NBC’s “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” will ring in 2013 with some of the best musical performances of 2012. The two hour special will air live on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m. ET and continuing 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET, with the first performances of the New Year, according to a press release from NBC Television Network.
The show will feature Grammy Award-winning group Train, performing “Mermaid” and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and, Cassadee Pope, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” according to a press release from NBC Media.
“NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” will broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve destination — Times Square in New York City. Angela Kinsey (NBC’s “The Office”) will join Daly with live reports from the heart of Times Square among the one million spectators.
The 2012 musical retrospective includes Justin Bieber in Mexico City, Coldplay from the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, Madonna’s halftime show at the Super Bowl XLVI, Adele from Albert Hall, The Spice Girls from the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony, PSY from the MTV European Music Awards, Beyonce from World Humanitarian Day and David Guetta from Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro.
The coaches from “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera, will appear to talk about their New Year’s Eve parties. Jay Leno (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) and Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) will talk about New Year’s resolutions. Donald Trump (NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”) will offer real estate advice for buyers in the New Year. Amy Poehler and Adam Scott (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) will explain the New Year’s song “Auld Lang Syne.” NBC’s “Parenthood” cast give new celebrity mothers parenting advice. Comedian Jimmy Fallon from NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” also appears.
”California 37” is Train’s fifth studio album, and features the double-platinum hit “Drive By” and platinum hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” The multi-platinum selling band made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels,” earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey, Soul Sister” from “Save Me, San Francisco.” The top-selling single of 2010, “Hey, Soul Sister” hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. “Save Me, San Francisco” has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks.
For the most up to date New Year’s Eve and backstage news, Daly and Kinsey will also live tweet the event from @carsonjdaly and @angelakinsey.
Fans can also use the hash tag #newyearsdares and tweet in dares to Daly and Kinsey. A few tweets will be chosen and carried out live on the show.
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