Music superstar Taylor Swift will sing live tonight on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and less than an hour ago (Dec. 31), she tweeted her excitement over tonight’s performance and the new year ahead, saying:
“So excited to be in New York playing on @OfficialNYRE! It all starts at 8pm ET on ABC. Can't. even. verbalize. how stoked I am for 2013!”
If 2013 delivers even half of the success that 2012 did for Swift, it will be a great year. Swift’s recently released album “Red,” broke all kinds of sales records and earned Swift the distinction of becoming the only female artist to have two million-plus opening weeks, (the other one being for “Red’s” predecessor, “Speak Now”).
In addition to being Swift’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, the catchy, upbeat admonition to an ex-boyfriend “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” earned Swift a recent Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.
Speculation as to the subjects of Swift’s songs in “Red” began as soon as the record was released, with several of them, including “All Too Well,” surmised to be about her brief and intense relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Many of the songs on “Red” are a somber look back at lost love, and hope in a new relationship, possibly with Conor Kennedy, that also ended quickly.
However, things seem to be looking up for Swift who is reportedly dating One Direction lead singer Harry Styles. According to a Dec. 30 “Huffington Post UK” report, Styles nearly botched their plans to spend a romantic New Year’s Eve together, when he got all the way to London Heathrow airport on Friday and forgot his passport.
All is well, according to the report, following a delayed flight. Styles will be watching Swift perform live tonight in Times Square. Will they be together to lock lips when the New Year turns?
Sounds like great material for a romantic new song, anyway…
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” begins tonight, Dec. 31, in Flint on WJRT ABC12 at 8 p.m. EST with a two-hour tribute to the late Dick Clark.