“I loved being the voice for her,” the “Best Days of Your Life” singer, 30, tells PEOPLE. “She’s oh-so fearless and a bit of a spitfire.”
Pickler’s pirate Zora teams up with the show’s namesake genies-in-training and their pal Leah for a magical adventure on Zora’s flying pirate ship.
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“But she can be a little forgetful – a little absentminded at times – and we have that in common too,” she adds.
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The singer says she’s looking forward to a Shimmer and Shine viewing party with her own 4-year-old niece.
“I’m excited to watch this with her,” Pickler says. “But it does confuse her when she sees the animation and hears my voice, but the character doesn’t look like me! It’s cute to watch.”
Pickler’s Shimmer and Shine episode airs on Nickelodeon Friday at 11 a.m. EST/10 a.m. CST.