While people often have mixed emotions about saying goodbye to a year during their typical New Year's Eve celebrations, things are quite different with regard to the send-off for 2021. Many people are thrilled to ring in a new year and hope that things will improve from the dumpster fire that was the past two years.
Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thwarted many people's New Year's Eve plans, ABC is still set to put on quite the show with their annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve lineup.
The Times Square show will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Liza Koshy, and Roselyn Sánchez, Ciara, and Billy Porter will be co-hosting from afar for celebrations in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. The event will surely get people who are stuck at home in the festive spirit.
Keep reading to find out who is on the confirmed list of performers.
2022 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Performers — Times Square
The Times Square performers list started out with four major players: LL Cool J, Chlöe, Journey, and Karol G.
Unfortunately, both LL Cool J and Chlöe have dropped out of the live performances this year. LL Cool J announced his departure from the show after having tested positive for COVID-19, but no reason has been given for Chlöe's decision to drop out at this time.
Although the show won't be the same without LL Cool J and Chlöe, we look forward to seeing rock and roll legends Journey perform, and Karol G is sure to put on an amazing show!
2022 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Performers — Los Angeles
While New York City's performer list is a bit slim this year, LA will be bringing some serious heat with the following performers:
2022 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Performers — Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico segment of this year's New Year's Rockin' Eve will be headlined by the King of Reggaetón himself, Daddy Yankee. The 45-year-old rapper and singer has won more than 80 awards over the course of his decades-long career and was an obvious choice as the headliner for ABC's first-ever Spanish language new year's countdown.
2022 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Performers — New Orleans
Billy Porter is pulling double duty once again for this year's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Not only is he the host of the New Orleans segment of the show, but he is also performing! We can't wait to see what he has planned for New Year's Eve — no matter how high our expectations are, he's always sure to exceed them!
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve celebration will air live on Friday, Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. EST. Are you ready to ring in the new year with some incredible performances?