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Who Stars In 'The Little Mermaid Live!'? Meet The Full Cast Here!

Who Stars In 'The Little Mermaid Live!'? Meet The Full Cast Here!

We are just hours away from the premiere of The Little Mermaid Live!

The live event marks a special tribute to the original animated classic and will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances – from the original movie and Broadway musical – will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.

“The cast are all absolutely perfect. I couldn’t be more thrilled,” director Hamish Hamilton told EW about the stars of the show. “These were the people we went after. They were all our absolute No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 choices.”

He adds, “For them to be so universally acclaimed by fans of the movie and the general public alike, that was great. That gives all the fans out there an illustration of our take on how we’re going to celebrate the feature. Each one of the artists cast so far have an affinity with the original character. You can imagine each of those people playing the roles and you’re excited by them. We’re not doing any shock-and-awe or radical surprises. Auli’i is just the perfect live Ariel.”

The Little Mermaid Live! airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

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Where Can You Watch 'The Little Mermaid Live!'? Find Out Here!

Where Can You Watch 'The Little Mermaid Live!'? Find Out Here!

The Little Mermaid Live! is set to premiere tonight on ABC, however there are other ways to watch the live concert event.

The concert event will be performed in front of a live studio audience starting @ 8PM ET/PT on the network, and you can also access it through the ABC app and ABC.com.

But what if you don’t have ABC? You can also check out streaming services, which include Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV.

No cable? We have two words for you: FREE TRIALS! Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV have week-long free trials that can hook you up to catch the live event.

Another way to catch it, and this is major old school, but a digital antenna works!

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‘The Little Mermaid Live’ Music – Stream The Movie & Broadway Soundtracks Here!
Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid Live’ Event Will Actually Work & Be Broadcast on TV
Auli’i Cravalho & Graham Phillips Gives Fans Sneak Peek Into Recording ‘Little Mermaid’ Songs For Upcoming Special

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Could Graham Phillips Play Prince Eric in the Live Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie? Here's What He Said

Could Graham Phillips Play Prince Eric in the Live Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie? Here's What He Said

Graham Phillips is going to be using his performance as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Live! for an audition for the live action movie.

Speaking to ET, the 26-year-old actor shared that tonight’s live musical event would be the perfect audition for him.

“I know, I’m sort of seeing this as my audition for the movie role,” he shared with a laugh. “So, we’ll see how it goes.”

So far, no actor has been announced as playing the royal in the upcoming movie, although both Christian Navarro and Gavin Leatherwood have auditioned for the part.

As far as the live event for Graham, there’s only on thing that he’s really nervous about – his hair!

“I mean, it’s tough ’cause he’s royalty, so he’s got to have the coif,” he says. “But he’s also a sailor, he’s the nautical prince, so it’s a really tough balance to make. Thankfully, we’ve got a good team, but it takes a long time.”

The Little Mermaid Live! airs TONIGHT, November 5th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Auli'i Cravalho Will Do Aerials On 'The Little Mermaid Live!' Tonight!

Auli'i Cravalho Will Do Aerials On 'The Little Mermaid Live!' Tonight!

Auli’i Cravalho is going to be flying in tonight’s The Little Mermaid Live!

The 18-year-old starlet chatted with USA Today about her favorite tunes from the movie, how she’s been preparing for the role and if she’s heard any word about a Moana sequel. Check it out below!

On wearing the red wig: “About a month ago, I think, I got to try on the wig for the first time, and it was crazy to see myself in the mirror with red hair. Then they put a red kind of dye in my eyebrows. And it made me look like, obviously, a completely different person, but it definitely put me in the headspace of Ariel, and I cannot wait to put on that iconic wig again.”

On getting to do aerials as Ariel: “‘Part of Your World’ is really exciting to me because I get to do some aerial work in that. So Ariel gets to do aerial work, which I think is also the best pun in the world. And I’m really, really excited. I’ve been doing a lot of ab exercises, I’ve been doing a lot of crunches, a lot of planks.

On a Moana sequel: “My lips stay sealed on that, but I’m really excited for whatever Disney’s coming up with.”

The Little Mermaid Live! airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

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'The Little Mermaid Live' Music - Stream The Movie & Broadway Soundtracks Here!

'The Little Mermaid Live' Music - Stream The Movie & Broadway Soundtracks Here!

Tonight’s the night! The night that The Little Mermaid Live premieres!

The special concert event will include a mixture of the film being projected on a giant surface and live musical performances from the film and Broadway stage versions, brought to life by stars Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, John Stamos, Shaggy and Graham Phillips.

While we all know the words to the animated movie version, you might not know the Broadway songs, which is why we have TWO soundtracks for you to listen to ahead of the premiere!

The Little Mermaid Live premieres TONIGHT, November 5th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Listen to The Little Mermaid soundtracks below!

Here's How 'The Little Mermaid Live' Event Will Actually Work & Be Broadcast on TV

Here's How 'The Little Mermaid Live' Event Will Actually Work & Be Broadcast on TV

We’ve only got one more day until the premiere of The Little Mermaid Live!

Starring Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, John Stamos, Shaggy and Graham Phillips, the magical event will be filled with the original animated movie, plus live performances of all your favorite songs from the soundtrack.

Entertainment Weekly spoke to director Hamish Hamilton about how the broadcast will be done and what fans can expect the event to be like.

“In its most basic explanation, it’s actually quite simple. We will start the animated feature on a giant screen presented in a room. The television audience is almost at a concert where the star is the movie on a screen. Very quickly we’re going to go full frame into the movie so the audience on television are watching the animated feature as they have done a few times if they’re fans,” he explained.

Hamish adds that “the point we get to a song, we will transition from the animated feature back into our room where we will reveal our cast performing the songs. At the end of the song, huge applause, and we transition back into full frame animated feature.”

“It’s about 55 percent of what we’re creating is the animated feature and then about 45 percent of what the TV audience will see are live performances.”

He also spoke about the blending of the live part and animated feature, hoping to make “the blend beautiful. The Hollywood Bowl clearly demonstrates that it can work and it does work, and we’re taking a stage further.”

“We hope that when we present it, people like yourself — well, actually everybody, but particularly people like yourself who love the movie so much will love our take on it.”

The Little Mermaid Live! will premiere Tuesday, November 5th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC. Check out some behind-the-scenes pics below!

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Auli'i Cravalho & Graham Phillips Gives Fans Sneak Peek Into Recording 'Little Mermaid' Songs For Upcoming Special

Auli'i Cravalho & Graham Phillips Gives Fans Sneak Peek Into Recording 'Little Mermaid' Songs For Upcoming Special

We are so ready to see Auli’i Cravalho and Graham Phillips as Ariel and Prince Eric in the upcoming, The Little Mermaid Live!

In a few new videos posted to ABC’s Instagram, Auli’i, Graham and the cast of the special give fans an inside look at recording the songs for the concert, including “Under the Sea,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Her Voice,” “Les Poissons” and, “Part of Your World.”

“Recording music for this live event has been awe-inspiring,” Auli’i shared in one of the videos. “The first song that I sang was ‘Part of Your World’, and my first take went really, really well. I was like ‘oh, this feels really good’, and I turned to Alan [Menken] and he was just like ‘Yasss!’”

You can check out sneak peeks of the upcoming special and the music below now!