John Legend is set to perform under the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday during the annual lighting ceremony, NBC announced.
Last year, Gwen Stefani sang of the seasons after the release of her holiday album, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” This time around, Legend is stepping under the mistletoe to deliver “A Legendary Christmas.”
Legend will be joined by Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler. A special appearance is also set to feature “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel, as well as the Radio City Rockettes.
As usual, “Today” co-anchors, this year including Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Craig Melvin, will serve as hosts for the annual special.
The tree will be lit at Rock Center at 7 p.m., and the artists are slated to take to the stage at West 48th and West 51st streets between 8 and 9 p.m. This year’s main attraction — a 72-foot Norway spruce from upstate Wallkill — will be decked out with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED holiday lights, and topped off with a new Swarovski crystal star weighing a whopping 900 pounds.
The lighting and the performances will be available for streaming at NBC.com/live with a valid subscriber login.
The Christmas tree will remain on display through Jan. 7.