11:41am PT by Sophie Schillaci
MTV Rings in the New Year With 'Club NYE' Hosted by Snooki and JWOWW
Can't make it to the club for New Year's? MTV is bringing the nightlife experience to TVs across the country with MTV's Club NYE 2013, airing live from Times Square on Dec. 31 at 11 p.m.
And what is New Year's at the club without a few pop-du-jour performances and a notable name to host festivities? Cue Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWOWW stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, who will serve as the masters of ceremonies for the MTV broadcast this year.
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"I have stage fright!" Farley tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I've never hosted a live broadcast like this before, hopefully I don't freeze or go blank on stage." But, she adds, "I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate."
As for the performances, MTV has enlisted the help of Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Sean Kingston and Ke$ha. The Knocks will serve as house DJ during the broadcast.
While Ke$ha's latest hit single "Die Young" had been heating up the airwaves over the last few months, the song is not likely to be heard during her set. In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings earlier this month, the song suffered a steep drop in radio play. But she is more than likely to play her latest single, "Come On," which she recently performed on The X Factor, and an old favorite or two.
In the spirit of keeping-it-in-the-MTV-family, Polizzi and Farley will be promoting the second season of their Shore spinoff (debuting Jan. 8) and will share hosting duties with fellow network personality Jeff Dye, who will simultaneously be promoting his reality competition series, Money From Strangers.
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