Ryan Seacrest is a veteran in the entertainment industry and has over 3 decades of experience. And he has seen the things that can happen during live TV, the tense ad nerve-wracking situations. He recalls an incident from last year at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocki’ Eve.
The 47-year-old Atlanta native was delivering Jennifer Lopez’s introduction when he suddenly noticed that a commotion and realized that there would be a delay just minutes before the countdown at midnight. Ryan Seacrest had to do an impromptu improvisation.
With the minutes ticking, Seacrest realized that he was close to exhausting his snippets on Jennifer Lopez and was feeling a bit panicky. But the show came on the air just in time.
Ryan Seacrest Says The Frigid Temperatures Affects His Speech
This year was the 50th anniversary of the annual New Year tradition which America celebrates with the very best that music has to offer. This much-watched New Year Eve’s celebration features iconic performances of the biggest songs as the old year gives way to the new.
Another time celebrities, production crew, and Ryan Seacrest will work in the frigid temperatures of New York City and entertain viewers and bring joy into a life that has been marked by grief and uncertainty the past two years.
It has been a great change from last year as only a handful of workers were present. The eerie scenes that played out on TV affected Ryan Seacrest.
He says that he struggled to generate the energy needed in front of an empty set. It affects it emotionally, he says.
This year’s musical guests include Journey and will share duties with Billy Porter in New Orleans, Liza Koshy, Ciara in Los Angeles, and from Puerto Rico for a Spanish countdown, a first time hosted by Roselyn Sanchez.
Karol G had to pull out as team members tested COVID positive while LL Cool, the Rapper was also affected by the virus.
Ryan Seacrest says he has an unusual issue to deal with, the bitter winter cold. While his brain works fine, he says it affects his speech. And he needs his wits about him given the unpredictable nature of New Year in Times Square.