Blake Shelton to Join Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve Show
Blake Shelton will reunite with two of his co-stars from ‘The Voice‘ to ring in 2012 in the Big Apple. The country superstar is set to perform on NBC’s ‘New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly,’ live from New York’s Times Square. Carson, who hosts his own late-night talk show and also emcees ‘The Voice,’ will introduce performances by music icon Tony Bennett, hip-hop sensation Drake, British pop star Jessie J, ‘Smash‘ star Megan Hilty, R&B jam band the Roots, Blake and one of his fellow ‘Voice’ coaches, Cee Lo Green, on the special show.
Another late-night NBC host, Jimmy Fallon, will also appear with a special comedic performance, while ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams will give his 2011 music review. The special will air live on Dec. 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 PM ET, breaking for the news and then resuming from 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM ET.
Country fans will close 2011 with some channel surfing, as there are a lot of other great live TV performances set for New Year’s Eve, as well. The Band Perry will appear on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ on ABC. Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith, Lauren Alaina and Rodney Atkins will join FOX’s ‘American Country New Year’s Eve Live.’ And FOX News has recruited Big & Rich and Trace Adkins for its ‘All American New Year’ broadcast.