Acdeclared singer-songwriter Andra Day headlined the live commercial-cost-free webactors and also TV pool feed for New Year"s Eve 2021. She perdeveloped her Grammy Award-nominated single “Rise Up,” as well as her song “Forever Mine.” Day ongoing the New Year’s Eve heritage of singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before the Ball Drop Celebration when the world unites to countdvery own the last seconds to the brand-new year.
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Two-time Grammy winner and international music legend Gloria Gaynor perdeveloped her global anthem of encouragement and also impetus, “I Will Survive,” along with, “Delight Comes In The Morning" and also her hit song, “Never before Can Say Goodbye.”
In enhancement to Andra Day and also Gloria Gaynor, the live webactors consisted of musical performances by Anitta, Pitbull, the USO Sexactly how Troupe, and The Waffle Crew.
Actor and beloved TV personality Jonathan Bennett returned to the celebration as Times Square New Year’s Eve Host.
The complete Times Square New Year"s Eve 2021 occasion lineup likewise featured live performances by Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly for ABC"s "Cock Clark"s New Year"s Rockin" Eve," and also an range of unique tasks and also appearances that occurred throughout the evening.
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As the event’s official Special Guests, Times Square New Year’s Eve recognized the “Heroes of 2020,” those that verified the courage and also imagination to assist us with this year — initially responders, frontline and also important employees and also their families that sacrificed so a lot in 2020 to carry out treatment and support for their communities. The Heroes of 2020 were stood for onsite by New York families of initially responders, frontline and also necessary workers, whose personal stories from the previous year inspire every one of us and also reflect the finest of the human heart. These New York stories of sacrifice and also public service are representative of family stories in eextremely community in eexceptionally state throughout our country and also approximately the human being.
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New this year, Jamestown, owner of One Times Square – house of the iconic Ball Drop Celebration – produced a first-of-its-sort digital New Year"s Eve endure. Everyone anywhere might start the festivities early and enter a digital world of Time Square filled via games, music, and also art. Then, on December 31st, viewers tuned in for a live broadcast wright here they might pick from multiple electronic camera feeds to straight their very own New Year’s Eve show. Plus, viewers will additionally get a opportunity to view other celebrations from roughly the world, and hear messages from neighborhood leaders and world from dozens of cities from around the civilization. Visit www.VNYE.com for even more information.
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For 116 years, Times Square has been the facility of international attention on New Year"s Eve, ever because the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct roofoptimal celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration developed in 1907, and also this heritage is now a global symbol of welcoming the New Year.
6:00 p.m. to 6:03 p.m.Lighting and Raising the Times Square New Year’s Eve BallThe celebration starts via the lighting and also elevating of the New Year’s Eve Ball aheight One Times Square. We flip the gigantic switch which lights the New Year’s Eve Ball and starts its ascent accompanied by one-of-a-kind pyrotechnic results aheight One Times Square.
6:08 p.m. to 6:12 p.m.ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Billy PorterBilly Porter will certainly perform For What It’s Worth on the Countdown Stage.
6:57 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Hourly Kia CountdownAs we strategy the New Year, Kelly Osbourne will show up at the Countdvery own Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year” and also lead the ten second countdown to the 7 o’clock hour accompanied by vibrant pyrotechnic effects aheight One Times Square. She will certainly also review a number of of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed right into the confetti release at midnight and also share her wish for the New Year.
7:01 p.m. to 7:03 p.m.Good Riddance Day HighlightsThe hold of Times Square New Year’s Eve, Jonathan Bennett, will certainly share highlights from Good Riddance Day with the Times Square revelers from the Countdvery own Stage.
7:03 p.m. to 7:17 p.m.The USO Show Troupe PerformanceThe USO Sexactly how Troupe perdevelops a Military Salute, Stars and Stripes, and Empire State of Mind to honor our military service members on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
7:58 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Hourly Kia CountdownAs we technique the New Year, Cristina Lucas from the USO Show Troupe will certainly show up at the Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year” and lead the ten second countdvery own to the 8 o’clock hour accompanied by vibrant pyrotechnic results apeak One Times Square. She will certainly additionally check out a number of of the Confetti Wishes to be combined into the confetti release at midnight and also share her wish for the New Year.
