Lady Gaga to Perform in Times Square on New Year’s Eve


Ryan Seacrest announced that the singer will be part of ABC’s "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

Is it too early to start making New Year’s Eve plans?

Not if you plan on ringing in the New Year with Lady Gaga.

With the end of the year about four months away, Ryan Seacrest made a big announcement on Thursday about the plans for one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

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Gaga will perform live on ABC’s annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

“One of the things we’re doing for Dick celebrating his 40th year hosting the event is having Lady Gaga perform live in Times Square right before the ball drops,” said Seacrest in his announcement.

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This will be Gaga’s first performance on the telecast. As a native New Yorker, she’s sure to be a crowd favorite. Last year, the telecast attracted an average audience of 18.8 million, and 8.1 million Adults 18-49, according to ABC. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions of the specials.

"The army of talent we had join us over the years has truly been outstanding, and this year we top it off with an appearance by Lady Gaga. New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2012 promises to be one of the most exciting ever, and I’m proud to be part of the team," Dick Clark said in a statement.

Dick Clark started hosting the annual telecast, which features a variety of performances each year, on December 31, 1972. Seacrest joined on as a host for the 2005 telecast. Past performers have included Avril Lavigne, Drake, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lopez.