Fergie to return to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve; Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, more to perform

by Nick Barnes

Fergie Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

A number of performers have today been announced for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrations on ABC, fronted by none other than Ryan Seacrest.

It was confirmed a while back that Ryan Seacrest would front the celebrations once again this year, after he recently signed a new ‘multi-year-deal’. However today came the news that Jason Derulo and Robin Thicke are just a couple of names billed to take to the stage.

Whilst Ryan Seacrest will keep the party alight in Times Square, it has also been confirmed today that Black Eyed Peas member Fergie will host the West Coast party on Tuesday, December 31.

Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias and Robin Thicke will all perform at the West Coast event. More names for both the East Coast and West Coast parties will be announced in due course, according to a press release issued by the network.

Ryan Seacrest

Fergie said about returning as the host: “As the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve legacy continues, it is an honor to be a part of the largest celebration of the year. I am excited to share the stage with so many global stars”.

The celebration will see crowds gather as Ryan Seacrest leads the traditional New Year’s Eve countdown in Times Square, New York City. There will also be reports from NYE celebrations from around the globe.

Speaking about his contract renewal last month, Seacrest said: “I think I will forever be both sentimental and grateful about my experiences with ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’.”

He added about executive producer Allen Shapiro and the Dick Clark Productions team: “I’m humbled by their continued faith, and excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver”.

The show is the most popular New Year’s Eve special in the states, peaking with 22.6 million viewers for the 2013 edition (2012 leading into 2013). However, if the viewers from bars and New Year’s Eve parties from across the country are factored in, then that figure will be a lot higher.

Seacrest has been involved with the show since 2005 in which he co-hosted with Dick Clark. However, following Clark’s death in 2012, Seacrest became the sole host.