Alessia Cara, JoJo, More Added To Upcoming Disney Parks Holiday Specials

Zara Larsson [Radio Disney/Disney Channel]

Update: ABC issued updated lineups for the Disney Parks holiday specials, and Zara Larsson is no longer listed.

ABC now says that JoJo will sing the “holiday classic from a stunning location at Walt Disney World” on the Thanksgiving Night show.

Headline Planet has reached out to ABC for clarification; we will share any updates we receive.

The Disney-ABC television group has confirmed additional performers for its upcoming Disney Parks holiday specials.

The newly announced names include Zara Larsson, Alessia Cara, JoJo, Boyz II Men, Flo Rida, Gavin DeGraw, and OneRepublic.

As previously reported, ABC will be airing specials on Thanksgiving night and Christmas morning. Disney Channel will be broadcasting a Descendants-themed special the day after Thanksgiving.

The updated lineups are as follows:

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration – 8PM ET – Thanksgiving night on ABC
Boyz II Men, joined by JoJo, will sing a holiday favorite from the steps of Cinderella Castle

Alessia Cara will sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s animated feature film, “Moana” (in theaters November 23) for the very first time on broadcast television.

Kelly Clarkson will perform “Underneath the Tree” and “Stronger.”

Flo Rida performs two of his smash hits.

Zara Larsson sings a holiday classic from a stunning location at Walt Disney World.

From Disney’s Hollywood Studios, OneRepublic performs one of their hit songs.

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will perform “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Ugly Christmas Sweater” and “Marshmallow World,” all from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration – 8PM ET – November 25 on Disney Channel
“Jolly to the Core,” performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart.

“Silent Night,” performed by Hollywood Records and Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson.

Kelly Clarkson performing a song from her 2013 holiday album “Wrapped in Red.”

“Descendants 2” star China Anne McClain performing “This Christmas.”

Forever In Your Mind performing “Celebrate.”

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks perform a holiday duet from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration – 10AM ET – Christmas morning on ABC
Alessia Cara will perform a holiday favorite.

Sofia Carson performs “Silent Night” featuring an alternate musical arrangement from her performance on Disney Channel and also hosts from backstage.

Kelly Clarkson performing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

In front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Gavin DeGraw sings a Christmas classic.

“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” performed by Jordan Fisher who will also make his Broadway debut in “Hamilton” on November 22.

OneRepublic performs from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Solo and duet performances by Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

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