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New Year's Eve Programs: Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Demi Lovato Among Acts to Watch



Let's be honest, most people aren't actively watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC, if anything you'll hear the music in the background or turn it on with minutes to go before the ball drops. But this year, there's a reason to tune in - Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" music video.

So until that moment comes there are basically three networks to turn to on the night. Here's what to expect from each.

• Pitbull's New Year's Revolution - There are a ton of celebrities gracing the stage in Miami, of which Pitbull is not the least. Puff Daddy and the Family, Earth Wind And Fire, Timbaland, Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, Jussie Smollett from Empire, Prince Royce, Shawn Mendes and more will all perform on the night, hosted by Terry Crews and Wendy Williams. The broadcast runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then breaks before returning from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET on Fox.

• Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest - Like most years, the main events take place during this ABC blowout music event, which other channels have basically stopped trying to compete with. The rap-pop duo of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Pluth will play their No. 1 hit single "See You Again" at 8:26 p.m. Demi Lovato will follow with a medley of "Cool For The Summer" and "Confident" at 9:34 p.m.

Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will serve as country highlights from the year, which is appropriate given the success of Story Teller and Kill The Lights. Bryan kicks off the country countdown with a medley of "Move" and "That's My Kinda Night" at 10:37 p.m. Underwood will be the last performer of 2015 with a medley of her hit songs "Heartbeat," "Before He Cheats" and "Smoke Break."

• NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly - This show has really deviated from the music as Gwen Stefani is the only announced music act, but for Voice fans that's more than enough. Expect her to make more of a splash in the new year and not just for the rumors surrounding her and new boyfriend Blake Shelton. She's set to take the stage sometime during Daly's show which begins at 11:30 p.m.

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