'A.N.T. Farm': Chyna channels Ella Fitzgerald in honor of Black History Month [Exclusive video]
Black History Month kicks off today, and Disney's hit sitcom "A.N.T. Farm" is paying tribute with tonight's special episode "influANTces."
In this exclusive clip, musical prodigy Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain) channels Ella Fitzgerald in a 1930s black-and-white dream sequence. Chyna is onstage and needs to get her act together, but she can't remember the words. That's a problem, because the spotlight comes on and it's show time! "You'd better come up with something," her piano player and brother, Cameron Parks (Carlon Jeffery), says.
Come up with something is just what she does. Walking to the mic, Chyna begins to scat! "Boo bop. Squiddly bee bop," she sings. The wordless, syllable-based vocal technique might be new to this crowd, but something tells us that they warm up to it quickly.
Also in this episode, Chyna channels Aretha Franklin and Janet Jackson.
To find out what inspiration Chyna pulls from her dreamy visions, tune in to "A.N.T. Farm" on Friday at 8 PM on the Disney Channel.