Ryan Seacrest happy that Mariah Carey returning for New Year's Eve performance

01 January, 2018, 04:21 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Ryan Seacrest and Jenny Mc Carthy attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve 2018 press junket at Times Square

"One of the most exciting news stories about New Year's Eve is giving Mariah Carey that second chance that I think everybody deserves".

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve returns for its 46th installment with its 2017 - 2018 edition, starring hosts Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, Ciara and Lucy Hale.

The show will include five and a half hours of performances - including one by Britney Spears, who will perform from her residency stage in the Axis at Planet Hollywood - and reports on New Year's celebrations from coast to coast and around the world. The action starts at 8:00 p.m. EST and goes on past New Year's Eve with an end time of 2:13 a.m. Mariah Carey will be returning to perform this year in Times Square along with Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, and Sugarland.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest airs on ABC on December 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET. As she hosts, there will be quite a few artists joining her onstage as performers, including Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man, and Hailee Steinfeld will take the stage.

You can stream the event directly from ABC's site.




Maria Menounos will serve as his co-host, with Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Macklemore, Skylar Grey and Flo Rida set to perform.

To top off this unbelievable ensemble of performers, pop sensation Nick Jonas will hit the stage to kick off the new year! The special also will be live on Facebook, as well as the network's live streaming and on demand subscription service Univision Now.

The live broadcast begins on New Year's Eve at 9 PM ET and will feature musical numbers by Banda El Recodo, Bad Bunny, Bronco, Carlos Vives, Chiquis, Chyno, Ha*Ash, Karol G, Leslie Grace, Luis Coronel, Mau and Ricky, Olga Tañón and Sebastián Yatra from New York City, Disney California Adventure, Las Vegas, and San Antonio.

Seacrest, 43, went on to add, "You hear people say, 'anything can happen, ' and it did, last year..."

This is after claims that Mariah felt "vilified" over her 2016 performance.

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