Let’s face it, we can’t wait for 2020 to be over. So let’s send the year off and ring in 2021 with a bang, even if you’re doing it from the comfort of home. If you’re looking for a virtual year-end party to crash, here’s a suggestion: Let’s Celebrate 2021, Mediacorp’s annual countdown show, featuring a thrilling roster of local and international artistes.
Hosted by Class95's Jean Danker and 987's Joakim Gomez, the one hour-and-45-minute fiesta will kick off at 10.30pm on meWATCH, Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube and Channel 5 on Dec 31 (Thur). Here’s what to expect that evening…
/Let’s sing our hearts out!
The line-up includes homegrown artistes Gareth Fernandez, Hashy Yusof, JJ Neo, RRILEY, Shabir, ShiGGa Shay, Shye, Tabitha Nauser and Yung Raja.They’ll be performing from various iconic spots in Marina Bay. They'll be joined by international acts — such as Irish pop singer (and avid ship watcher) Ronan Keating, R&B hit-maker Jason Derulo, Aussie singer-songwriterTones and I, TikTok sensation Benee, and crooner Jeremy Zucker — whose performances will be streamed from their home countries.
/ A better tomorrow!
Catch the debut performance of ‘Better’, Mediacorp’s new festive theme song, featuring singer-songwriter Gareth Fernandez, Vasantham Star 2005 champ and Kollywood music producer Shabir, social media personality Hashy Yusof and JJ Neo, the singer-actress who co-wrote the COVID-19 anthem ‘The Light’.
RRILEY, aka Sandra Riley Tang of The Sam Willows, will perform an electrifying dance number put together by veteran Wawan. Performances by Shye and Tabitha Nauser will feature choreography by Jessica Lim and dancers from her J Platform Dance Studio.
/It’s a fashion show, too!
Tabitha Nauser will perform in an outfit designed by Singapore-born brand Dzojchen. Her performance will be accompanied by eight Mediacorp artistes — including Ya Hui, Ye Jiayun and Herman Keh — modelling outfits created by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts alums Annie Chua, Darren Loh and Max Tan.
/Look up in the sky!
What’s a countdown party without a dazzling light show and awe-inspiring fireworks? When the clock strikes midnight, look out for epic live shots of fireworks from the heartlands and a ‘Shine a Light’ display projected from The Promontory at Marina Bay. During the show, viewers are encouraged to share their Countdown moment on social media with the hashtag #SGTogetherABetter21.
Catch Let’s Celebrate 2021 live on meWATCH, Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube and Channel 5 on Dec 31 (Thur), 10.30pm-12.15am; encore on Channel 5 on Jan 1, 5pm-6.45pm. The show is also available on demand for free on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube from Jan 1. For more information, visit mediacorp.sg/letscelebrate2021.