RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS TO BRING FANS MUST-SEE DISNEY MOMENTS, INCLUDING THE EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘WAYS TO BE WICKED’ FROM ‘DESCENDANTS 2’ FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN MOVIE FOOTAGE, AND A MEDLEY OF FAN-FAVORITE SONGS FROM DISNEY’S ‘MOANA’ PERFORMED BY AULI’I CRAVALHO, ALESSIA CARA AND JORDAN FISHER
The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, adds some Disney magic to its lineup with must-see moments from “Descendants 2” and Disney’s “Moana.” The exclusive world premiere of “Ways to Be Wicked” from “Descendants 2,” will open the RDMA featuring a first look at footage from the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie with a special appearance from stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart. Then, taking the stage together for the first time, Auli’i Cravalho, Alessia Cara and Jordan Fisher will perform a medley of fan-favorite songs from Disney’s “Moana.”
China Anne McClain, who stars in “Descendants 2” as “Uma,” the daughter of Ursula from “The Little Mermaid,” will be featured in the 2017 RDMA as a presenter. Additionally, audiences of the awards show telecast “Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards” on SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), will be given a first look at the trailer for “Descendants 2” and the trailer for the new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz “Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel” will also debut in the special two-hour telecast.
Auli’i Cravalho, the voice behind the title character of Disney’s “Moana,” and Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara will perform the Academy Award-nominated song “How Far I’ll Go.” They will be joined by Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher who will perform a rendition of “You’re Welcome,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. With more music than ever, the 2017 RDMA will also include performances by Noah Cyrus, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini, Julia Michaels, Sabrina Carpenter, Fitz and The Tantrums, Erin Bowman, Grace VanderWaal and Train.
Carson and Fisher will also serve as hosts of the 2017 RDMA alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega.
Winners of the RDMA will be announced on SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with performances by some of the biggest artists along with tomorrow’s rising stars in music. A special two-hour telecast, “Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards,” will be presented SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), in the U.S. across multiple Disney-branded platforms. The 2017 RDMA is sponsored by American Girl®, Aquabeads®, BAND-AID® Brand, Chrysler, Comcast’s Xfinity, Flavor Blasted® Goldfish® Crackers, KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes and The Walt Disney Studios.