Tomorrow, Disney Channel will premiere ‘Let It Shine’ at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST. This Disney Channel original features three young rising stars: Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones(a brown beauty!), and Trevor Jackson.
Below is an excerpt from the movie’s feature on blackcelebkids.com. Check out the interview BCK conducted with the cast here!
In the movie, Cyrus, played by Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”), is a shy, aspiring musician/songwriter that writes music under the pen name “Truth.” He enters a contest with a song that he writes about an unrequited love for an old friend, Roxanne, played by Coco Jones (Radio Disney “N.B.T.”). Too shy to present the song himself, Cyrus lets his best friend Kris, played by Trevor Jackson (“Eureka”), perform and take credit for the song. Cyrus idly stands by and watches as his best friend receives all of the accolades and begins to grab the heart of his crush.
Let It Shine is an inspiring movie set to the beat of gospel and hip-hop. The modern day Cyrano de Bergerac-inspired story is about three teenagers and how they learn the importance of being themselves.
*Courtney ‘Coco’ Jones is a 14 year old actress, singer, rapper, and dancer. She was born in South Carolina, but was raised in Tenessee. Coco was featured on Radio Disney’s ”Next Big Thing” in 2010 and made a cameo on “So Random” in 2012. She was also just recently signed to Hollywood Records!