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EntertainmentRockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed

10:55  29 november  2018
10:55  29 november  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting : NEW YORK — Nothing The list of stars performing at the this year’s tree lighting event includes: Diana Ross , Tony Bennett , Diana Krall, Brett Head Rockefeller Center gardener Erik Pauze first scouted the 75-year-old tree five years ago and his

3, 2012, will perform at the 2018 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. Legend will be joined by Diana Ross , Tony Bennett , Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, Martina McBride Meghan Giannotta has been covering all things entertainment for amNY.com since 2016.

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© 2018 James Devaney NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Diana Ross seen performing at the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Tape at Rockefeller Center on November 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is lit. It's time for much mistletoe-ing and hearts all a-glowing and being of good cheer.

The hosts of "Today" were on hand Wednesday night for a live star-studded celebration leading up to the official illumination of the 50,000 lights on the 72-foot-tall Norway spruce. On top, a brand new, 9-foot-4-inch topper made of Swarovski crystals backlit by LEDs.

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The Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony is located at Rockefeller Center on 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. This year's performance lineup includes songs from Diana Ross , Tonny Bennett & Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend, Martina McBride

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree ceremony breaks down into two minutes of tree lighting and two The annual tree lighting ceremony, “Christmas in Rockefeller Center ,” airs on NBC starting at 8 p.m Meghan Giannotta has been covering all things entertainment for amNY.com since 2016.

If you didn’t tune in for the two-hour “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” extravaganza on NBC, you missed some stellar performances and funky fashion. Lucky for you, we were watching and we have the big moments you missed.

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© John Lamparski, Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775263534 ORIG FILE ID: 1074072266

Pentatonix

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.The a cappella band performs without musical accompaniment, so it's no wonder they marched to their own drummer when it came to fashion. Kirstin Maldonado rocked a sleeveless puffy dress? coat? that looked like it could have been made from a purple sleeping bag. It looked warm, though! Next to her, Scott Hoying sported a turquoise overcoat over plaid pants and Mitch Grassi bundled up in a super-shiny black belted trench and sparkly boots. Matt Sallee and Kevin Olusola looked positively understated in plaid and basic black.

New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as a star attraction of New York City's holiday season. The 72-foot-tall Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was hoisted by a crane into a spot overlooking the Rockefeller skating rink. Crowds will gather Nov. 28 for a televised tree lighting ceremony. Millions of people are expected to visit the tree that will stay up till Jan. 7. "Now it's not my tree, it's the world's tree; I'm so happy to be able to share her with everyone," Figueroa said at Rockefeller Center on Saturday. "Millions of people will come to visit Shelby.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands lit , Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. The 75-foot tall Norway spruce is covered with more than 50 The tree lighting will take place at Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth avenues, on Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m

The Rockefeller Center tree is set to be illuminated Wednesday in a festive ceremony, but spectators should expect some security restrictions, be aware of NBC will broadcast “Christmas in Rockefeller Center ” from 7 to 10 p.m. Diana Ross , Tony Bennett , John Legend, Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge and

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

Jazz singer Krall and 92-year-old pop legend Bennett may have rehearsed for the show, but it didn't appear it was together. The two missed cues and trampled one another during "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and didn't have much more success with their second performance, "The Christmas Song."

Howie Mandel

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© Michael Loccisano, Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Howie Mandel attends the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775263534 ORIG FILE ID: 1074041522 The "Deal or No Deal" host and "America's Got Talent" judge made the most of his appearance, plugging his show while he trolled the audience. He quipped, "Nothing says 'Christmas' more than putting a germophobe in a crowd of strangers,” before approaching a guy named Tom. He handed him a "Deal or No Deal" button and told him he could light the tree. Sure enough, after the countdown, Tom pressed the button and the tree lit. Well, it was a tree, waaaaay up in a window inside Rockefeller Center. Even so, it was shiny and bright.

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We know you 've been fa-la-la-la-la-ing along to Christmas carols on the radio since Nov. 1 since this country is more obsessed with the holidays than it is with Ariana Grande, but does the season truly start until the giant 72-foot tree in Rockefeller Center is lit ? We don't think so!

28, NBC will air its annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony — and PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the evening will feature performances by Diana Ross , John Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs Nov. Subscribe to PEOPLE’s newsletters so you never miss out on a must-read story.

For Mandel's second gig, he had trouble getting audience members to play along. He finally got Lexi Cannon to agree to a "gift." Bullhorn in hand, Mandel cleared a path for her to the front row, then used the same bullhorn to chide the shy who'd spurned him.

Darci Lynne and Petunia

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© Michael Loccisano, Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28:Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer attends the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775263534 ORIG FILE ID: 1074039256 Lynne, a ventriloquist, performed "Jingle Bell Rock" alongside her rabbit puppet Petunia, festively decked out in plaid dress. The "America's Got Talent" veteran and her furry friend provided a quirky holiday twist.

Diana Ross

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and other things you missed© Michael Loccisano, Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin host the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775263534 ORIG FILE ID: 1074039370 The pop diva closed the show with a medley of Christmas tunes including "Someday at Christmas," "Wonderful Christmastime" and her own song, “Home.” And she was her legendary diva self. And she schooled "Today" host Savannah Guthrie on how to rock a fuzzy red jacket along the way.

Michigan hunter rescued after dangling upside down in tree stand

Michigan hunter rescued after dangling upside down in tree stand The hunter was in the Pinckney Recreation Area at about 7 a.m. when, while moving up a tree, he slipped off his stand and got his feet caught in the rigging, Chelsea Area Fire Authority Capt. Scott Basar told Mlive. Basar said the man had not yet connected his safety harness to the tree, making his feet the only thing stopping him from falling to the ground, Mlive reported. The man called 911. Rescue crews reached him at 7:25 a.m. They were able to free him from the tree by 9:41 a.m, according to the Mlive report. Basar told Mlive that the man's coat slid off, exposing him to temperatures that ranged from about 25 to 30 degrees.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center - Watch Wednesday, Nov 28 at 8/7c. NBC kicks off the holidays with the lighting Other Shows You Might Like. The evening with include festive musical performances from Diana Ross , Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend

The new additions join previously-announced performers Diana Ross , Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler. The massive Christmas event will feature a special appearance by Howie Mandel and be hosted by NBC

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