This Mother’s Day, Invite Your Mom Along to ‘The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,’ Sunday, May 10 at 7 P.M., on ABC – Nearly 13 million people across the nation were united in song by “The Disney Family Singalong,” a Disney Magic Moment celebrating family and music that aired Thursday, April 16, on ABC. Today, the network announced an enchanting reprise, “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,” to air SUNDAY, MAY 10 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), with Ryan Seacrest returning as host and all-new star-studded performances, inventive at-home choreography and even more Disney magic. The animated Mickey also returns to guide the on-screen lyrics, allowing audiences, families, roommates and loved ones to follow along in perfect harmony with their favorite celebrities as they sing beloved Disney melodies. Celebrity guests and performance details will be announced soon.The nationwide singalong will air on Mother’s Day as part of ABC’s Sunday Night programming block, followed by an all-new remote episode of “American Idol” airing at 8:00 p.m. EDT. “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” will then be available to stream on Disney+ in the days that follow (date to be confirmed soon). – Read more at WDTVPress.com
CMT Has ‘Artists of the Year’ and ‘CMT Awards’ Trade Places, Shifts Focus for June ‘Artists’ Special to Pandemic Heroes – CMT is having its two biggest annual franchises trade places. After it was previously announced that “The CMT Music Awards” would move from its usual June berth to October 14, the yearly “Artists of the Year” special that normally would have taken place around then is being bumped up to June 3 — retooled to have the participating stars celebrating frontline heroes of the pandemic rather than being honored themselves. The 2020 edition of the special has been rebranded “CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special.” Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Brothers Osborne, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are the artists named for this year’s telecast, which, like all other music specials for the foreseeable future, will feature at-home performances without the usual live audience. The show is set for Wednesday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.- Read more at Variety.com
‘The Voice’ live shows will be different, but Kirkwood singer Joanna Serenko is excited – Serenko is on coach Blake Shelton’s team. She’d also been on Nick Jonas’ and then John Legend’s team, but both coaches ultimately let her go in earlier rounds of competition. Each time she was dropped, she was “stolen” by a different coach, keeping her on the show. Serenko describes her journey so far on “The Voice” as an emotional roller coaster. She started on top, getting all four of the show’s coaches to spin their chairs around for her performance. “That was so amazing, then going from team to team, losing then getting stolen, losing then getting stolen,” she says. “Your emotions go up and down, up and down, and it definitely leaves you wondering, questioning my fate, saying, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening.’ – Read more at STLToday
Worcester’s Ricky Duran of ‘The Voice’ to host show on Instagram every Wednesday with his competitors – The coronavirus pandemic has forced Ricky Duran to postpone performances, including in Worcester, but it hasn’t prevented him from performing. The runner up during last season’s “The Voice” announced Tuesday that he’ll be hosting a weekly show on Instagram every Wednesday at 8 p.m.. The first is scheduled to include the person who edged out Duran on “The Voice,” Jake Hoot. Duran performs from his living room every Friday night on Facebook, while taking requests from viewers. – Read more at Masslive.com
Adam Lambert Applauds ‘American Idol’s’ At-Home Format: ‘Bravo’ – Adam Lambert is happy to see “American Idol” adjust to challenging circumstances. The “Idol” alum tells Access Hollywood’s Sibley Scoles via Zoom why he finds the singing competition’s new at-home format amid the coronavirus pandemic “fascinating” and a potential way to discover a new kind of performer. Adam also details rerecording Queen’s classic “We Are The Champions” as “You Are The Champions,” and dedicating the new version to frontline workers. In addition, the singer discusses auctioning his most iconic stage wear for bidding on eBay through May 6, all proceeds of which will go to GLAAD, and the heartwarming feedback he’s gotten from Queen bandmates on how they believe he and the late Freddie Mercury would have gotten along. And, Adam jokes he may join Tinder when quarantine is over!
‘American Idol’ Exclusive: Lauren Mascitti ‘Can’t Argue With God’; Here’s What’s Next for the Top 21 Contestant – Members of the medical community are our heroes, especially in times like these. “I miss my work family — I love what I do,” she gushed. “Of course, music is my heart, but [nursing] is my living, and I really want to be by my colleagues during this pandemic. I’m anxious to get in there and help out.” “I made up my mind a long time ago that God knows my future much better than I do, and his hands are the best place for my future to be,” Mascitti shared. Humbled by her experience on the show, Mascitti told us, “You can’t argue with God.” She is excited to watch Leer go on with the belief that she is on her path for a reason. “I’m excited to find out what that is, and I’m really trying to put my trust in Him and stay positive.” – Read more at CheatSheet.com
‘Songland’ Stars’ Listening Party Comes With a Message: ‘Creativity Wins’ During Coronavirus – “Songland” hitmakers Ester Dean, Shane McAnally and Ryan Tedder took a moment out of quarantining at home and Zoom songwriting sessions to host a listening party prior to the April 27 episode with guest H.E.R. “People saw the hit records coming up off of season one and realized first and foremost it’s about collaboration and giving exposure to unsigned songwriters,” said Tedder during a Zoom call with reporters. “My goal is that is that the highest amount of people possible come off the show with a publishing deal or they become professional songwriters full-time. That’s the point of what we’re doing, and showing the beauty of songwriting and the magic behind it.” – Read more at Variety