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American Idol Season Remote Grand Finale Strikes an Emotional Chord

By Beth Deitchman

Sunday night’s American Idol remote grand finale may have looked different from previous seasons, but it still packed the surprises, the performances from music’s biggest stars, and the suspense that fans of the show have come to expect. Most important, it proved once again that dreams do come true. The performer known as “Just Sam” was…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Savannah Salazar

Prepare for a star-studded weekend. The stars align on Saturday night in honor of the graduating Class of 2020 with a multimedia special on ABC and Freeform, #Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. The next night, we’ll see the highly anticipated finales of ABC’s American Idol and ESPN’s The Last Dance. And we…

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Seven High Notes from American Idol’s Remote Disney and Mother’s Day Show

By Beth Deitchman

The big moment is just days away! Next Sunday, May 17 (8–10 EDT), American Idol will crown its next singing sensation, as determined by America’s nationwide vote. It’s been a dramatic journey for all of the contestants, and this week’s show no doubt became an indelible part of their American Idol experience. The remote episode continued…

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Katy, Lionel, and Luke Hint at Surprises to Come on American Idol

By Beth Deitchman

“I like that word, ‘surprise, surprise!’ You know what I’m saying?” Lionel Richie asked, following Sunday night’s episode of American Idol—the second to be filmed completely remotely. And we know exactly what he was saying! The evening was chock-full of unexpected moments of delight—from special appearances from musicians…

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How the American Idol Top 20 Made Musical Magic from Home

By Beth Deitchman

They made it through Hollywood Week and they blew us away with their show-stopping numbers at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, but this week, the American Idol Top 20 delivered captivating performances from a venue they never would have imagined at the beginning of the competition: home. For these 20 young singers, their American Idol journey…

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Get the Scoop on Secret Society of Second-Born Royals—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter
First Look at Disney+’s New Secret Society of Second-Born Royals
You read about it last year, right here at D23.com—and now, its premiere is drawing ever closer… Just this week, Disney+ revealed a first look at its much-anticipated new film, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals.

Produced by Disney Channel, the film follows Sam (Peyton…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Savannah Salazar

This weekend is full of adventure!—and you don’t even need to leave your couch. Starting Friday, you can stream The Olympic Elk, a riveting True-Life Adventure film on Disney+ as you celebrate Earth week. And, the very next day, you and your family can surf over to Freeform to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl….

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How American Idol Plans to Hit All the Right Notes in Season Three

By Zach Johnson

The search for the next American Idol is underway!

Nestled inside the Rosy Theatre at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Wednesday, the hit show’s in-house mentor, Bobby Bones, hosted a special Q&A with returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie ahead of the season three premiere on ABC. The two-hour episode, airing Sunday, February 16,…

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New Mulan Trailer and a ZOMBIES 2 AWOO Challenge—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See Mulan in action, and prepare to channel your inner werewolf this weekend… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Let’s Reflect On This Brand-New Mulan Trailer and Character Posters
We’ve been waiting with bated breath, and now it’s almost here—Disney’s live-action adventure Mulan

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Every Magical Moment from American Idol’s Disney Night

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Last night marked the return of the most magical night on TV—American Idol’s Disney Night! The top 10 final competitors all received a sprinkling of pixie dust for last night’s performances of some of the most beloved Disney songs of all time.

Once again, the judges were joined by some special guests—Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy,…

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