Lauren Alaina to Appear in FOX Country Themed New Years Eve Special

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Singer Lauren Alaina arrives at 2011 American Country Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Lauren Alaina;

FOX is planning to ring in the New Year with a country-themed special starring American Idol 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina.

Rodney Atkins will also be on board for American Country New Year’s Eve Live (11:00 ET live), telecast from the Las Vegas strip and New York City’s Times Square.

Additional performers and a host will be announced soon. (VIA TV Line)

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  • Anonymous

    Wait, so she’s hosting the show?

  • Anonymous

    Wait, so she’s hosting the show?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    Host to be announced soon…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    Host to be announced soon…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Freeman/100000029986611 Ann Freeman

    They are looking for a host.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Freeman/100000029986611 Ann Freeman

    They are looking for a host.

  • Chris

    I hope she gets to sing one of her own songs…. Her album has been getting very little promo, all the major public appearances have been limited to introducing other acts, singing other people’s material like Christmas, or White House with Loretta Lynn. I think Ellen was the last time she sang a Wildflower track on a major stage.

  • Chris

    I hope she gets to sing one of her own songs…. Her album has been getting very little promo, all the major public appearances have been limited to introducing other acts, singing other people’s material like Christmas, or White House with Loretta Lynn. I think Ellen was the last time she sang a Wildflower track on a major stage.

  • Anonymous

    So she’s just “appearing”, just like she did at the ACA’s. Well, I hope she can at least perform, or are they already confirming that she will?

  • Anonymous

    So she’s just “appearing”, just like she did at the ACA’s. Well, I hope she can at least perform, or are they already confirming that she will?

  • db987

    I agree she has been getting some decent face time at the awards show but no promo of her own stuff. This sounds promising no need to sing Christmas stuff could be a nice bit of exsposure. Man her and her team are working very hard, nice gig.

  • db987

    I agree she has been getting some decent face time at the awards show but no promo of her own stuff. This sounds promising no need to sing Christmas stuff could be a nice bit of exsposure. Man her and her team are working very hard, nice gig.

  • Anonymous

    Hope Scotty will be on it too!  It will be fun to have a Country show to watch on New Year’s Eve!

  • Anonymous

    Hope Scotty will be on it too!  It will be fun to have a Country show to watch on New Year’s Eve!

  • db987

    It says additional performers to be announced soon so I think she is performing.

  • db987

    It says additional performers to be announced soon so I think she is performing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh good. At least she’ll get to perform one of her own songs.

  • Anonymous

    Oh good. At least she’ll get to perform one of her own songs.

  • Anonymous

    I’m assuming this is the same New Year’s Eve show FOX has broadcast for years — only this year it is going all-country rather than having pop or r&b or rock acts?

  • Anonymous

    I’m assuming this is the same New Year’s Eve show FOX has broadcast for years — only this year it is going all-country rather than having pop or r&b or rock acts?

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    It says starring Lauren so I would think she would be performing at least.

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    It says starring Lauren so I would think she would be performing at least.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If she performs song(s) from Wildflower, this will be nice promo for Lauren.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If she performs song(s) from Wildflower, this will be nice promo for Lauren.

  • Anonymous

    Lauren’s management is doing a fantastic job imo. 

  • Anonymous

    Lauren’s management is doing a fantastic job imo. 

  • Anonymous

    Lauren has been performing non-stop for the last month –different state nearly every day or two.  What a great way for her to close-out the year!  Wonder if she will be in N.Y. or Vegas?  Great national exposure!

  • Anonymous

    Lauren has been performing non-stop for the last month –different state nearly every day or two.  What a great way for her to close-out the year!  Wonder if she will be in N.Y. or Vegas?  Great national exposure!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully Fox does a better job this year than they and/or Billboard have done in the past.  If they can’t show more than two or three live acts, and more big name artists then they need to stop airing a New Year’s show. Just showcasing one genre is going to lead to lower ratings, but Fox’s ratings for this show have never been good anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully Fox does a better job this year than they and/or Billboard have done in the past.  If they can’t show more than two or three live acts, and more big name artists then they need to stop airing a New Year’s show. Just showcasing one genre is going to lead to lower ratings, but Fox’s ratings for this show have never been good anyway.

  • Tess

    Doesn’t FOX do a New Year’s Eve special from Las Vegas every year…and don’t they try and highlight some winners and runners-up from Idol? I remember Kris and Allison, for sure.  I think it is great that FOX is standing behind those Singers that Idol produced.  Much better than the Networks supporting The Voice or The Sing Off.
     
