By the D23 Team
UPDATED, May 6:
It’s almost time to play the music and light the lights! ABC has added even more celebrity guests to its star-studded lineup. Adding to the list of fan favorites appearing in the special are Disney Legend Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson Tituss Burgess, Sabrina Carpenter, Lang Lang, Katy Perry, and many more surprise performances. Plus, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of “The Muppets” will open the show, and Dancing with the Stars professional dancers Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Sasha Farber, and Emma Slater team up for an outstanding remote ensemble routine to “Zero to Hero” with Keke Palmer.
The Muppets will raise the curtain on the show, followed by a vocal warmup with Tituss Burgess, and the updated roster of performances will include the following:
“A Whole New World”—Idina Menzel and Ben Platt
“Almost There”—Chloe x Halle and Anika Noni Rose
“Baby Mine”—Katy Perry
“Beauty and the Beast” – John Legend and Jennifer Hudson
“Hakuna Matata”—Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner feat. Donald Glover and Walter Russell III
“Part of Your World”—Halsey
“Poor Unfortunate Souls”—Rebel Wilson
“Remember Me”—Miguel feat. Christina Aguilera
“Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”—Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Hayley Erbert
“When I Am Older”—Josh Gad
“You’ll Be in My Heart”—Disney on Broadway stars Merle Dandridge, Heather Headley, Adam Jacobs, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, and Josh Strickland
“Your Mother and Mine”—Sabrina Carpenter feat. Lang Lang
“Zero to Hero”—Keke Palmer feat. Dancing with the Stars Pros Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Sasha Farber, and Emma Slater
… and more surprise performances!
Nearly 13 million people across the nation were united in song by The Disney Family Singalong, a Disney Magic Moment celebrating family and music that aired Thursday, April 16, on ABC. Today, ABC announced an enchanting reprise, The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, on Sunday, May 10 (7–8 p.m. EDT), with Ryan Seacrest returning to host and all-new star-studded performances, inventive at-home choreography, and even more Disney magic. The animated Mickey also returns to guide the on-screen lyrics, allowing audiences, families, roommates, and loved ones to follow along in perfect harmony with their favorite celebrities as they sing beloved Disney melodies. Celebrity guests and performance details will be announced soon.
The nationwide singalong will air on Mother’s Day as part of ABC’s Sunday Night programming block, followed by an all-new remote episode of American Idol airing at 8 p.m. EDT. The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II will then be available to stream on Disney+ in the days that follow—stay tuned for a future announcement.
The special will also 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. “The Disney Family Singalong was a beautiful event that united millions of households across the country, filling our hearts with joy and song, and also providing much-needed nourishment to fill the bellies of our neighbors facing hunger,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “An incredible collaborator for nearly a decade, The Walt Disney Company has provided grant funding for network food banks, developed public service announcements, and mobilized the public to help provide the equivalent of almost 100 million meals to children and families. We cannot thank Disney enough for their enduring support.” 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.
Stay tuned to D23.com for future announcements about this magical night!