8:01 p.m. to 8:11 p.m.Musical Performance by Andra DayAndra Day will percreate her hit songs Rise Up and also Forever Mine on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
8:11 p.m. to 8:14 p.m.Waterford Crystal Toast
8:30 p.m. to 8:36 p.m.ABC’s “Cock Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Jimmie AllenJimmie Allen performs a medley of Make Me Want To and also Freedom Was A Highway on the Countdvery own Stage.
8:45 p.m. to 8:57 p.m.Musical Performance by Gloria GaynorGloria Gaynor performs her hit songs I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye and Joy Comes In The Morning on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
8:57 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Hourly Kia CountdownAs we approach the New Year, Juanita Erb from the NYU Langone Health Vaccine Center will certainly show up at the Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year” and also lead the ten second countdvery own to the 9 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic impacts aoptimal One Times Square. She will likewise review numerous of the Confetti Wishes to be blended into the confetti release at midnight and share her wish for the New Year.
9:39 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly percreates a medley of of My Ex’s Best Friend and Bloody Valentine on the Countdown Stage.
9:58 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Hourly Kia Countdown through Planet FitnessAs we strategy the New Year, Jonathan Bennett will certainly appear at the Countdown Stage to share Planet Fitness’ wish for the New Year and also lead the ten second countdvery own to the 10 o’clock hour accompanied by purple and yellow confetti release and also colorful pyrotechnic impacts atop One Times Square. He will certainly additionally review several of the Confetti Wishes to be combined into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.
10:01 p.m. to 10:06 p.m.Planet Fitness Performance by The Waffle CrewThe Waffle Crew percreates on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
10:06 p.m. to 10:09 p.m.Barefoot Toast
10:18 p.m. to 10:26 p.m.Univision’s ¡Feliz 2021!: Performance by AnittaAnitta performs a medley of Downtown, Me Gusta, Vai Malandra, and Bola Rebola on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
10:37 p.m. to 10:44 p.m.ABC’s “Penis Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Cyndi Lauper & Billy PorterCyndi Lauper & Billy Porter perform a medley of True Colors and Hope on the Countdvery own Stage.
10:58 p.m. to 11:01 p.m.Hourly Kia Countdown via Raúl de MolinaAs we method the New Year, Raúl de Molina will certainly appear at the Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year” and lead the ten second countdvery own to the 11 o’clock hour accompanied by purple and yellow confetti release and also vibrant pyrotechnic results atop One Times Square. He will certainly also check out several of the Confetti Wishes to be combined right into the confetti release at midnight and also share his wish for the New Year.
11:01 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.Univision’s ¡Feliz 2021!: Performance by PitbullPitbull performs a medley of Rock and Roll All Nite, Don’t Speak the Party, I Believe That We Will Win, and Give Me Everything on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
11:38 p.m. to 11:46 p.m.ABC’s “Prick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez perdevelops a medley of her hit songs on the Countdown Stage.
11:55 p.m. to 11:58 p.m.Special Musical Performance by Andra DayAndra Day perdevelops John Lennon’s Imagine on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.
11:59 p.m.The Sixty-Second Kia Countdvery own to MidnightThe Mayor of New York City will certainly press the Waterford crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball, and also lead the final sixty-second countdvery own to the New Year on the Countdown Stage.
The Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve BallThe lighted Ball descends 70 feet in sixty seconds. The Ball is a geodesic spbelow, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is spanned through 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 LEDs.
12:00 a.m. — New Year"s Day2021 SignAt the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball are turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2021” burst to life shining high over Times Square.
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Times Square Confetti Release and also Pyrotechnic EffectsThe world-famous New Year"s Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of vibrant confetti as revelers welcome the New Year accompanied by vibrant pyrotechnic results. The 3 thousand pounds of confetti includes 10s of hundreds of wishes from revelers roughly the human being hoping for tranquility, love, good health and wellness and also a much better future in the brand-new year.