Headlines: Lauren Alaina Added to FOX New Years, Voice Top 3 NFL Appearance

Lauren Alaina to Perform on FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE – Lauren Alaina will take the stage, alongside previously announced performers LL Cool J Featuring DJ Z-Trip, Village People, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, The Killers and Tyga, to help ring in 2020. LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART ONE airs Tuesday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/CT live MT/PT tape-delayed), and FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH Steve Harvey: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART TWO airs Tuesday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live CT/MT/PT tape-delayed). – Read more at Broadway World

Ricky Duran to Perform Halftime Show at Saints-Panthers Game – Worcester singer and The Voice runner-up Ricky Duran will once again take stage in front of thousands. At halftime of Sunday’s game between the the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, Duran will be performing alongside The Voice winner Jake Hoot and finalist Katie Kadan. Duran rehearsed the show on Saturday and was given a personalized Panthers jersey with his name on the back and the number “2.” The game starts at 1 PM at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. – Read more at This Week in Worcester

The One Song The Voice Wouldn’t Let Jake Hoot Sing – Although Hoot was known for being a Tennessee country star on the show, many don’t realize that he grew up in the Dominican Republic. As a result, he grew up speaking fluent Spanish and loving island music. This was a side of Hoot that we didn’t get to see during his time on The Voice. According to Hoot, the musical director of The Voice, whom Hoot had nothing but praises for, approached each contestant asking them what song they would like to sing the following week, so that he could then get it approved. “I said ‘well this one is way out there,’” recalled Hoot. “He goes ‘well no, nothing is way out there, like go ahead and tell us.’ Well, I like that. I said, ‘you know growing up in the Dominican, this and that, said, I’d like to sing La Bamba.’ And he goes, ‘that is way out there, moving on.’ You know I was like ‘okay’. Shot down pretty quickly.” When we asked if they were at all willing to entertain the idea, Hoot responded, ““No, not at all. They were just like nope.” – Read more at AfterBuzzTV

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