Headlines: Jonas Brothers New Year’s Rocking Eve, Queen Adds London Shows

Multiplatinum-Selling Band Jonas Brothers to Deliver First Performance of 2020 Live From Miami on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020’ – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that GRAMMY®-nominated band Jonas Brothers will perform LIVE from Miami on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” kicking off the new decade with the first performance of the year, just after midnight. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will broadcast LIVE, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST, on ABC. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, with live onsite reporting from award-winning actress and co-host Lucy Hale. Multiplatinum artist Ciara will once again ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, while award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright Billy Porter will take the reins in the Central Time Zone by making his debut as host of the New Orleans countdown. – Read more at WDTVPress.com

Queen and Adam Lambert announce five more London shows for 2020 – Queen and Adam Lambert have added another five shows to their Rhapsody residency at London’s O2 Arena. The extra shows will take place on June 8, 17, 18, 20 and 21. Tickets for the new shows are on sale now from here. The European leg of the Rhapsody tour was announced back in September, with Brian May saying: “The all-new Rhapsody show, already hailed as ‘a marvel of technical advances,’ will kick off the New Year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. – Read more at SmoothRadio

Katie Kadan almost didn’t audition for ‘The Voice.’ Now the Chicago singer may win the show.
Katie Kadan almost didn’t audition for “The Voice.” The Chicago singer said a representative for the NBC network show reached out to her via Instagram to try out for Season 17, but Kadan wasn’t initially interested. “My first response was, ‘No, thank you.’ Competition is not my thing,” Kadan, 38, told the Tribune by phone. Then the Summit native reconsidered. “I’m like, you know what? I just kind of need to push all that competition thoughts out of my mind. This might be a really good opportunity, and I’m so glad that I did.” Kadan also had not yet picked her finale outfits when she talked to the Tribune. Chances are they will be bold, like most of her “Voice” wardrobe. Her ensemble usually features a head wrap, which is a nod to her Palestinian heritage, and funky glasses, which are reminiscent of the ones she wore as a home-schooled teen — until kids made fun of her. – Read more at the Chicago Tribune

Seal’s Kids Had No Idea He Was Competing on ‘The Masked Singer’ – “The Masked Singer” is television’s top secret. The reality competition show goes to great lengths to keep the identities of the celebrity characters under wraps for the audience. In fact, the crew, director, cameramen, judges and even host Nick Cannon are left totally clueless about who is under the mask, just like the viewers. Turns out, even Seal’s own children were left in the dark, and had no idea their father was competing as the Leopard for the entire season. “Leopard wanted to do the show because he wanted to surprise his kids. They still didn’t know that he was on when the episode reveal aired,” showrunner and executive producer Izzie Pick Ibarra tells Variety. (Notice, she refers to Seal as his character name, not his actual name, which is standard secret-keeping practice on “The Masked Singer” set.) – Read more at Variety.com

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