New Year's Eve 2018: Watch Mariah Carey, Camila Cabello, BTS and More

New Year's Eve 2018: Watch Mariah Carey, Camila Cabello, BTS and More

Darren Sullivan
December 31, 2017

Dick Clark Productions asked Carey to return for the upcoming performance and she agreed without hesitation.

"I think it's going to be an wonderful moment with her", he said. Carey also shared a photo to her social media pages and wrote: "Take 2".

Following the performance previous year, Mariah tweeted that "sh*t happens", while her reps told ET "there unfortunately was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances".

As for how this performance got booked, our sources say both sides wanted it. Mariah is determined to show the world she's up to the task, and the folks at DCP know ratings will spike because no one is discounting the possibility of another train wreck. She developed a close association with the holiday season through her hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and for several years has performed a set of Christmas-themed concerts in NY.

Revelers could be in store for the coldest ball drop since 1962 in Times Square.

Shedding light on the winter solstice
If you don't like the cold, here's a silver lining: Whatever the rest of winter brings, daylight is once again on the upswing. Dr O'Kelly is believed to have been the first human to witness the winter solstice from inside Newgrange in millennia.

"It's terrifying", said Seacrest, who recently relocated to co-host "Live with Kelly and Ryan".

Her ex fiancé James also appears to have moved on from their split, as he has been holidaying in Aspen with his new squeeze over the last week.

Once 2018 begins, Seacrest will be off and running in his role as host of the new "American Idol".

"It is hard to perform in Times Square", Ryan Seacrest said on his On Air With Ryan Seacrest 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show in January, "[Carey] knows what Times Square is about. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve will start at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 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". The finishing touches are in place on the New Year's Eve centerpiece, that features more than 2,500 Waterford crystal triangles and weighs almost six tons.