Radio Disney threw a real-time live party for its most passionate fans, evolving the former Radio Disney Music Awards to the newly rebranded ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration. It’s basically the RDMA’s but without the awards. American Idol 2018 2nd runner-up Gabby Barrett performed while newly-minted winner Laine Hardy made a short appearance on stage to promote Idol’s upcoming season.
Actress, singer, songwriter, Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s “Descendants,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) hosted the event from Los Angeles on Sunday (June 16), which aired live on the Disney channel for the very first time. Jonas Brothers, Lovelytheband, Andy Grammer, Avril Lavigne and more also performed.
Gabby performed a cover of Miley Cyrus’ classic “The Climb”–a song she sang on American Idol. Next, was a performance of her debut single “I Hope” which just hit No. 1 on the Radio Disney Country chart. Watch her performance below.
Laine took the stage to plug American Idol auditions and tease the act coming after the commercial break. Laine made a mad dash for Los Angeles today after his older brother got married in Louisiana on Saturday. It’s no surprise he didn’t perform–there was no time to rehearse! Family comes first.