Seacrest will host the five and a half-hour broadcast of special performances from Times Square in New York, with assistance from Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, with Ciara hosting the West Coast broadcast, with performances from Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Weezer, as well as collaborations between Brown and Alaina, Macklemore with Skylar Grey and the Chainsmokers and Ballerini.
“I’m excited to celebrate my first New Year as the Mayor of New Orleans, and proud to have the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve team there to mark the moment,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. “We’re kicking off a whole new chapter in the history of our City, and pointing the way forward to the next 300 years!”
“We’re preparing for another stellar Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest event, broadcasting New Orleans ringing in the New Year live from the French Quarter. For the third straight year, this partnership gives us the opportunity to showcase our joie de vivre and penchant for hospitality to a national audience,” said Stephen Perry, president & ceo of New Orleans & Company. “We’re eager to kick off the new year with a reminder to millions watching at home that nobody hosts celebrations quite like we do.”
The show will also feature Post Malone rocking the house after midnight with a performance from a stop on his Beerbongs & Bentleys tour. More performers for the Times Square and New Orleans celebrations are yet to be announced. The New Year’s Eve countdown event begins live from New York City at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
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