Not everyone gets a second chance, but this New Year’s Eve Mariah Carey is getting hers on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
E! News met up with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy in New York City and dished with the twosome about what to expect from the five-hour live show and from Mim’s return after last year’s disastrous NYE performance.
Seacrest said, “We are really not in control. This is so different than doing a show on stage or in a theater or in an arena. You are in Times Square with all the elements including windchill of -5. It’s not like that on the set.”
The host with the most also admitted that they never thought the big-voiced singer would agree to be on the live program once again but were happy that she’d signed on. “This year we are anxious to see Mariah come back,” said Seacrest.
The TV personality said that this year there were a lot more rehearsals involved and believed that the glittering gal would be able to knock it out of the park this year.
McCarthy seemed inspired by her return and mused, “How many times would we all like a second chance at something?
The funny lady added that she thinks highly of her decision, “I think it’s a wonderful thing.”
On Dec. 22, dick clark productions and ABC 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 made headlines last year due to a drama-filled performance, after which she said, “It became an opportunity to humiliate me.”
However, the songstress’ tune has changed. Both the singer and dick clark productions released a joint statement to E! News on her triumphant return: “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!”
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.