By the D23 Team
We’ve got breaking news that will bring music to your ears—literally! ABC has just announced it will broadcast a magical one-hour television special, The Disney Family Singalong, on Thursday, April 16 (8–9 p.m. EDT), hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring an unbelievable lineup of celebrities and their families who will take on favorite Disney songs from their own homes. Among the familiar faces we can look for are Disney Legend Christina Aguilera, Erin Andrews, Bobby Bones, Michael Bublé, Kristin Chenoweth, Auliʻi Cravalho, Luke Evans, Jordan Fisher, Josh Gad, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Little Big Town, Disney Legend Kenny Ortega, Donny Osmond, Thomas Rhett, Amber Riley, John Stamos, and many more from across The Walt Disney Company portfolio, including The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Productions, and beyond.
UPDATED, APRIL 13: Today, ABC revealed an exciting list of stars who have just been added to the already impressive lineup of performers! Joining the singalong fun are Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Alan Menken, Elle Fanning, Josh Groban, Darren Criss, Tori Kelly, and Marcus Scribner.
The network also announced that The Disney Family Singalong will feature the most epic performance ever of “We’re All in This Together” with Kenny Ortega and his friends from High School Musical, Descendants, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, ZOMBIES, and beyond, who’ll rock the house from their own respective houses. Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, KayCee Stroh, Raven-Symoné, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Sara Jeffery, Meg Donnelly, Milo Manheim, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Reneé, Julia Lester, Larry Saperstein, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Tik Tok sensations Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio, Chucky Klapow, Jared Murillo, Ro Malaga, Britt Stewart, Kim Klapow and Bayli Baker Thompson are all taking part in this amazing musical moment.
The magical evening will also feature James Monroe Iglehart and the Broadway Company of Disney’s ALADDIN, who will come together for a can’t-miss performance of “Friend Like Me.”
The television event will feature a vocal warm up by Kristin Chenoweth, a special introduction by Elle Fanning, and performances throughout the evening will include the following:
“A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes”—Demi Lovato and Michael Bublé
“A Spoonful of Sugar”—Little Big Town
“Be Our Guest”—Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, with a special appearance by Julianne Hough
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”—Christina Aguilera
“Colors of the Wind”—Tori Kelly
“Do You Want to Build a Snowman”—Thomas Rhett
“Friend Like Me”—James Monroe Iglehart with Broadway Company of Disney’s ALADDIN
“Gaston”—Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Alan Menken
“How Far I’ll Go”—Auliʻi Cravalho
“I Won’t Say I’m In Love”—Ariana Grande
“I Wan’na Be Like You”—Darren Criss
“I’ll Make A Man Out Of You”—Donny Osmond
“It’s a Small World”—John Stamos
“Let It Go”—Amber Riley
“The Bare Necessities”—Erin Andrews, Bobby Bones, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Marcus Scribner
“Under The Sea”—Jordan Fisher
“You’ve Got a Friend In Me”—Josh Groban
“We’re All in This Together”—Kenny Ortega and his friends from High School Musical, Descendants, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, ZOMBIES, and more
Need a little help remembering the lyrics as you sing along with your favorite celebs? No worries—an animated character will guide the on-screen lyrics so that audiences, families, roommates, and loved ones can follow along in perfect harmony with the stars as they sing beloved melodies from Disney classics, including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Toy Story, along with more recent fan favorites like Moana, Frozen, and High School Musical.
“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. We hope that we can help create some new unforgettable moments in everyone’s homes in a way that only the magic of Disney can,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment.
During the special, fans will also see PSAs featuring talent from across Walt Disney Television to raise awareness about Feeding America’s vast network and resources for people in the country who are finding themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and facing hunger for the first time due to COVID-19. Families and vulnerable members of the community who need help can visit FeedingAmerica.org/FeedTheLove to learn more about Feeding America’s COVID-19 response and how to locate local food banks for help.
The Disney Family Singalong is one of many ways The Walt Disney Company is bringing the magic of Disney into homes right now. At DisneyMagicMoments.com, fans and families can find more entertaining stories, videos, and activities from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic that inspire imagination and discovery.
Additional guests and performances for The Disney Family Singalong will be revealed soon. Stay tuned to D23.com for all of the news as it’s announced.