Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

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

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

Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are holding down the fort in Times Square with tonight's headlining performers.

He has good reason to be - as he explained, "We're really not in control". Forecasters are predicting that this New Year's Eve in New York City could be the second coldest on record, so grab a blanket and snuggle up on the couch to watch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 to ring in the new year instead! Beginning her official solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, Cabello released her much-anticipated debut single, "Crying in the Club", to rave reviews.

Seacrest added that the timing for the NY lineup - which includes the reunited Sugarland, Camila Cabello, and Nick Jonas - couldn't be better, as all three have big years ahead of them. "I don't think you can ever go on the air and say, 'This is gonna go perfectly, cause there's a lot of things out of our control, but I'm sure, that those involved in that performance, incuding the singer, will make preparations".

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In the spirit of the new year - and staying on theme for the telecast, New Year's Rockin' Eve hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy told Variety that they were happy Mariah Carey was invited back to perform at ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, despite last year's disappointment.

"The timing is really ideal". Sugarland is back together. "Makes for an unbelievable night". On the West Coast, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, BTS, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid with Marshmello, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. She's had this happen before, particularly when she performed for her Las Vegas show. The Hollywood Party will be hosted by multiplatinum recording artist Ciara. "When we first heard of the notion, I think we thought, 'Well, that can', she won't... really?' And then we started thinking, 'This is the best idea". "Ciara is incredible. So talented". "We are excited to have that performance". Like the others, the telecast will take place live in Times Square starting at 8 PM ET.

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