which Kerri Delivered. And even after her departure they hired someone that stills sounds younger , which is Laura Faye Smith.

It's just logic and putting pieces together since this is old new basically.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 8:01 AM on Mon Jan 25 2016
Forgot to say , that after all this time , i always found hilarious that the Editors note says that Kerri ''would suit Peach'' ... and then bam! Mario Kart 8 happened and Rosalina is almost Peach.

That's so ironic.
Dr.Who
said at 8:07 AM on Thu Jan 21 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I was a bit iffy on Mercedes at the beginning of the clip, but she sounds excellent from the first "Yes" to the end of it, voting for her.

Kerri is okay/average, sounds decent enough.

I don't mind Laura, she's tolerable, but she's sort of forgettable to me out of these three.
Toon Angel
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Jan 13 2016
Mercedes Rose does better at voicing Rosalina. Too bad she doesn't do that anymore. She did amazing. =(
Azura
said at 5:50 AM on Mon Jan 11 2016
I miss Mercedes Rose sooo much!!! She is Rosalina in my opinion. People say that Laura is better because she gives Rosalina emotions, but Mercedes also gave Rosie emotions, while still keeping her personality.
Laura only makes her happines appear more but also ends making her sound girlier, sometimes annoying and almost similar to Peach. This changed Rosalina from sad and serious, to happy and excitable, making her more similar to Peach and Daisy.
I don't hate Laura's work though, I actually loved her Rosalina voice in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Maker, but in the other games, specially Mario Kart 8, she made Rosalina sound too happy and a little annoying. I wish she could keep her 3D World voice for all her games.
Azura
said at 7:18 AM on Mon Jan 11 2016
Actually, some of her Mario Kart 8 clips are fine, but some aren't.
JMann
said at 4:52 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
Would like to hear new voice clips from Kane. Or Rose, though I don't think that'll happen at this point. Can't warm up to her newest voice at all.
technickal
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Dec 21 2015
I'm actually with Pokejed on this one.
Marusero
said at 7:18 PM on Wed Aug 12 2015
 1 Shout Out!
In my opinion, Laura is the best. I just like her voice beacuse it makes Rosalina a bit younger and more natural. Hope you respect my opinion.
Marusero
said at 1:43 PM on Sat May 7 2016
On second thought, I changed my vote to Mercedes.
Croms98
said at 5:53 AM on Tue Apr 28 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Favorite Mercedes R. Beautiful speaking voice. Everything else amazing too.

Second Kerri K. Pretty speaking voice. Everything else okay. Younger sounding.

Third Laura S. Really good speaking voice. Everything else high pitched. Almost Peachy.
JMann
said at 4:55 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
@Croms98 I mostly agree with this. The excited voice clips are when we go into Peach territory.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 10:20 AM on Fri Apr 17 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1st- Mercedes , obviously . She is Rosalina in every freaking way and situation , her voice couldn't be any more perfect or accurate.

2nd - Kerri , again obviously. She literally tried to sound like Rosalina did before , but she added her own touch and made her rather Happier and Joyful , but always in a normal level without forgetting Rosalina is serious and mature too.

3rd - Laura F. Smith. Mixed reactions to this voice ; i mean it bothers me so much the fact that 50% of her lines are Perfect and the other 50% are horrible. She goes too high pitched when is really no needed and makes Rosalina sound girlier and more like Peach , which doesn't really help whatsoever. Nevertheless , i appreciate the fact that she indeed does bring some life to the character , like happiness and such, and she stills tries to make her voice lower at times and her voice sounds Soft and whispery as opposed to Deep (Mercedes) or Jolly and Dreamy (Kerri) , so i guess it kinda fits , just not as much as the former 2. She is still good though , i hope she gets better lines in the future.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:02 AM on Fri Feb 6 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Mercedes Rose
2) Kerri Kane
3) Laura Faye Smith
HienFan
said at 6:59 AM on Mon Aug 11 2014
 1 Shout Out!
It can't have been a coincidence that Mercedes is on the Wii, Kerri is on the 3DS(including reuse) and Laura is on the WiiU unless Laura appears on a 3DS title
HienFan
said at 9:37 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@HienFan Looks like my word ring true for now
Swiftie Muggle
said at 10:28 PM on Mon Aug 4 2014
I'm so glad her voice in the gameplay and demos for smash is Kerri Kane.
SteelEthlan
said at 5:18 PM on Sun Aug 24 2014
@Swiftie Muggle Wait really? Oh boy...
PenguinBoy11
said at 10:21 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
I watched some gameplay footage of Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and I think they recycled Kerri Kane's voice clips from Mario Kart 7 and used them for her in that game.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:33 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@PenguinBoy11 Do note that the E3/Best Buy demo is from January and as such is an old build of the game. Those clips, as well as the clips used by other characters, are most likely placeholders.
SteelEthlan
said at 2:25 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@PenguinBoy11 I personally think that Laura Faye Smith will reprise the role of rosalina since Kerri Kane and Mercedes Rose were out of the voice acting cast.
PenguinBoy11
said at 9:18 AM on Sun Sep 14 2014
@PenguinBoy11 Huh. I guess they ended up using Kerri's voice in the final version Super Smash Bros. 3DS after all. It's a good thing too since I'm very fond of her voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:41 PM on Tue Jun 3 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
I like Laura more, her lower voice helps differ her from the other princesses.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:56 AM on Fri Jun 6 2014
I also like that she has a very gentle charm to her but still has enough energy to make her fun
Ross123
said at 8:24 AM on Tue Jun 3 2014
Mercedes is my favourite here with Laura 2nd.

