MTV will ring in the new year with a little help from our friends, including
"Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey will be on hand to help Lovato count down the minutes to midnight on the show, which will also feature special appearances from Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc of "Switched at Birth." The night's ultimate dance party will be beamed out from MTV's Times Square studio, and we're preparing fans for the big party with the launch of an "NYE in NYC 2012" page looking back at blasts from the past featuring photos, special moments, performances and other highlights.
For the first time ever, staffers from MTV News, MTV.com and MTV Music & Talent will collaborate on three different year-end lists. Beginning Monday (December 12), from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, during MTV's morning music hours, editors will take part in a spirited debate, where they will reveal their collective choices for Best EDM Artists of the Year, joined by MTV Iggy. On Wednesday, we'll unveil the Song of the Year, and on Thursday, we'll name our Artist of the Year.
The panel will count down their selections from #10 to #3. Each day at 4:59 p.m. ET, MTV News' Sway Calloway will reveal the top choices and present the award to the #1 pick. The winners' acceptance speeches will air during MTV's primetime hours. The debates will also be featured on mtvU and MTV Hits, and stories will be featured on MTV News and various MTV.com sites.
Beginning Wednesday, fans can get in on the action by heading over to our "NYE in NYC 2012" page to cast their votes for their favorite songs of 2011. Voting continues through December 29.
Also, viewers have until Sunday to bid on exclusive items and experiences brought together by MTV Act, including two tickets to "NYE in NYC 2012." Proceeds will benefit the FWD Campaign, an East Africa relief effort.