Charles and Camilla who? Sunday’s annual Disney Night episode of American Idol included a visit from actual royalty — Princess Ariel!
Ahead of the May 26 release of Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid movie, star Halle Bailey took to the Idol stage for a live performance of “Part of Your World,” her character’s signature ballad about longing to experience life as a human.
The Little Mermaid’s cast also includes Javier Bardem as notorious human hater King Triton; Daveed Diggs as neurotic crab Sebastian; Awkwafina as diving bird/hoarding enabler Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay as the extremely realistic Flounder; Jonah Hauer-King as fairest-in-the-land Prince Eric; and Melissa McCarthy as the true hero of the story, the one and only sea-witch Ursula.
The Little Mermaid is the latest in a series of live-action adaptations of classic animated Disney movies to hit theaters over the years. Previous big-screen remakes include 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and The Lion King. Up next is 2024’s Snow White — starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot as the the titular princess and the Evil Queen — with Hercules, Lilo & Stitch, Moana and more also currently in the works.
Hit PLAY on the video above to watch Bailey sing “Part of Your World,” then grade her performance below and drop a comment with your full review.
Absolutely beautiful….well done Ms.Bailey
Can’t wait to see you on the big screen
…..way to excited grandma 👵 😆
For all the people that said excellent. Your shot! She lip sang! You thought it was actually her singing in that moment you are mistaking! Now that you know the truth it is an epic fail!!!!!
It’s a live performance
sometimes for prerecorded live performances they record it multiple times and then edit it to take out different takes and even camera angles
so its definitely live either way
The song sounds the same but also really different from her recorded version she was definitely singing
If you’ve heard Halle sing live this song is a walk in the park for her. This is how she typically sounds live , I have never heard a single bad performance from her ever.
Ultimately its still her voice even in the unlikely event that you’re correct lol there are literal clips of her recording the song in the studio with a full orchestra.
So yea she sounds excellent and the visuals are giving.
she also sang the song live last year at a disney event you can google the leaked footage from that if you don’t belive she cant sing the song lol
Joe, if you want us to take you seriously instead of assuming you are a bot of some sort, you need to work on your English.
That was not the song on the record, as the single is out. You can compare them. She even made a small mistake on the word “free”. Otherwise, the performance was so stunning that I can see how you could think it was lip-sync-ed.
Her phrasing of “free” was no mistake. It was an intentional choice that beautifully conveyed the longing and frustration felt by Ariel.
So beautiful. I don’t think she lip sync. It’s different than the recorded song, and I know because I’ve been listening it on the apple music all day every day.
A perfect Ariel in the form of exquisite Halle Bailey!! Little girls and boys around the world have a new role model to enjoy and appreciate – heck, adults, too. Thank you, Disney, for once again getting this casting so very, very right! 🧜♀️
Everything about her performance was absolute stunning! I was captivated from the very first moment. Well done Ms. Bailey!!!
Mehhhhh, cant take her seriously as a musician after hearing her ask Jimmy Fallon who Johnny Cash is. 🤦♀️
Johnny Cash died 20 years ago. When she was a small child. And he was a big artist in a very specific genre, not very relevant to the kind of music she makes.
Just saw the movie and it was good, top 20 all time. It trails Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [original), Cinderella (original), Sleeping Beauty (original), The Lion King (original), Beauty and the Beast (original), Pinocchio (original), The Little Mermaid (original), Peter Pan (original), Alice in Wonderland (original), Aladdin (original), Beauty and the Beast (live action), Mary Poppins (original), Aladdin (live action), Geppetto, Hook, and the four Toy Story movies.