DCapella, Disney’s Acapella group, has covered the classic fan-favorite song from the 35th Animated Feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hercules, “Go The Distance.”
- Fans of Disney Music will love the newest performance from Disney’s in-house Acapella group, DCapella, as they sing the fan-favorite anthem from 1997’s Hercules, “Go The Distance.”
- DCappella is Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation featuring 7 world class vocalists. Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook, the group originally came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage. Since their debut on the “American Idol” stage during Disney Night in 2018, DCappella has completed a 40-city tour through North America and parts of Canada, and they sold out an 18-city tour through Japan.
- Performed from their homes, the group performs the popular song from the film, which was sung by Roger Bart and later over the end credits by Michael Bolton.
- In the 1997 film, the song is sung by young Hercules, whose god-like strength makes him an outcast among his peers and the townspeople. The song serves as Hercules's “want” song for the movie, sort of asking the Greek Gods above to help him find where he is supposed to belong. Soon after, as he learns that he is the long-lost son of Zeus, king of the gods. He is also told that he must become a true hero on Earth if he wants to rejoin his father on Mount Olympus.
- The song has appeared in numerous other Disney places since, including the Hercules-based musical aboard the Disney Cruise Line, both Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams and Happily Ever After at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and was also originally part of the original production of World of Color at Disney California Adventure before last minute changes had the scene scrapped.
- Along with the video above, the DCapella cover of the song, “Go The Distance” can be downloaded and streamed on most music services. For a complete list, check here.