Sofía Daccarett Char, better known as Sofia Carson (born April 10, 1993), is an American singer and actress. Her first appearance on television was as a guest star on the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally. In 2015, she appeared as Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendant In 2016 she appeared as Lola Perez in Adventures in Babysitting, as Melanie Diaz in Tini: The Movie and Tessa in A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits.
Disney is going all-in on The Descendants 2, the sequel musical to Disney Channel’s 2015 original live-action movie about the teenage children of classic Disney villains. ABC said today it will air an aftershow, Descendants 2: ABC After-Party, featuring the full cast of the movie, at 10:30 PM ET immediately after the movie’s premiere.
Descendants 2 airs at 8 PM ET that night simultaneously on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies and on branded apps.
The aftershow will feature cast members Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain and director Kenny Ortega. It will feature footage of the cast riding as grand marshals in Disneyland’s parade down Main Street U.S.A., meeting fans at this week’s red carpet premiere, along with outtakes and behind-the-scenes clips.
The Descendants drew 6.55 million viewers to its premiere broadcast in summer 2015, with that number growing to 10.54 million in Live+3, making it the most-watched cable move of that year.
“I grew up dressed like a Disney princess, I knew all the songs and I would sing them all day long,” Sofia Carson says in our interview, right after belting out tunes from Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. But irony is a funny thing: the 24-year-old rose to fame for playing a villain.
After landing minor roles on the Disney Channel, Carson’s big break came in 2015 when she starred in Descendants, an original movie-musical revolving around the children of Disney’s most iconic villains: Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen, the mother of Carson’s character, Evie. A sequel is set to air on July 21.
Then within a year of releasing her debut single “Love Is the Name” in April 2016 (she is currently working on her debut album), Carson starred in the newest installment of Cinderella Story (which Disney’s Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff have starred in before her). Now she’s focusing on conquering the fashion industry, making appearances at Paris Fashion Week and attending parties hosted by the likes of Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, before her first Academy Awards red carpet moment wearing Monique Lhuillier. “It’s what I’ve always been wanting—to be a part of the fashion world,” she admits. “[Paris Fashion Week] was surreal because I grew up really admiring theses icons. All of it is what I’ve always dreamed of.”
For better or for worse, Disney has a legacy as a launchpad for female stars from Britney Spears to Hilary Duff to Miley Cyrus, to newbies like Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Rowan Blanchard. Sofia Carson is next on the list. Here, she lets BAZAAR.com in on her life as a villain, her debut album, and what’s next.
Hugely popular singers Hailee Steinfeld (Republic Records), Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment) and Sofia Carson (Hollywood Records/Republic Records) — three recording artists whose musical careers were influenced by Britney Spears — will perform a medley to celebrate the pop superstar as she’s honored with the Icon Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA). Grammy nominee Ballerini and “Descendants 2” star Carson (who also host the awards show), and Academy Award-nominated actress and multiplatinum-selling artist Steinfeld will perform some of Spears’ biggest hits with each song voted into the medley by Radio Disney fans.
Grammy Award-winning Spears is the first-ever recipient of the RDMA Icon Award which recognizes an artist whose career transcends popular culture. Her music began playing on Radio Disney in 1998.
Newly added to the 2017 RDMA performer lineup is electronic violinist and multi-award-winning artist Lindsey Stirling in a first-time collaboration with chart-topping singer/songwriter Julia Michaels (Republic Records). They will perform an exclusive rendition of Michaels’ hit single, “Issues,” a song that debuted at No. 1 on the Radio Disney Top 30.
The exciting performances take place during music’s biggest event for families, now in its fifth year, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosting the show are Kelsea Ballerini, Sofia Carson, Jordan Fisher, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega.
“Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards” airs SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on multiple Disney-branded platforms.
Winners of the 2017 RDMA will be announced on SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with performances by Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels, Sofia Carson, Sabrina Carpenter, Auli’i Cravalho, Fitz and The Tantrums, Erin Bowman, Grace VanderWaal and Train. 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.
Next week’s episode of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” will have some familiar faces! The cast of Disney’s Descendants will be performing on Monday, May 1st 2017’s episode of the show! The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate “A Night at the Movies.” From the press release:
Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart perform a “Descendants”-themed medley featuring “Rotten to the Core,” from the original Disney Channel movie, and the latest high-energy pop-rock anthem, “Ways to Be Wicked,” from the upcoming sequel, “Descendants 2.” “Descendants 2” premieres July 21st on Disney Channel, ABC, Lifetime, Disney XD and Freeform.
Make sure you tune in on Monday at 8PM on ABC to see the cast perform!
The Descendants 2 cast will be opening up the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards with the world premiere performance of “Ways To Be Wicked”! They will also be premiering a brand new trailer with new footage from the movie as well as a trailer for the newest novel in the Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz “Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel”!
Sofia will be hosting the awards show along with Jordan Fisher, Kelsea Ballerini, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega on Saturday April 29th and the 2 hour special will be airing on Disney Channel on Sunday April 30th!
This year’s Radio Disney Music Awards hosts have been announced! Sofia Carson will be co-hosting the awards show along side Grammy-nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini, Teen Beach Movie & Hamilton star Jordan Fisher, Radio Disney host & singer Alex Aiono and Stuck In The Middle’s Jenna Ortega.
The awards show will take place on April 29th 2017 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air on Disney Channel the next day on April 30th 2017.
Good luck to Sofia and the rest of the hosting crew! We’re all sure you’ll do a great job!