Mariah Carey is in Aspen with BF Brian Tanaka, but she'll be leaving for The Big Apple the next day ready to prep for round 2 of Dick Clark's Rocin' New Year's Eve. and this time there's a plan to avert disaster.
The Dick Clark show will celebrate the new year across America's time zones, heading down to New Orleans with Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon and Lucy Hale to see 2018 kick off in the Central Time Zone.
Workers prepare to install the last panels on the New Year's Eve ball above Times Square, New York, Dec. 27, 2017.
Dick clark production's later released a statement to ET, saying, "In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that dick clark productions had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey's "New Year's Eve" performance". "I talk to a lot of people around the country that, you know, they grew up watching the show". He'll be live from New York City's Times Square with Jenny McCarthy once again. Ciara will take on hosting duties on the west coast.
Seacrest called Carey an "old friend" and said, though he didn't have the idea to bring her back, he is glad she is returning to the show.
"It's not my idea but it's a good idea", Seacrest said. Are you surprised that both will perform at New Year's Rockin' Eve?
Once 2018 begins, Seacrest will be off and running in his role as host of the new "American Idol". Telling the revellers jammed into Times Square that there had not been a sound check for her hit song Emotions, she lamented that "we're missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is". They denied the claims and said she didn't show up to rehearsals. The news was so major considering she was the headliner past year.