Darren Criss to Host Queen Singalong with Adam Lambert, Derek Hough

Darren Criss
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Today, ABC announced The Queen Family Singalong, the fourth installment of its successful “Singalong” franchise, with  Glee star and singer-songwriter Darren Criss set to host. The new special airs Thursday November 4 at 8 pm ET/PT.

The special will celebrate Queen’s 50th Anniversary, and feature several of our favorite singing show alums. Foremost, what would a Queen singalong be without the legendary band’s current frontman? American Idol alum Adam Lambert is set to dazzle with a performance of “The Show Must Go On.”

Plus, Dancing with the Stars alums Derek Hough, current DWTS contestants Jimmie Allen and JoJo Siwa, and The Sing-Off’s Pentatonix will all lend their singing talents to the special. Jimmie is also an American Idol alum. 

The Queen Family Singalong performances include the following:

  • Adam Lambert – “The Show Must Go On”
  • Derek Hough featuring Alexander Jean – “Another One Bites the Dust”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Under Pressure”
  • Jimmie Allen featuring Miss Piggy – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
  • JoJo Siwa and Orianthi – “We Will Rock You”
  • OneRepublic – “We Are the Champions”
  • Pentatonix – “Somebody to Love”

Alessia Cara will also appear. Additional performances to be announced at a later date.

In a celebration of Broadway’s reopening, Disney Theatrical Production’s Broadway cast members from The Lion King and Aladdin will come together to perform a showstopping version of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Performers include Milo Alosi, Tia Altinay, Lissa DeGuzman, Bonita Hamilton, Mduduzi Madela, Brandon McCall, Michael James Scott and Adrienne Walker.

Queen has over five decades continued to find new fans and hold an indelible influence on generations of music makers. Despite the loss of lead singer and songwriting partner Freddie Mercury 30 years ago, Queen’s electrifying artistry continues to shake stadiums, galvanize arenas and enthrall audiences worldwide.


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