The Disney Family Singalong: ABC sets new special featuring Christina Aguilera, Josh Gad & more
ABC has officially announced its newest TV musical event titled The Disney Family Singalong which will feature a celebrity lineup that includes Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, Frozen‘s Josh Gad and Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho. Set to be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the one-hour special is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, April 16 at 8PM E.T.
The Disney Family Singalong will feature remote performances from celebrities along with their families as they’ll be taking on their favorite Disney songs from the comfort of their homes. The special will also include an animated character that will guide the audience to sing along through the on-screen lyrics. It is set to cover iconic songs from Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and the Toy Story to the latest hit songs from 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 home in a way that only the magic of Disney can,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in statement (via Deadline).
The celebrity line-up is consists of Disney alums Christina Aguilera (Mulan), Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Kristin Chenoweth (Tinkerbell), and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast). It will also feature Michael Bublé, Jordan Fisher, Little Big Town, Kenny Ortega, Donny Osmond, Thomas Rhett, Amber Riley, John Stamos, Erin Andrews, and Bobby Bones.
The Disney Family Singalong will also air star-studded PSAs as a way to raise awareness about Feeding America’s network and resources for people who are now facing hunger due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.