stars of disney's 'let it shine'*The new hit children’s television movie, “Let It Shine” premiered on Disney this past weekend with 5.7 million viewers glued to the screen.

It now ranks as this year’s No. 1 movie with a core child demographic.

Starring Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson, Brandon and Mychal Smith, “Let It Shine,” is a re-imagining of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story (an 1837 play written entirely in verse) set in the contemporary world of hip-hop, rap and gospel music.

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But the fun isn’t over just yet. Now fans and families can download the Disney Channel app where kids can get into the lyrics for the “Let It Shine – Rap Battle Edition,” which airs on Saturday June 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The premiere of “Let It Shine” gives another advantage to Disney Channel which now has the year’s Top 5 scripted TV telecasts among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 (two episodes of “Wizards of Waverly Place” including the series’ finale, January telecasts of “Jessie” and “Fish Hooks”).

Feom “Let It Shine,” check out the flowing and singing skills of Tyler James Williams. Wow, who knew? Boy is bad!