Countdown to 2012 with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, broadcast on ABC starting at 10 pm ET on Friday, December 31. This is the 40th anniversary of the show that broadcasts live from Times Square in New York City. Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform right before midnight. According to fan site AllAboutGaga.com, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg picked Gaga to drop the New Year’s ball and ring in 2012.
This year’s ball features 2,688 Waterford Crystals with a new “Let There Be Friendship” pattern. Read more about the beautiful 2012 Times Square Ball here. If you are away from your television and want to catch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve 2012, download the free Time Square Ball drop app for iPhone and Android phones. (continue reading below)
In addition to headliner Lady Gaga, the star-studded lineup for the almost six hour show includes Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae, Gym Class Heroes, Florence + The Machine, Nicki Minaj and Taio Cruz. Beyonce is scheduled to perform from London. Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas will once again host the show from Los Angeles.
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