To ring in the new year, The Voice host Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen (married to The Voice season 17 coach John Legend!) are set to host NBC’s New Year’s Eve live from Times Square in New York with SNL’s Leslie Jones.
Former American Idol judge, Keith Urban will perform live from Nashville and host the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve from Nashville’s Bicentennial State Park.
According to 1iota, the company that handles ticketing for TV tapings, The Voice coaches Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson in addition to singer/songwriter Andy Grammer are taping performances for the special on December 3. More performers will be announced at a later date.
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The special will air Monday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Fun fact! Because New Years Eve fell on a Sunday last year, there was no New Years Eve special on NBC’s schedule, in order to make way for football. Sadly the NFL re-shuffled the schedule last minute, cancelling the game. So the network ended up airing reruns and such in the slot. But no worries! NBC’s Big New Years Eve show is BACK to ring in 2019! It’ll be beat by Ryan Seacrest’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, but we’ll give NBC an A for effort anyway.
The 10th annual Nashville New Year’s Eve event will take place near the Tennessee State Capitol at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The music-filled evening caps off with a Music Note Drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve is executive produced by Daly, Teigen and John Irwin through NBCUniversal Television Studio and Irwin Entertainment. It is co-executive produced by Casey Spira and directed by Ryan Polito.