“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010,” airing New Year’s Eve on ABC, has unveiled the performers for this year’s show. Like Seacrest, most were not born when Clark hosted the first edition 38 years ago.
For the record, Seacrest was born just a few days before Clark’s third New Year’s Eve show aired. As it happens, Seacrest was a Christmas Eve baby in 1974, according to Wikipedia.
The 38th annual broadcast on December 31st will feature musical performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke and Orianthi.
Fergie will serve as West Coast host. No, that’s not the Dutchess of York, but singer/songwriter Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas, who will be performing host duties as well as performing in Las Vegas.
The bi-coastal celebration will include three and one-half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
The festivities will kick off with “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010” from10:00-11:00 pm ET, featuring performances live from New York’s Times Square and performances from Las Vegas.
During “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 1” (11:30 pm to 1:05 am ET), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of 2009 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Las Vegas and Times Square in New York.
Wrapping the night’s activities will be “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 2” (1:05-2:05 am ET), when musical acts will continue the party into the early hours of the New Year with additional performances from Las Vegas.
Orly Adelson, President of dick clark productions, and Larry Klein, producer of the specials, said: “2010 will be an exciting year in music, and we are celebrating the beginning of the new year with a packed lineup featuring today’s best artists and some talented newcomers to the scene.” (Don’t you love quotes which are supposed to come from multiple persons in unison?)
The New Year’s Eve specials are presentations of dick clark productions, inc. with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces.