Grammy-winning Entertainer Shaggy is thankful after he landed the role as\u00a0Sebastian\u00a0in a live concert production of\u00a0The Little Mermaid\u00a0set to air on ABC.\n\n\n\nShaggy joins Auli\u2019i Cravalho (the voice of Moana) who will play Ariel, and Queen Latifah as Ursula.\n\n\n\nABC Network announced earlier this month that the live musical event, set to air November 5 at 8 p.m. ET. will be apart of \u201cThe Wonderful World of Disney\u201d franchise honoring the 30th anniversary of\u00a0The Little Mermaid.\n\n\n\nThe live concert will \u201ctake viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film,\u201d ABC said in a\u00a0press release. \u201cThis never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-winning Broadway stage version.\u201d\n\n\n\nSpeaking on the role, an elated Shaggy said it was difficult to keep the big news a secret from his fans, "Well, I have known for about a month, so I just think the hardest part was to keep my mouth shut until it was time for the official announcement. I was the only choice," he told The Star. "The director and the head of ABC never had a second choice, had I known before, maybe my negotiations would have been totally different."\n\n\n\nRehearsals for ABC's The Little Mermaid Live will begin in September and as for the actual film remake, Shaggy says he believes legendary comedian\/actor Oliver Samuels is the right man for the job.\n\n\n\n"I believe Oliver Samuels would make an amazing Sebastian as a comedian that is incredibly talents and I am a super fan. We should lobby for any Jamaican who tries for the role," he continued.