Ryan Seacrest welcomed new co-host Lucy Hale on Tuesday to the 2020 edition of the long-running Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from New York City on ABC.
The 45-year-old TV and radio host and Lucy, 30, teamed up on Times Square for the live six-hour broadcast culminating with the ball drop and countdown to next year.
‘I used to watch this show with my family every single year,’ said Lucy who bundled up in a grey fur coat.
Annual tradition: Ryan Seacrest returned Tuesday to host his 15th Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from New York City on ABC
New host: Lucy Hale joined Ryan as his new co-host at Times Square
Ryan, who looked sharp in a grey overcoat over a matching vest and black bow tie with black trousers, noted that it was his 15th year hosting the New Year’s Eve extravaganza.
Lucy previously hosted the celebration in New Orleans and replaced Jenny McCarthy, 47, who had a decade-long stint as Times Square correspondent.
Billy Porter, 50, was hosting the New Orleans segment, while Ciara, 34, returned as host of the pre-recorded Hollywood segments.
The Pose star in addition to hosting in New Orleans also performed his new song Love Yourself that reached number one on the Dance Club Songs chart.
She’s back: Ciara returned to host the pre-recorded Hollywood segment of the show
Fun song: The 34-year-old singer got down while performing The Git Up with Blanco Brown during the Hollywood bash
Anthem song: Ciara also performed her new song Melanin
New tune: The singer released Melanin last month and it features Lupita Nyong’o, City Girls, Lala Anthony and Ester Dean
Hollywood segment: Ciara was back to host the pre-recorded segments from Hollywood filmed last month
Feeling blue: The singer wore a blue body-hugging outfit while attending the taping last month
Performers from Hollywood included Green Day, Paula Abdul, Dan + Shay, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Salt-N-Pepa and host Ciara.
Green Day belted out When I Come Around, while Salt-N-Pepa treated the crowd to a rendition of Shoop.
Ciara got down while performing The Git Up with Blanco Brown during the Hollywood bash recorded last month.
She later performed a spirited version of her anthem Melanin after releasing the song last month featuring Lupita Nyong’o, City Girls, Lala Anthony and Ester Dean.
Checkered skirt: Dua Lipa wore a black and white checkered skirt while performing during the Hollywood segment
Hit songs: The 24-year-old singer opened with her hit song One Kiss with Calvin Harris and then performed her new single Don’t Start Now
Dance moves: Dua showed off some of her dance moves while performing her catchy new single Don’t Start Now
English singer Dua, 24, wore a black-and-white checkered skirt and strapless blue top while she performed in the Hollywood segment.
She opened with her hit song One Kiss with Calvin Harris and then performed her new single Don’t Start Now.
The crowd in Manhattan saw K-pop group BTS perform Make It Right and Boy With Luv.
Post Malone, 24, was the headliner performer before the ball drop and hit the stage in a leather fuchsia jacket and matching trousers.
Pop stars: BTS also performed live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020
Hit songs: The K-pop group BTS performed Make It Right and Boy With Luv
Smile! The South Korean boybanders made sure to strike a pose with co-headliner Post Malone
He sang his hit songs Circles and Congratulations as the streets were packed with revelers.
Country singer Sam Hunt, 35, earlier performed his new single Kinfolks as well as his 2017 hit song Body Like A Back Road live in Times Square.
Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, 45, performed her hit song You Oughta Know during the big street party with the cast of the Broadway show Jagged Little Pill inspired by her album of the same name.
Alanis poured her heart into the performance amid wind and rain, but some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the song being censored.
Headline performer: The heavily-tattooed 24-year-old was the headline performer and took the stage just before the ball drop in a fuchsia outfit
Oops! Post was all smiles despite falling from the stage
Stage fall: The singer fell off the stage while performing in Times Square
One fan tweeted: ‘During live performance of ‘You Oughta Know’, ABC #rockineve drops out ‘An older version of me’ and ‘Would she go down on you in a theater?’. It plays as is on radio stations all across the country #jaggedlittlepill’.
The outdoor temperature Tuesday was in the low to mid 40s, practically balmy when compared to some other years.
Ryan reported that it was raining shortly after the live show started.
Helping hands: Stage hands helped the singer get back on the stage
Hit songs: The 24-year-old singer belted out his hit songs Circles and Congratulations
Good times: Post smiled while host Ryan addressed the audience
‘The rain is rocking New York City right now,’ Lucy said early in the broadcast.
The Hollywood segment also featured Paula Abdul, 57, singing and dancing with a crew of backup dancers.
The former Los Angeles Lakers Girl leaped from a ladder and was hoisted in the air upside down during her performance.
Lucy also had a chat with The Bachelor star Peter Weber, 28, who called the upcoming season the ‘most amazing experience of my life’.
Hit song: Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, 45, performed her hit song You Oughta Know during the big street party with the cast of the Broadway show Jagged Little Pill inspired by her album of the same name
Nailed it: The Canada native rocked out while performing in Times Square
Fan favorite: Alanis wore a grey and black outfit for her performance
Censorship criticism: Some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the song being censored during the live broadcast
The pilot said he wears his heart on his sleeve during season 24 of the ABC show and promised that viewers were ‘going to fall in love with all the women’.
Lucy brought up his celebrity admirer Charlize Theron, 44, who recently posted a photo on Instagram of herself next to a poster promoting The Bachelor featuring Peter.
‘I wish she had a crush on me,’ Lucy said.
‘I heard she likes turbulence, so she won’t be disappointed with the season,’ Peter said.
Onstage performance: The Hollywood segment also featured Paula Abdul, 57, singing and dancing with a crew of backup dancers
Flying leap: The singer jumped from a ladder during her performance
Cool choreography: The former Lakers Girl cheerleader and choreographer did not disappoint with her dancing
Lucy asked if he had a message for the Oscar-winning actress and Peter replied: ‘I’m a huge fan and I hope you enjoy the season’.
Thousands of police officers were on hand for the Times Square festivities, plus more than 1,000 security cameras, helicopters and drones equipped with thermal-imaging and 3D-mapping capabilities and super-zoom lenses.
After the crowd counted down to midnight, fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020.
In one of the globe’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacles, the Times Square crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a luminescent crystal ball descended down a pole. Throngs of people cheered and sang along to the X Ambassadors’ soul-stirring rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine just before midnight.
First time: The 30-year-old actress previously hosted the celebration in New Orleans and replaced Jenny McCarthy, 47, who had a decade-long stint as Times Square correspondent
Reality star: Lucy also had a chat with The Bachelor star Peter Weber, 28, who called the upcoming season the ‘most amazing experience of my life’
Coming soon: Peter and Lucy posed in front of a billboard promoting the upcoming season of The Bachelor
Big hug: Lucy and Peter hugged it out
About 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of confetti showered the sea of attendees, many of whom were also briefly rained on earlier in the evening as they waited in security pens for the performances by Post Malone, BTS, country singer Sam and singer-songwriter Alanis.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is named for the late entertainer Dick Clark who conceived of the program as an alternative for younger viewers.
The first two editions in 1973 and 1974 were broadcast on NBC before moving in 1974-75 to its current home on ABC.
Dick died in April 2012 of a heart attack at age 82.
Annual event: Revelers are shown at Times Square during the New Year’s Eve celebration
New year: People began celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square in 1904 and the New Year’s Eve Ball made in 1907 made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square
Confetti falling: Confetti falls during the New Year’s celebration in Times Square
Longtime host: Dick Clark is shown in a promo still for the 1981 edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Source: Daily Mail