By Beth Deitchman
Our friends at Disney Channel have just announced some good news that we can’t wait to share: Friday, July 10, will bring an incredible night of music to the homes of fans everywhere with the premiere of Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along and Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist. Prepare to hum and dance along with Disney Channel stars past and present during the back-to-back specials, and stay tuned immediately after the “ARDYs” for a wickedly wonderful extra to cap off the night.
The special musical evening kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along, featuring beloved stars performing songs from popular Disney Channel Original Movies and more. The incredible lineup of performers includes Demi Lovato, Coco Jones (Let It Shine); Olivia Rodrigo (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series); Jerry Harris (CHEER); Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Ariel Martin, Trevor Tordjman, Chandler Kinney, and Pearce Joza (ZOMBIES 2); Jadah Marie (Descendants 3); Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Sky Katz, and Jason Maybaum (Raven’s Home); Ruby Rose Turner and Dakota Lotus (Coop and Cami Ask the World); Raphael Alejandro, Scarlett Estevez and Israel Johnson (BUNK’D); Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger, and Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max); and Ramon Reed and Kaylin Hayman (Just Roll with It). The special will also introduce international dance crew Let It Happen, comprised of sisters Norah, Yarah, and Rosa Mukanga.
Everyone in the family is encouraged to sing and dance along, which will be easy to do with help from a bouncing beach ball that will guide the on-screen lyrics to songs from fan-favorite movies such as High School Musical 2, Camp Rock 2, Let It Shine, Descendants 3, and ZOMBIES.
The fun continues with Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist, an hour-long celebration hosted by singer, songwriter, and recording artist Laura Marano of Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally. Many of today’s brightest stars in music are scheduled to appear, including Sia, Thriii, the R&B group comprised of Descendants star China Anne McClain and her sisters, Sierra and Lauryn McClain; Sabrina Carpenter; Now United; Maddie Ziegler; Kenzie Ziegler; Kylie Cantrall; Anne-Marie; Brent Rivera; Meg Donnelly; Echosmith; Max & Harvey; Sarah Jeffery; Peyton Elizabeth Lee; Sofia Wylie; Issac Ryan Brown; Sky Katz; Alex Aiono; Lindsay Ell; and Blanco Brown. During the star-filled special, fans will also get to re-live iconic moments from the first seven years of the “ARDYs,” featuring performances by Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, and many more. Teachers will be honored this year as part of “ARDYs” “Heroes For Change” Award. Radio Disney is giving a donation to DonorsChoose to fulfill teacher projects, bringing classroom dreams to life and helping kids thrive.
The musical evening draws to a close with Descendants star Sarah Jeffery’s new Disney Channel Voices music video, “Even the Stars,” which will be seen on the channel for the very first time.
Stay tuned to D23.com for all the details as this exciting night of music approaches.