Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas
12/08/2008 at 09:00 AM EST
Forget the economic recession: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
is going for the gold with host Ryan Seacrest
when ringing in 2009 from Times Square.
The Jonas Brothers
, Taylor Swift
and Lionel Richie will perform live on the ABC broadcast, says the network, which also announced Monday that Kellie Pickler
will handle live reports from the scene in the middle of New York City.
Meanwhile, during segments of the show emanating from Hollywood, hostess Fergie
will officiate over performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Solange and Robin Thicke.
The annual tradition kicks off Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. ET.
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