Mariah Carey to Return to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve: ''Last Year Didn't Go As Planned''

Singer to return to famed NYE show after last year's unfortunate performance

By Meg Swertlow Dec 23, 2017 12:01 AMTags
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After last year's epic mishap and ensuing drama, Mariah Carey is coming back to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest to redeem herself.

On Friday, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multi-platinum selling songstress would be returning to Times Square to perform for a live audience of more than one million people, just minutes before the ball drops on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018.

Previously, Carey appeared on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 2005. She came back and made headlines last year due to a disastrous performance, after which she said, "It became an opportunity to humiliate me."

But it looks like Carey changed her tune. Both the singer and dick clark productions gave a statement to E! News today that said, "We can all agree that last year didn't go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. See you in Times Square!” 

Carey will join previously announced singers Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland, who are all slated to get their song on for the masses in Times Square. 

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E! News previously reported that Alessia Cara, Florida Georgia LineHalsey and Hailee Steinfeld would be joining the lineup for their West Coast celebration

AlessoG-EazyPortugal. The ManBebe Rexhawatt and Zedd are also scheduled to hit the stage.

The performers join a star-studded lineup that will help fans celebrate 2018 from coast to coast. 

America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on Sunday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.

Ryan Seacrest

For the 12th year in a row, Seacrest will host the event from Times Square in New York.

Jenny McCarthy

The actress and comedian will provide live onsite reporting in New York.

Nick Jonas

Viewers can watch the "Chains" singer perform from Times Square.

Camila Cabello

The "Never Be the Same" singer will be rocking out and counting down in New York.


The "Already Gone" singers will sing in New York.

Lucy Hale

The Pretty Little Liars star will host the Central Time Zone countdown in New Orleans.

Imagine Dragons

The "Radioactive" singers will ring in 2018 from Allstate's Fan Fest.

Walk the Moon

The "Shut Up and Dance" singers will take the stage leading up to the midnight countdown near Jackson Square.


Ciara will host the West Coast festivities.


Get ready West Coast fans! The K-pop group will be performing during the Los Angeles-based festivities.

Kelly Clarkson

The "Love So Soft" singer will help ring in the new year with a West Coast performance.

Shawn Mendes

The "Treat You Better" singer will perform at the Los Angeles celebration


The "Young Dumb & Broke" singer will also perform with Marshmello.

Charlie Puth

Fans can listen to the "One Call Away" singer during the West Coast celebration.

Fitz & The Tantrums

If you're a fan of the group's hit "Handclap," make sure to watch them perform during the West Coast special.

Kane Brown

The "Heaven" singer will perform during the West Coast festivities.

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