Because of COVID-19, time no longer has meaning. But for an hour, Disney tried to help parents get through another night of quarantine with a Family Singalong special on ABC. The show was hosted by American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, and featured famous musicians (along with lots of their kids) performing classic tracks from the Mouse House’s deep library of memorable songs—and it was all filmed entirely in the safety of their own homes. It was a fun event for kids, who got a chance to belt out their favorite tunes, and a nice respite for weary parents desperate for ways to keep their children entertained. Okay, it was also fun for us.
So whether you missed the show or just want to watch it again, here are some of the best moments from Disney’s Family Singalong. Enjoy the clips below, and you can watch the whole show on Disney+!
It started with Kristin Chenoweth’s impressive vocal warmup. Don’t feel bad if you couldn’t hit that final note. Most of the performers who appeared on the special couldn’t either.
The most elaborate performance—and most beautifully shot segment—came from Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, with a special appearance from Julianne Hough. The three performed a costumed, multi-camera version of “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. It also made us jealous of their kitchens.
The best song of the night came from live-action Beauty and the Beast stars Josh Gad and Luke Evans. They teamed up with legendary composer Alan Menken to sing “Gaston.” Our only complaint was these three didn’t get their own hour long special.
Ariana Grande joined the show and sang all the parts for “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” from Hercules. Guess we know who’s on the shortlist to play Meg in the eventual live-action adaptation.
The members of the country band Little Big Town and their kids offered up a fun rendition of “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins. It sounded great and made us hungry.
Crooner Josh Groban got help from some young friends to perform Toy Story‘s “You Got a Friend in Me.” It was a perfect song choice, since we’re all missing our own friends right now.
The show also featured a gorgeous version of “When You Wish Upon a Star” from little known singer called Beyoncé? Yeah, that Beyoncé. The Queen and star of the live-action The Lion King was one of the highlights of the show—to the surprise of no one.
The show ended with a moving duet by Michael Bublé and Demi Lovato. They sang “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” while people from around the country thanked those helping in the fight against COVID-19.
We know time has no meaning anymore, but for an hour we got to sing away our problems. Now we just want to know when is Disney doing another one?
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