Britney Spears performed for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2018” on Sunday, live from her Las Vegas residency stage in the AXIS auditorium at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Watch the video below!
Spears’ highly-anticipated New Year’s Eve performance marked the end of her four-year-long residency in Las Vegas. “I’m saying goodbye to Las Vegas and 2017 with a special performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Happy New Year,” the singer said in a video posted to Instagram last week, confirming that her departure from Sin City would be featured on ABC’s annual broadcast.
For this year’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show, Spears skipped the main festivities in Times Square, and instead performed live from Las Vegas for the very last time. She took to the AXIS stage to sing her 2003 smash hit “Toxic,” as well as a rendition of 2013’s “Work B*tch.” While Spears was the only performer appearing via satellite in Nevada, the pop icon and eight-time Grammy nominee joined a stellar cross-country line-up for this year’s extravaganza, which included Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes, Sugarland, Camila Cabello, Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Puth and Zedd. Spears’ performance marks the first time she’s taken part in the annual event since 2002.
It’s almost showtime! I just want to say thank you to the #PieceOfMe cast and crew, the city of Las Vegas, and all of the fans who came out to sing, dance and party!! What an incredible four years!! Love you all!! 💋— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 1, 2018
Spears’ residency began December 27, 2013, almost exactly four years ago. While she extended her contract in 2015, she opted not to renew it ahead of its 2017 end-of-year expiration. As Gossip Cop recently reported, Spears had to be escorted offstage by security at an August show after a crazed fan rushed the stage during her performance. Fortunately for the crowd, the singer returned to the stage to finish out her “Piece Of Me” show once the out-of-control attended was apprehended.
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