AMERICAN IDOL – “214 (Disney Night)” – “American Idol”‘s Top 10 contestants head to The Happiest Place On Earth, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, to prepare for the next phase of the competition, Disney Night. The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland. The Top 10 will then return to the iconic Idol stage in Los Angeles to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning America’s heart and vote for a spot in the Top 8. Joining the Top 10 to perform the beloved song “Part of Your World” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is singer and actress Lea Michele. Also, America’s sweethearts, ABC’s Season 1 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, return to the stage to sing a Disney classic during a special duet performance. The magic takes place SUNDAY, APRIL 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
Story courtesy of EXTRA
Singer Katy Perry came to play for Disney Night on “American Idol.”
“Extra” Special Correspondent Robert Palmer spoke with judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Perry, who transformed into “The Little Mermaid” villain Ursula.
Luke and Lionel joked about getting invited to her upcoming wedding to Orlando Bloom. Luke said, “We’re trying to get an invite to the wedding… I’ve been jogging to the mailbox every day. Must be a private ceremony.”
While doing her best Ursula impersonation, Katy teased, “private ceremony.”
The trio spent Easter Sunday at work, but Lionel had an egg hunt at his house earlier in the day. He shared, “There were little munchkins running around… who didn’t know who I was… these were my grandkids.”
Luke commented, “The problem at Lionel’s house is when the kids think they find an egg, it’s a golf ball, ’cause he lives on the golf course.”
Lionel agreed, saying, “It was true they were finding golf balls…golf balls everywhere.”
Will they do a third season of “American Idol”? Katy said, “I hope so. Can you tell the world that you want us? Vote us in.”
She continued, “The show is totally different than what it used to be; I think people are uplifted.”
Luke pointed out, “If we’re feuding, in between us, America can feel all that. Nobody wants to watch that. We legitimately enjoy (A) working together, (B) seeing these kids —” Katy chimed in, “Find their power.” Lionel noted that the show is all about encouragement.
As for the three of them taking the “Idol” stage together to perform, Katy teased, “Well, just keep watching.”
“American Idol” airs Sunday nights on ABC.