*Mariah Carey will take center stage on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017,” marking her return to the show after becoming its first to perform live from Times Square in 2005.
Mimi will sing for more than 1 million people moments before the ball drops.
“I am so excited to return to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest and feel blessed to be a part of this year’s magical celebration,” Carey said Thursday in a statement. “I can’t wait to perform once again for my incredible fans as we ring in the New Year together live from Times Square.”
The program airs live at 8 p.m ET (with a tape-delay on the West Coast) on Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC.
Pop stars DNCE, country singer Thomas Rett and Gloria Estefan, along with the cast of her Broadway musical On Your Feet!, also will perform on the show.
Said host/executive producer Ryan Seacrest: “Mariah was the first live performance from Times Square in 2005 when I joined Dick Clark as co-host. After nearly a decade, I’m excited to join her again in Times Square, along with all our incredible performances, to ring in 2017.”
Below, Carey’s 2005 “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ performance: