New York, Dec 31: New York City is gearing up to usher in 2007 with a really wild party at Times Square, and helping them celebrate will be songstress Christina Aguilera.
Even as organisers get set to fill the sky above Times Square with balloons and confetti as the New Year rings in, NYPD helicopters will also be circling around to make sure that one of the most famous dos remains both fun and safe.
"We're almost ready except for the balloon inflations. Already, we can see that people are coming by Times Square to soak in the atmosphere," the New York Daily News quoted Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, which hosts the bash, as saying.
As for who is hoping to get that kiss from Aguilera when the clock chimes 12 midnight, well that would be ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest who will co-host the live broadcast of ABC television's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" with icon Dick Clark.
"Last year I got lucky with Mariah [Carey], so hopefully at that moment [Aguilera's] right there," Seacrest said.
Nearly a million people are expected to cram the streets where the party will be taking place, with NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 10 members of the U.S. armed forces, representing all five branches of the military, being there to lead the final countdown, the organizers revealed.
As for the music for the celebrations, the organisers have not only gotten together 11 musical acts - including Aguilera, soul singer Toni Braxton and rockers the All-American Rejects to perform before midnight.
Bureau Report with ANI inputs