Kerri was just decent.
HienFan
said at 6:58 PM on Sun Feb 8 2015
@Ross123 That's a bit surprising(Laura as 2nd) since most people have mixed reception over Laura, at first I thought it was strange since it sounded almost like Samantha Kelly's Peach but after some time I really love her take as Rosalina

Though I guess the reason I rate Kerri second(or first before I grew on Laura) at the moment is Mercedes has a noticeable echo I don't like
Ross123
said at 9:01 AM on Tue Feb 10 2015
@HienFan Even though I don't own a Wii U therefore I haven't played the game. I saw a Let's Play series on it and after watching all those vids, I think the voice started to grow on me.
HienFan
said at 11:51 PM on Thu Feb 12 2015
@Ross123 I must admit it grew on me the same reason as you said, she's gonna keep cycling with Laura and reused clips of Kerri from what I guess but if Laura had to voice her permanently alone I won't mind
Ross123
said at 12:54 PM on Sun Feb 15 2015
@HienFan So we share the same reason for getting used to Laura's voice. Crazy world we live in, huh?

But yeah, I wouldn't mind her voicing Rosalina permanently either. But I doubt that'll happen.
HienFan
said at 6:38 AM on Sun May 3 2015
@Ross123 On the bright side Laura got the better games for the most part at the moment
HienFan
said at 11:18 PM on Sun Oct 4 2015
@Ross123 Laura's voicing her for three games in a row now... that means... She is officially permanently Rosalina(and the fact Kerri is mainly reused for those two games since she no longer resides in Seattles)
HienFan
said at 11:56 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
1 Kerri Kane
2 Mercedes Rose
3 Laura Faye Smith
HienFan
said at 7:04 AM on Mon Aug 11 2014
@HienFan Aaaaand I finally decided on...

Laura Faye Smith
HienFan
said at 7:08 AM on Mon Aug 11 2014
@HienFan She doesn't sound as extremely stoic and robotic as the other two for my reason for the sudden change
HienFan
said at 9:35 PM on Wed Mar 4 2015
@HienFan 1 Laura
2 Mercedes
3 Kerri
Christopher10006
said at 6:28 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
#1. Mercedes Rose
#2. Kerri Kane
#3. Laura Faye Smith
Jessica Marra
said at 1:07 PM on Mon Nov 25 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Sadly, neither Kerri or Mercedes returned to voice Rosalina in Super Mario 3D World. In that game and as of now, she's voiced by a voice actress named Laura Faye Smith. I don't know much about her and I can't find any clips of her as Rosalina. Hope this helps with updates on Rosalina.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:28 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@Jessica Marra Yeah, if anyone can point us to good-quality clips (i.e. with minimal background noise and decent-length soundbytes), that'd be really helpful.
rosebr10
said at 10:26 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@NCZ
Any parts of this video good?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUKNsouc6DQ

0:24-0:33; 2:13-2:25; 3:08-3:15; 5:58-5:59
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:50 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@rosebr10 Yeah, I can probably work with that. Thanks.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:31 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Is Kerri Kane just a stand-in for Mercedes Rose?

It's just that with Rosalina revealed to be an unlockable character in Super Mario 3D World, I'm curious to know who'll end up voicing her out of the two of them.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:09 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Mercedes NAILED it. Kerri sounds like a cheap imitation.
Dogman15
said at 9:08 PM on Tue Jul 10 2012
Too bad we can't get isolated voice clips from 3DS games, as the 3DS is virtually unhackable.
GothamRed
said at 8:34 PM on Tue Jul 10 2012
mercedes sounds... satisfied
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