IN ST. MAARTEN MARKING THE FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE ICONIC NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT
on ABC from New York’s Times Square
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Los Angeles, CA (December 15, 2016) – Pop superstar Demi Lovato is bringing “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” to the Caribbean via a special performance from her Celebrity Cruises concert in St. Maarten. Lovato’s performance marks the first international appearance for the show, which includes a previously announced remotes from New Orleans and Las Vegas. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
“This is a momentous occasion for Celebrity Cruises as this is the first time four ships will be docked in one port for a unique musical event, our first holiday concert and our first time on ‘Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017,’” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Celebrating New Year's with Demi Lovato in St. Maarten, alongside thousands of our guests and her fans, will make for an event they won't soon forget and we are excited to share this milestone moment with those celebrating at home."
This year marks the 45th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year which includes 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the country. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 11 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan, with the cast of her Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform for more than one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV. Fergie will host and perform at The Billboard Hollywood Party, with additional performances by Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, Emeli Sande and Hailee Steinfeld. Lionel Richie will kick off the New Year from his concert in Las Vegas for the first performance of 2017. Lucy Hale will host the first-ever Central Time Zone countdown live from New Orleans with performances by Jason Derulo and Panic! at the Disco.
Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist, and business woman. In addition, she’s one of the biggest names on social media, with an engaged following that includes over 37 million Twitter followers, 43 million Instagram followers, and over 38 million fans on Facebook. The multi-platinum selling recording artist's highly-anticipated fifth studio album, CONFIDENT, was released in 2015. Within hours of the release of the first single, "Cool for the Summer", the anthem trended worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries. Her previous album, 2013's DEMI, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries around the world - with the lead single "Heart Attack" earning Platinum status just ten weeks after its release. "Heart Attack" was followed by the top 5 radio smash and platinum single "Neon Lights," and her top 10 single "Really Don't Care". The album supported two headlining tours (NEON LIGHTS and DEMI WORLD TOUR) which made stops throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Lovato will executive produce the music score and star as the female lead in the upcoming animated theatrical feature film, 'Charming,' as well as provide the voice of Smurfette in the upcoming animated film, 'Get Smurfy'. Beyond the stage and the screen, in 2013, her book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, became a New York Times best-seller while she simultaneously launched her own skin care line, DEVONNE By Demi. In 2014, Lovato was named the first-ever global ambassador for NYC New York Color Cosmetics and is currently the face of SKECHERS global advertising campaign. In 2015, Lovato partnered with Episode, a leading mobile storytelling network, to make Demi Lovato: Path to Fame. Since launching, her story has been read over 225 million times. As an advocate for youth, she serves as an official Ambassador for 'We Day' as well as 'Free the Children'. As a result of her long time commitment to raising awareness around LGBT issues and causes, in 2016, Lovato became the recipient of GLAAD’s Vanguard award.
“Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
The complete lineup Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:
8:00-10:00 p.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 – Part 1”
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2”
11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. ET- “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017- Part 1"
1:09-2:13 a.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2”
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