    Find it interesting, though, that FOX has committed to a Country New Years show….doesn’t look as though the X-Factor winner will be invited….but then you never know.

  • Tess

    Doesn’t FOX do a New Year’s Eve special from Las Vegas every year…and don’t they try and highlight some winners and runners-up from Idol? I remember Kris and Allison, for sure.  I think it is great that FOX is standing behind those Singers that Idol produced.  Much better than the Networks supporting The Voice or The Sing Off.
     
    Find it interesting, though, that FOX has committed to a Country New Years show….doesn’t look as though the X-Factor winner will be invited….but then you never know.

  • SaSa8

    I would love to see Scotty perform on this show also but I don’t know if he will be back in the US on that day.  He is going to the Dominican Republic with Operation Christmas Child to deliver shoe boxes on the 28th I think.  This is a Christian organization he has been participating in for years and he served as a spokesperson for this year.  I have heard him talk about how excited he is to be able to personally deliver these boxes this year.  So we will have to wait and see if he will perform. 

  • SaSa8

    I would love to see Scotty perform on this show also but I don’t know if he will be back in the US on that day.  He is going to the Dominican Republic with Operation Christmas Child to deliver shoe boxes on the 28th I think.  This is a Christian organization he has been participating in for years and he served as a spokesperson for this year.  I have heard him talk about how excited he is to be able to personally deliver these boxes this year.  So we will have to wait and see if he will perform. 

  • Anonymous

    David Archuleta did the New Year’s Eve special for Fox in Vegas last year.

  • Tess

    I really wonder how many “folks” really pay attention to who performs on these televised New Years Eve shows.  By the time the “ball” drops I would guess that a lot of peeps are kind of snockered and that kids are sent off to bed.

    Since FOX always comes in last on the ratings maybe it is a good idea to move to a genre outside of Top 40 (HAC) and try to, at least, provide something for viewers who may not be enamored with Pop.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t scotty going to the dominican republic with operation christmas child on december 27?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    It is true that that ABC is the big ratings draw on NYE every year.  I agree with the choir about the crappy Fox production of the NYE shows in the past.  I don’t blame anyone who chooses to switch to ABC.  lol 

    I hope that for Lauren’s sake that she is on the list of those scheduled to perform.  If you’ve noticed these past few months, not particularly just with AI promo, but promo for any of these country awards shows that the performers and not the presenters reap the benefits with sales bumps and so I hope a performance is in the cards for her.

  • Anonymous

    Well I gather there is a good number of kids who are allowed to stay up and watch below the snockered age, my myself when I was younger. I used to be obsessed with switching between the different show, trying not to miss anything. Lol.

    I’m glad for their variety too. Country isn’t my genre of choice (in fact I am most enamored with pop) but I enjoy Lauren’s style of country and will be glad of it. I might be too snockered myself to watch live, but I’ll be happy to find her on YT later.

    PS. Snockered is my new favorite word, thank you.

  • BonnieDee

    Great, now I have something to watch on New Year’s Eve!.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know about Lauren specifically, but don’t be surprised if some of the performances are recycled from the American Country Awards.

    Actually the most interesting part of the TV Line story is that Lauren will be opening for Jason Aldean in the New Year.

  • Anonymous

    Not trying to be a Grinch but isn’t it enough for Lauren’s management that she’ll be touring the country with Jason Aldean for 3 solid months which will provide great exposure! Wouldn’t the wiser thing to do, be simply to give her a holiday break to spend time with friends and family and get some much needed rest.  Wonder if her management team has even seen a Christmas Carol or maybe they’re emulating Scrooge! Bah Humbug! 

  • BonnieDee

    She’s taking a 2 – 3 week break in December.

  • Chris

    I would guess the 2 weeks won’t be real time off. She has a tour to put together! AI production team won’t be in charge

  • Anonymous

    Performers don’t have ’normal’ work schedules. People go out on NYE and other holidays and that’s when they want entertainment. Actors in the theatre work six nights a week. Etc.

  • http://twitter.com/TimFrith24 Timothy Frith

    Will Taylor Swift perform in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    yep,,SCOTTY,s performing…!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Where did you see Scotty’s performing?  I see a new announcement that Rodney Carrington is host and it lists other performers, including Lauren, but nothing about Scotty.  http://blog.newsok.com/television/2011/12/21/rodney-carrington-to-host-american-country-new-years-eve-live-toby-keith-also-to-be-featured/