OneRepublic, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida + More Added to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Lineup
ABC News reports that Jepsen and Neon Trees will join headliner Taylor Swift in Times Square to watch the sparkly ball drop with Ryan Seacrest. Meanwhile, Flo and OneRepublic will join Pitbull, Karmin and Brandy on the west coast with hostess Fergie to celebrate the coming of 2013.
The festivities will begin at 8 PM ET with a tribute to legendary host Dick Clark, who passed away earlier this year. Seacrest, who will carry Clark’s torch, will take over at 10 PM in the heart of New York City. The show will last over five hours, allowing each coast to ring in the New Year live on air.
Flo and Jepsen are regulars on the festive circuit. The duo are likely still burning off their turkey and tryptophan following their performances at the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Jepsen will also appear in a Christmas special with Michael Buble.
Swift, meanwhile, has been everywhere promoting ‘Red,’ and Pitbull is a natural for New Year’s Eve — his first No. 1 hit, ‘Give Me Everything,’ was pretty much the anthem of NYE 2011, so he’s perfect to ring in the new year with new tracks off of ‘Global Warming.’
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