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All the Must-Watch New Year's Eve Specials — and Who's Performing


Whether you decide to ring in 2020 with a quiet celebration at home, or a big night out on the town, there's likely going to be a New Year's Eve countdown special playing in the background on your TV. One of the big dilemmas for the night (besides figuring out which sparkly shirt will bring in the right vibe for 2020) is deciding which New Year's Eve special to watch. 

Here's who is performing at all the must-watch New Year's Eve specials:

You can either give your finger a workout by flipping between the channels, or you can read our comprehensive list of who's performing at New Year's Eve to decide which special is the right fit for you. 

1. NBC

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If you're a fan of The Voice and you're interested in hearing Blake Shelton croon about drinking on New Year's, then get ready to set your TV to NBC. Blake and girlfriend Gwen Stefani are set to perform on the NBC New Year's Eve 2020 special, which will be hosted by Today Show correspondent and The Voice host Carson Daly. Julianne Hough is also set to co-host with Carson.

The NBC NYE special is essentially just a collection of stars from the network's top shows, as DJ tWitch from The Ellen DeGeneres Show will also be in Times Square with Carson and Julianne. 

Julianne will be doing double duty as a performer too. Country singer Brett Eldredge, singer Ne-Yo, British rock band The Struts, Hamilton alum Leslie Odom Jr., and X Ambassadors will also take the stage. 

While these performers are set to take the stage in Times Square, Keith Urban will be part of the coverage remotely in Nashville.

NBC's New Year's Eve 2020 starts at 10 p.m. and breaks for the local news at 11 p.m. The countdown coverage begins at 11:30 p.m.  

If it seems like NBC's coverage is short compared to the other networks, it is... sort of. Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb are hosting A Toast to 2019! on the channel from 8 to 10 p.m.