Retrieved 12 December However, the effects of Lombardo's absence led to a decline in viewership, allowing New Year's Rockin' Eve to overtake the Royal Canadians in viewership in only its fifth year on-air. Retrieved 31 December The Y2K bug caused the emcee to melt, exposing him as a robot. Retrieved 24 November Seacrest had previously hosted Fox 's competing New Year's Eve Live —which, ironically, would be hosted by Philbin that year. Clark for the countdown.
For its edition, headlining performances in Times Square included Daughtryand Jennifer Lopez who infamously wore a dark-colored catsuit for her performance to mixed reviews while Melissa Rycroft served as a correspondent.
Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve Setlists
Views Read Edit View history. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 26, Mariah Carey was one of the Times Square headliners for the edition. Various personalities paid tribute to Clark throughout the night on New Year's Eve; the New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast featured special celebrity messages for Clark, and revelers in Times Square were seen with signs saluting Clark.