HSMTMTS meets Camp Rock meets the Disney Channel Games in this Season 3 clip that will have fans dancing and singing along. The Wildcats take on Camp Rock 2‘s “It’s On” while Corbin Bleu‘s docu-series crew catches the color war turned sing-off.
This clip features a better glimpse at Meg Donnelly‘s Val, Adrian Lyles‘ Jet, and Saylor Bell Curda‘s Maddox. Of course, this HSMTMTS clip sees the Wildcats doing what they’re great at — putting on a show. But that doesn’t mean this performance lacks drama. It’s there, even if you have to look closely to see it.
Val’s role in the color war is clear from her blue and yellow attire and her character description. She’s the moderator. While the teams musically duel in a healthy display of competition, Val ensures both get a chance to shine.
As a result, Jet and Maddox have standout verses that showcase their musical talents, as do the Wildcats. The production level of this color war sing-off could have everything to do with Bleu’s docu-series chronicling Camp Shallow Lake’s production of Frozen.
Regardless, it’s exciting to see the HSMTMTS characters put their mark on “It’s On” and even break into some of the original choreography. Of course, it may be presumptuous to believe there’s even a nod to Alyson Stoner‘s iconic moves as Caitlyn from Camp Rock.
Even if that’s not the case, this season of HSMTMTS has plenty of aspects for Disney Channel fans to adore, including the color war. After all, who can forget the legendary Disney Channel Games?
The annual event would bring Disney Channel stars, from all over the world, to separate into teams (Team Blue, Team Green, Team Red, and Team Yellow) and compete in games. The fan-favorite event usually included performances from Disney Channel stars, like Miley Cyrus and Jordan Pruitt. So, the surface-level connections to HSMTMTS‘ color wars already exist. But the tangible ties to the beloved TV event become even more exciting, considering some of Season 3’s newest players.
In 2007, Corbin Bleu competed on the blue team, while Jason Earles competed on the red team. So, this HSMTMTS clip is steeped in Disney Channel history well beyond the song the characters sing. Not to mention, Meg Donnelly is modern Disney Channel royalty in her own right, thanks to her roles in Bunk’d, the Zombies franchise, and now HSMTMTS.
This is only one clip (and one musical number) from Season 3. So, imagine what other references to Disney’s catalog this season has in store.
HSMTMTS Season 3 premieres later this month. Until then, it’s more than worthwhile to dig into the details of this clip. Everything seems breezy and fun on the surface. And it may be. But there is some tension brewing between EJ and Ricky. So Portwell and Rina fans, how are we doing?
Though the duo of Ricky and EJ is never prominently featured (both are featured separately) in the number, their background interactions could hint at what’s coming on Wednesday, July 27. Of course, the trailer teases as much, too. Ultimately, High School Musical and Camp Rock fans will know that summer vacation doesn’t always mean a drama-free vacation.
Will the HSMTMTS‘ Wildcats be all for one, or will they have to work it out to discover they’re all in this together?
Watch the clip below:
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3 premieres Wednesday, July 27 on Disney+!