Beyonce dedicated her performance of When You Wish Upon A Star to healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, as she made a surprise appearance on the Disney Family Singalong on Thursday night (April 16, 2020).
The 38-year-old singer stunned viewers when she appeared in a video recorded from her home, and said before she sang the Pinocchio classic: “I’d like to dedicate this song to all the healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe. We greatly appreciate you.”
Concluding the performance, the mother-of-three urged: “Please hold on to your families tight. Be safe, don’t give up. We’re going to get through this, I promise.”
Beyonce became part of the Disney family when she voiced Nala in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King.
Other stellar performances on the Singalong came from stars including Thomas Rhett, Demi Lovato and Michael Buble, and Ariana Grande.
Ariana has made no secret of the fact that her favorite Disney movie is Hercules, so was the perfect choice to belt out I Won’t Say I’m in Love from the film. But while fans had been unsure how the 26-year-old would be able to perform the lines of main character Megara and the chorus of Greek muses who provide backing vocals in the track, Ariana wowed the audience by performing every single part herself.
The clever video was split into different sections showing Ariana, dressed in a metallic tube top, singing the muses’ parts, while her Megara performance, which showed her in a fur-trimmed purple cardigan, featured in the middle.