Celebs took the stage and fired up revelers to ring in 2015

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
January 01, 2015 10:10 AM
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Happy 2015!

The stars came out Wednesday night to celebrate the final moments of the year, and it was quite a show.

From showstopping performances to sweet, offstage highlights, here are some fun moments you may have missed during the big countdown:

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg shared a sweet kiss, and the newlyweds reminisced that the New York City ball drop is where they had first kissed five years before.

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy
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Ryan Seacrest, always the gentleman, gave a shivering Taylor Swift his coat in the final few minutes before the ball drop. And the singer, who took the stage, couldn’t contain her glee, jumping for joy when the new year finally arrived.

Taylor Swift and Ryan Seacrest
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Idina Menzel sang “Let It Go” on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest to screaming fans who had waited about 12 hours to get a good spot in Times Square. Menzel had some trouble with one of the high notes, perhaps due to the cold weather, sparking a Twitter frenzy.

Idina Menzel
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Fergie had five outfit changes – including the Charbel Zoe cocktail dress seen above – as she hosted the West Coast version of Rockin’ Eve.

And One Direction taped a performance of five songs for the Billboard Hollywood Party portion of the evening, giving Directioners a very good start to the year. The evening also featured performances from Snoop Dogg, Magic!, Florida Georgia Line and Iggy Azalea.

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Carson Daly, meanwhile, also hosted quite the show, where Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Seth MacFarlane, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams all performed, with actors Terry Crews and Ken Marino hosting alongside model Chrissy Teigen.