We are in the thick of the coronavirus quarantine now, with schools likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year, and your rendition of Frozen II has gone from “Idina Menzel would be proud” to “Who is strangling that parrot to the tune of ‘Into the Unknown’?” You’re no Adele Dazeem, but that doesn’t mean you should give yourself vocal nodes trying to keep your children entertained for a few minutes. Enter The Disney Family Singalong, headed to ABC on Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. EST.
According to Variety, the one-hour special, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will feature celebrities like Josh Gad, John Stamos, Auli’i Cravalho, Christina Aguilera, Kristin Chenoweth, and Michael Bublé joining together (remotely, of course) to serenade you and your kids with your favorite Disney tunes, from movies like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Frozen, and Moana. If only John Stamos and Christina Aguilera could also remotely make and serve your kids another box of mac ‘n’ cheese, too, you’d finally remember what it is to know peace.
Update Monday, April 13: Joining Thursday’s star-studded line-up is…more stars, would you look at that? Disney announced Monday that The Disney Family Sing-A-Long’s previously-announced performers will be joined by Ariana Grande, who will sing “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” from Hercules, Demi Lovato, Alan Menken, Elle Fanning, Josh Groban, Darren Criss, Tori Kelly and Marcus Scribner.
Director Kenny Ortega will also be joined by his High School Musical cast and other Disney stars for a rendition of “We’re All in This Together,” stars like Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Raven-Symoné, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Sarah Jeffrey, Meg Donnelly, Milo Manheim, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sofia Wylie, in addition to TikTok celebs Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio. The Broadway cast of Aladdin, including star James Monroe Iglehart, will also stop in to sing “Friend Like Me.”