Mariah Carey New Year's Eve Performance Sound Check Mandatory

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Britney is closing out her Las Vegas residency with the final shows to Piece of Me and the news that she will appear at New Year's Rockin' Eve has pitted her fans against Mariah Carey's.

Dick Clark Productions followed up on Mariah's allegations on their work ethic, saying it was her fault for not practising enough.

As the final preps are made in New York City's Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, ABC is gearing up for an annual tradition.

"We can all agree that a year ago 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", Carey said in a joint statement Friday with Dick Clark Productions, which runs the show. Carey hit a snafu in New Year's Rockin' Eve 2017 when a backing track played by itself and she stopped performing.

After Carey left the stage, she tweeted that "s-- happens". "I don't know if the idea was hers or ours, but it's a great idea, and so we're happy to have her back".

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"It's not my idea but it's a good idea", Seacrest said. Here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed.

Ciara will host a star-studded show from Los Angeles for the Pacific Time Zone's strike of midnight, with performances from Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, Charlie Puth, Khalid, BTS, Alessia Cara, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. "I'm now in NY full-time so I'm getting used to it".

Just like in recent years, the 2018 celebration will be held live from New York City's Times Square, with Ryan Seacrest - who replaced Dick Clark since he retired as the event's host - hosting. While numerous performances will be in Times Square, singers will be performing on the west coast and in New Orleans.

"That show is so special to me", Seacrest said.

Seacrest, who will share hosting duties again this year with Jenny McCarthy, said he is mostly anxious about the near-record low temperatures expected in New York City on Sunday night.