Jennifer Lopez to headline New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast
A global icon will put 2020 to rest for good.
It takes a legendary diva to slay 2020 for good.
Global icon Jennifer Lopez will put the chaotic year to rest when she headlines the annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast with a major performance, ABC announced Tuesday.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this year's show — the program's 49th overall — features musical sets by Lopez as the main act, with Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, and Jimmie Allen set to take the stage in Times Square as well.
Lopez recently released her new single "In the Morning" and is slated to lead the new romantic comedy Marry Me in May, will perform just before the ball drop as 2020 switches over into 2021, while Porter and Lauper, who previously worked together on the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, will reunite for a duet.
Nearly five and a half hours of performances from around the world are scheduled to air through 2:00 a.m. ET. Seacrest — who hosts for the 16th year — will be joined by Porter and Lucy Hale as cohosts in New York City, while Ciara will emcee the Los Angeles festivities for the fourth time. Jessie James Decker once again serves as Powerball correspondent to announce the lottery's first millionaire of 2021.
Among Lopez's notable performances in 2020 include a co-headlining gig with Shakira during February's Super Bowl halftime show and a steamy duet with Maluma at the American Music Awards last month.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest begins live at 8:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 31.