"Disney Family Singalong: Part II" Is Airing Sunday and the Lineup Is Amazing

Elena Nicolaou
Photo credit: Getty
Photo credit: Getty

From Oprah Magazine

  • Part two of The Disney Family Singalong airs on Sunday, May 10 on ABC, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

  • Expect performances from John Legend, Katy Perry, Frozen's Idina Menzel, Shakira, and more.

For Mother's Day, some of today's best performers will gather to sing the classic Disney songs we all know so well for The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II. The hour-long program will feature covers of songs from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Hercules, and more. Think of it as a last-minute Mother's Day gift.

The star-studded singalong, which will include performances by Katy Perry, John Legend, and Shakira, to name a few, is a follow-up to the first Disney Family Singalong, which originally aired on ABC on April 16 and is now available to stream on Disney+. Nearly 13 million people tuned in to watch Ariana Grande sing a Hercules tune and Beyoncé make a surprise cameo, among the singalong's many highlights.

Though part two of Disney's singalong will feature a brand new list of performers and and songs, it has a similar mission: To bring people a sense of joy and togetherness during this time of social distancing and quarantine.

"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," ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement, per Deadline. "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."

Here's how to watch The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, and what songs to prep your cords for.

When does the The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II premiere?

The special will air just in time for Mother's Day. Tune in on Sunday, May 10th at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. Ryan Seacrest will return as the host.

Can I stream The Disney Family Singalong?

No TV? No problem. The Disney Family Singalong will be available to livestream on ABC's website, by logging in with your cable provider. Given that the first special was released on Disney+ and Hulu, we can expect the same for the second.

Who will be performing?

Last Disney Family Singalong featured performances from Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Josh Groban. That's a hard act to follow, literally—but this group has what it takes. Expect appearances from Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, and more.

Here's the line-up, so far.

  • "A Whole New World" – Idina Menzel and Ben Platt

  • "Almost There"– Chloe X Halle and Anika Noni Rose

  • "Baby Mine" — Katy Perry

  • "Beauty and the Beast" — John Legend and Jennifer Hudson

  • "Hakuna Matata" – Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner feat. Donald Glover and Walter Russell III

  • "Part of Your World" – Halsey

  • "Poor Unfortunate Souls" – Rebel Wilson

  • "Remember Me" - Miguel

  • "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" – Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Hayley Erbert

  • "Try Everything"– Shakira

  • "When I Am Older" – Josh Gad

  • "You’ll Be in My Heart" – Disney on Broadway stars Merle Dandridge, Heather Headley, Adam Jacobs, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey and Josh Strickland

  • "Zero to Hero" – Keke Palmer and Dancing With the Stars talent

  • "Your Mother and Mine" - Sabrina Carpenter feat. Lang Lang

In short, The Disney Family Singalong is trying to make us weep with that song from Coco—and it probably will.

The Disney Family Singalong specials may hint at the upcoming cast of Hercules.

Disney recently announced that an official live-action adaptation of Hercules, the 1996 cartoon about a demigod on a quest, is on its way. The Disney Family Singalong specials may hint at the live-action adaptation's still-unannounced cast.

Let's take a look at the line-ups. In the first special, Ariana Grande sang "I Won't Say I'm in Love," and Keke Palmer will tackle the Muses' anthem, "Zero to Hero," in the second.

Coincidentally, among the many dream casts that were floating on Twitter, Palmer and Grande's names were both mentioned.

The specials could be Grande and Palmer's auditions for the parts. Alternatively, they could be Disney's subtle message to fans: We hear you about the Hercules casting, and we're working on it.

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