NBC has officially announced the performers set for the network’s New Year’s Eve special, NBC’s New Year’s Eve. Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton are all set to perform. Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen will host live from the heart of Times Square along with Leslie Jones.
It’s not news that The Voice coaches Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson and singer/songwriter Andy Grammer were scheduled for appearances. The trio of singers taped their performances for the special on December 3. 1iota, the company that handles ticketing for TV tapings, had put out a call for audience members.
Meanwhile, former American Idol judge and country star Keith Urban will join the telecast live from the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event with a performance of his own as well as a performance by country hitmaker Brett Young. 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.
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.
Enjoy this photo of Kelly Clarkson taping the special….