Ryan Seacrest Opens 11th Hospital Studio for Sick Children
Marc Gordon - December 7, 2020

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, opened a new state-of-the-art 1,200-square-foot broadcast media center called Seacrest Studios on Wednesday — and Justin Bieber joined in virtually to celebrate and connect with patients! Seacrest hosted a special virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new studio, which is part of an entertainment initiative that the radio and television host and his family developed to help patients explore the creative realms of radio, TV, and new media as creative tools to help their healing process. The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer studio is the 11th location of its kind in the country and the first in Florida.


Seacrest told People in a statement: “2020 has been a year unlike any other and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is honored to be welcomed into the lives of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s patients and families. We are thrilled to be able to share a fun and creative outlet during their stay that continues to keep their health and safety a priority during these challenging times.”


The Disney Holiday Singalong, is the third iteration in the ratings phenomenon franchise, with Ryan Seacrest returning to host the night of merry music and magic

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“Although this has been an extremely challenging year, we could not be more thrilled to officially open Seacrest Studios at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer,” said hospital president Cary D’Ortona in the release. “We’re looking forward to safely engaging with our patients in new and creative ways and bringing some much-needed fun to the children and our team.”

In 2016, the longtime American Idol host marked a milestone by opening his 10th studio — with Taylor Swift’s help!


“I wanted to do something that would take the kids’ minds off of what they were going through in the hospital,” he told PEOPLE at the time of the Nashville studio. “It’s remarkable to see how when the kids are talking to some of their favorite stars, creating their own shows, doing their own interviews, they really forget some of the tough stuff that’s happening in the hospital.”

Throughout the years, Seacrest Studios have drawn other high-profile visiting artists, including Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Usher and Britney Spears.