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Ring in 2017 from Times Square on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'

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Thu, Dec 29th 2016 07:00 am
Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy previewed `Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest` Friday on `Good Morning America.` Both `GMA` and the special air on the ABC Television Network. (ABC photo by Lou Rocco)
Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy previewed "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" Friday on "Good Morning America." Both "GMA" and the special air on the ABC Television Network. (ABC photo by Lou Rocco)
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Mariah Carey to perform moments before ball drops live from Times Square on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'

Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party, while Jenny McCarthy reports live from Times Square

'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017' begins live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC

Fourteen-time Billboard Music Award winner and 10-time American Music Award winner Mariah Carey will give the last big performance of 2016 when she performs live for over 1 million people in Times Square moments before the ball drops on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017."

America's biggest celebration of the year will take place Saturday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST, on the ABC Television Network.

Multiplatinum-selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan with the cast of her smash hit Broadway musical "On Your Feet!" and chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett are set to join Carey for performances in the hours leading up to the 2017 countdown.

Carey was the first artist to perform live from Times Square on the program in 2005. She will return to perform her greatest hits during the 45th anniversary of America's biggest celebration of the year.

"I am so excited to return to 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest' and feel blessed to be a part of this year's magical celebration," Carey said. "I can't wait to perform once again for my incredible fans as we ring in the New Year together live from Times Square."

"Mariah was the first live performance from Times Square in 2005 when I joined Dick Clark as co-host," host and executive producer Seacrest said. "After nearly a decade, I'm excited to join her again in Times Square, along with all our incredible performances, to ring in 2017."

In addition to these performances, actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy will report live from Times Square while superstar Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party.

America's biggest celebration of the year will include more than five hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe. Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the past 11 years.

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