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. Not only is Mariah Carey returning as a performer, but Britney Spears will also make an appearance. 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. As Mariah returns to reclaim her legacy as queen some are remarking they are tuning in to see Mariah’s comeback while others are watching the show for Britney’s performance. There’s no question that Mariah and Britney are star attractions that are bringing in viewers to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Both Britney Spears and Mariah Carey have tweeted about the upcoming performance and shared their excitement for the new year. Earlier this week, Mariah Carey began trending after weighing in on a comment by Ryan Seacrest where he asked how long one should leave Christmas trees and decorations up.
Mariah responded they should be left up until the Fourth of July.
Mariah even shared a bit of humor when she shared her post announcing she’d be returning to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve by saying “Take 2.” Carey hit a snafu in New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2017 when a backing track played by itself and she stopped performing. Hopefully, things will go flawlessly for both Britney Spears and Mariah Carey in their performances for 2018.
— ABC Network (@ABCNetwork) December 27, 2017
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) December 21, 2017
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 22, 2017
Some fans pointed out that ABC needs to make sure that Mariah’s equipment is working so that he won’t have a repeat of last year’s performance.
Though many fans took sides as to which performer was best there were others who felt the drama was unnecessary and that both singers were legends in their own right.
One fan took issue with Mariah Carey being called legendary and the omission of the word when ABC described Britney.
I'm so excited only because of Britney and Mariah. Although how dare they only call Mariah legendary and not Britney. They're both such pop legends tbh and the only legends in all of those names mentioned.
— ♛ Princey (@BabyPopPrince) December 27, 2017
What do you think about the drama and competition? Do you prefer Mariah Carey, Britney Spears or both? Are you surprised that both will perform at New Year’s Rockin’ Eve?
Are you going to watch the show?