April 12, 2019
‘AMERICAN IDOL’ GETS SPRINKLED WITH DISNEY MAGIC
AS THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CONTINUES
WITH DISNEY NIGHT, AIRING LIVE COAST TO COAST, SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Rebel Wilson Serves as Mentor to the Top 10 Contestants
Sunday Will Also Kick Off the Coast-to-Coast Simul-Vote for the First Time This Season
“214 (Disney Night)” – “American Idol”’s Top 10 contestants head to The Happiest Place On Earth, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, to prepare for the next phase of the competition, Disney Night. The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland. The Top 10 will then return to the iconic Idol stage in Los Angeles to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning America’s heart and vote for a spot in the Top 8. Joining the Top 10 to perform the beloved song “Part of Your World” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is singer and actress Lea Michele. Also, America’s sweethearts, ABC’s Season 1 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, return to the stage to sing a Disney classic during a special duet performance. The magic takes place SUNDAY, APRIL 21 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
After making history last season as the first reality competition series on American television to allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, “American Idol” kicks off its simulcast once again in all time zones across the country. For this episode, viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the “American Idol” app during the show. Results will be revealed at the end of the show in real time, across all time zones. The episode will be rebroadcast during its normal time slot on Sunday at 8:00-10:01 p.m. PDT on the West Coast.
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.
“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media’s Chris Anokute. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
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