After the clock struck midnight on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC, the party was not entirely over just yet. After all, the network had another major performance in store for you courtesy of Elton John.
We went over to Brooklyn in order to check this one out, as the music legend performed a song that is very appropriate for the arrival of a new year: “I’m Still Standing.” It’s a track about perseverance, and in a way, it reminds us that not everyone had the best year in 2014. This is a chance to recover, and feel like the year is really getting off to a great start.
This is becoming a tradition for the show to end its Eastern-time festivities with a performance featuring a music icon. Last year, they showed a performance from the incredible Billy Joel (or as Dwight from “The Office” would call him Mr. William Joel). We imagine that this will continue next year, mostly because there are few finer gigs out there for accomplished musicians to take on.
We’ll have a video for this performance made available soon, but ABC has become pretty stingy on releasing these over the years. What we will remind you of is that we’re going to be back at it in the morning with some coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade, just in case you enjoy that tradition from Pasadena, California. Every now and then, there are some pretty entertaining moments that come out of it. More regularly-scheduled programming starts on January 2, surrounded by huge games in college football and a variety of other festivities.
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