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Britney is closing out her Las Vegas residency with the final shows to Piece of Me and the news that she will appear at New Year's Rockin' Eve has pitted her fans against Mariah Carey's. Carey performed past year, but she allegedly had technical difficulties, which caused her to have what some called a very awkward performance.

Carey joins previously announced Times Square performers including chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, multiplatinum singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas and award-winning duo Sugarland.

Or perhaps what she really means is that they hope Mariah will give their show a "deserved" ratings boost from those tuning in to see if the diva hits the right notes the second time around. "We're excited to have her back".

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The finishing touches are in place on the New Year's Eve centerpiece, that features more than 2,500 Waterford crystal triangles and weighs almost six tons. Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the past 12 years, with live onsite reporting from McCarthy.

Mariah Carey is in Aspen with BF Brian Tanaka, but she'll be leaving for The Big Apple the next day ready to prep for round 2 of Dick Clark's Rocin' New Year's Eve. and this time there's a plan to avert disaster.

ABC is preparing for the Sunday night special New Year's Rockin' Eve hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy but the show is getting some serious attention for their lineup. Details about this year's event have been dropped this week, teasing yet another festive New Year's Day celebration for everyone. She developed a close association with the holiday season through her hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and for several years has performed a set of Christmas-themed concerts in NY. She has now had a Top 10 hit in the '90s, the Aughts and the '10s. Here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed.


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