More than five and a half hours of entertainment in store
Christina Aguilera will perform for a live audience of more than one million people, just minutes before the ball drops on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 on ABC. Aguilera last performed on the show in 2007, and this year she will be joined by Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block in the hours leading up to the 2019 countdown. This marks multi-platinum artists Dan + Shay’s first appearance on the show and Bastille’s second, while pop super group New Kids On The Block will take the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stage for the second time – having last performed in 2011 with Backstreet Boys. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on Monday, December 31st beginning at 8 pm EST on the ABC Television Network.
Post Malone will perform from a stop on his current tour in Brooklyn, NY as part of the event. Airing just after the midnight countdown, Malone will be the first television performance of 2019.
As previously announced, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris are headlining the New Orleans party.
Ranked as the No. 1 music special of last year, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 marks the 47th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and will include five and a half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 13 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.
Multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, joined by performances from Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth, as well as collaborations from Macklemore with Skylar Grey presented by Planet Fitness and The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini.
The complete lineup airing Monday, December 31st on ABC is:
8-10 pm ET – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – Part 1
10-11 pm ET – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – Part 2
11:30 pm-1:09 am ET – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – Part 1
1:09-2:13 am ET – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – Part 2
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