THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CONTINUES
WITH DISNEY NIGHT AS THE TOP 10 PERFORM LIVE COAST TO COAST,
THIS WEEK ON ABC'S 'AMERICAN IDOL'
Sunday Will Mark the First-Ever Coast-to-Coast Simul-Vote
Katy Perry Performs With the Top 10 at Disneyland Parks and Resorts
Idina Menzel Serves as Mentor to the Top 10 Contestants
"115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)" - "American Idol" heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Parks and Resorts, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), streaming and on demand.
For the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series will allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, as "American Idol" is simulcast in all time zones across the country over a three-week span, starting Sunday, April 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network. Viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the "American Idol" during this time period. Results will be revealed at the end of each show in real time, across all time zones. During this three-week span, these episodes will be rebroadcast during their normal time slot on Sundays at 8:00-10:01 p.m. PDT.
In this episode, the remaining contestants head south to Anaheim, California, to Disneyland Resort to celebrate making it to the Top 10 and prepare for next week's performances. Katy Perry performs a timeless Disney song in front of Disneyland Park's Sleeping Beauty Castle, accompanied by the Top 10. The Top 10 contestants are joined by Tony Award(R)-winning Broadway legend Idina Menzel, who offers up her expertise as mentor for the Idol finalists for their Disney performances.
Back onstage in Los Angeles, the Top 10 contestants perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning over America's heart and being voted through to the next round. D Cappella, Disney's new a cappella singing sensation, will make its debut appearance on "American Idol," singing classic Disney songs throughout the show. At the end of the night, three Idol hopefuls will be eliminated and the Top 7 finalists will be revealed.
The Top 10 finalists and their Disney Night songs include:
· Ada Vox - "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King"
· Cade Foehner - "Kiss the Girl" from "The Little Mermaid"
· Caleb Lee Hutchinson - "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story"
· Catie Turner - "Once Upon a Dream" from "Sleeping Beauty"
· Dennis Lorenzo - "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from "The Lion King"
· Gabby Barrett - "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas"
· Jurnee - "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana"
· Maddie Poppe - "The Bare Necessities" from "The Jungle Book"
· Michael J. Woodard - "Beauty and the Beast" from "Beauty and the Beast"
· Michelle Sussett - "Remember Me" from "Coco"
Helping America determine who will become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, with Emmy(R) Award-winning Ryan Seacrest returning as host.
"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre, representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
"American Idol" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
The official "American Idol" app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can vote for their favorite contestants, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text. Fans can also use the app to "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans.