- The ABC network recently announced a one-hour program called “The Disney Family Singalong.”
- Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the special airs April 16 at 7 p.m. MT and features celebrities taking on their favorite Disney tunes, the Deseret News previously reported.
- Guest artists previously announced include Kristin Chenoweth, Donny Osmond, Christina Aguilera, John Stamos, Michael Buble and Josh Gad. Josh Groban and Ariana Grande have now joined the fold.
- With an animated character guiding the on-screen lyrics, families can follow along as the celebrities sing.
What will people perform?
- Grande will sing “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” from “Hercules.”
- Groban will perform “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story,” according to Broadway World.
- “Gather everyone in your family from 1 to 101 and sing along with us!!” Groban tweeted. “Warm up your voices and if you’re fancy, put on your favorite Disney onesie. See you then!”
Gather everyone in your family from 1 to 101 and sing along with us!! I’m excited to join the #DisneyFamilySingalong on @ABCNetwork!— josh groban (@joshgroban) April 14, 2020
Tune-in Thursday at 8|7! Warm up your voices and if you’re fancy, put on your favorite Disney onesie. See you then! - JG pic.twitter.com/Vm364Dx5Y5
- Chenoweth will lead audiences in a vocal warmup, according to Broadway World.
- Osmond, who starred as the general Li Shang in the 1998 Disney animated film “Mulan,” will sing “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”
- Aguilera — whose debut single was the hit song “Reflection” from “Mulan” — will perform “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
- “Full House” star Stamos will sing “It’s a Small World.”
- Along with Demi Lovato, Buble will perform “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
- Gad — the voice of Olaf from “Frozen” and LeFou in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” — will sing “Gaston” with Luke Evans and composer Alan Menken, Broadway World reports.
The purpose of this program:
The special will air public service announcements to raise awareness for Feeding America. It is the latest creative example of networks developing programs during the coronavirus pandemic, the Deseret News previously reported.
- “If there’s something that we’ve all learned in the past few weeks, it’s to cherish every moment and the importance of connection, whether through laughter, stories, or music,” Karey Burke, ABC’s entertainment president, said in a statement. “We hope that we can help create some new unforgettable moments in everyone’s home in a way that only the magic of Disney can.”