'Disney Family Singalong': Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera pull out all stops to woo families stuck indoors
Stars like Ariana Grande, Alan Menken, Donny Osmond, Josh Groban and many more starred on television event
'The Disney Family Singalong' brought the magic and wonder of Disney classics into the homes of millions of families who were quarantined at home on Thursday night, April 16.
The Walt Disney Company thoughtfully organized this night of karaoke singing along to Disney classics in order to keep their fans (both parents and kids) entertained while stuck indoors, and it was certainly a night to remember, full of warmth, nostalgia and generosity.
A host of talented singing celebrities from Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera to the cast of 'High School Musical' and the 'Aladdin' musical decided to put together an elaborate remote-access singing show for us viewers, while encouraging us to join in the fun of many treasured Disney soundtracks, from 'Cinderella' to 'Moana' and everything in between.
Considering all the resources they had to pull off a show of this magnitude was whatever they could rustle up at home, the singing celebrities really came through in the clutch in order to keep our hopes and spirits alive through the transformative nature of these time-honored Disney melodies. It was easy to keep up with the lyrics as they flashed up on our screens too, since the Disney logo happily bounced along with the words in time to the music.
The list of performances by the star-studded lineup was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and he was ably supported by our vocal coach for the night, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Stars like Elle Fanning, Beyonce and many more made special appearances, and it was all for a good cause — people who could afford it were encouraged to generously donate to Feeding America’s COVID-19 response efforts.
If you and your family were a fan of treasured Disney classics, then you would have been swept off your feet by these amazing performances. It was a night of nostalgic entertainment, generous giving & receiving, cozy togetherness and optimistic dreams.
Here's a full list of the big-hearted singing stars and the songs that they sang along to, in alphabetical order:
'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes' – Demi Lovato and Michael Bublé
'A Spoonful of Sugar' – Little Big Town
'Be Our Guest' – Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, and Derek's sister Julianne Hough
'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' – Christina Aguilera
'Colors of the Wind' – Tori Kelly
'Do You Want to Build a Snowman' – Thomas Rhett
'Friend Like Me' – James Monroe Iglehart and the Broadway cast of 'Aladdin'
'Gaston' – Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Alan Menken
'How Far I'll Go' – Auliʻi Cravalho
'I Won't Say I'm In Love' – Ariana Grande
'I Wan'na Be Like You' – Darren Criss
'I'll Make A Man Out Of You' – Donny Osmond
'It's a Small World' – John Stamos
'Let It Go' – Amber Riley
'The Bare Necessities' – Erin Andrews, Bobby Bones, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Marcus Scribner
'Under The Sea' – Jordan Fisher
We're All in This Together" - Kenny Ortega, Zac Efron, and the casts of 'High School Musical', 'Descendants', 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' & 'Zombies'
'You've Got a Friend In Me' – Josh Groban