We do wonder if things are reasonably subject to change at the moment, given that this is now slated to be one of the coldest New Year's Eves in recent memory. McCarthy said offering Carey a second chance was in line with this year's telecast theme of "Unity". It benefits both of them to have her back so we can see if she can deliver the performance we expected a year ago. It has been a whole year since her "disastrous" New Year's Eve performance last year which lead to her storming off stage.
To top off this unbelievable ensemble of performers, pop sensation Nick Jonas will hit the stage to kick off the new year! The Man and Hailee Steinfeld.
Lucy Hale will host the Central time zone countdown from New Orleans, where Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon will perform.
There will be, as per usual, another part of New Year's Rockin' Eve that takes place from the West Coast featuring a wide array of pre-taped performances.
As the Waterford ball drops in Times Square, millions of people welcome the new beginnings with a celebratory kiss and a wish for an optimistic year to come.
Joining Cabello for the biggest party of the new year is award-winning duo, Sugarland.
Hosted by Lisa Montgomery and Jesse Watters, the special will feature performances by Andy Grammer and Lauren Alaina from New York City.
The live broadcast begins on New Year's Eve at 9 PM ET and will feature musical numbers by Banda El Recodo, Bad Bunny, Bronco, Carlos Vives, Chiquis, Chyno, Ha*Ash, Karol G, Leslie Grace, Luis Coronel, Mau and Ricky, Olga Tañón and Sebastián Yatra from New York City, Disney California Adventure, Las Vegas, and San Antonio. This time around the soundcheck is mandatory and she has to rehearse in order to be performing at all. The special also will be live on Facebook, as well as the network's live streaming and on demand subscription service Univision Now.
"We can't hear", Carey told the crowd in Times Square, trying to continue.