United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America

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United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream

Join host Chita Rivera for a concert taped at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Featuring Delbert Anderson, Jencarlos Canela, Judy Collins, Midori, Sandi Patty, Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, the Washington Ballet, the American Pops Orchestra and more.

AIRED: December 31, 2021 | 1:25:51
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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Luke Frazier and

the American Pops Orchestra

in "United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream

with performances by:

Delbert Anderson,

David Archuleta,

Jencarlos Canela,

Judy Collins,

Deborah Cox,

Drew Gehling,

Amber Merritt,

Midori,

Sandi Patty,

Cassadee Pope,

Pepe Romero,

Lea Salonga,

Paulo Szot,

Brandee Younger,

and The Washington Ballet.

And hosted by Tony-Award winner, Chita Rivera.

♪ ALL: America, America, ♪

♪ God shed His grace on thee. ♪

♪ And crown thy good with brotherhood. ♪

♪ From sea to shining sea. ♪

♪ America, America ♪

♪ God shed His grace on thee. ♪

♪ And crown thy good with brotherhood. ♪

♪ From sea to shining ♪

♪ Sea. ♪♪♪

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RIVERA: Good evening, I'm Chita Rivera

and what an absolute thrill it is to be

celebrating New Year's Eve with you tonight right

here on PBS!

This evening marks the second annual "United in Song" and

I couldn't be happier to join such an extraordinary group

of talented artists on such a special occasion.

And before I go any further, please welcome Luke Frazier

and the American Pops Orchestra!

(applause)

Tonight, we are not only ringing in the New Year,

but we are affirming our commitment as Americans to

come together through the exceptional power of the arts.

This incredible country of ours is as diverse as it is wide,

but let it be said,

we hold much more in common than what makes

us different.

It is with that in mind that we come together through

the arts tonight.

From pop and country to classical,

jazz to ballet,

Broadway to opera,

we are celebrating this New Year with

an incredible line-up of performances.

And my sincerest hope is that this evening brings you joy

and reminds you that we are truly all in this together.

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Casadee Pope.

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♪ POPE: Are we really over. ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm a couple glasses in. ♪

♪ Can't help but want a little bit of closure. ♪

♪ Are you waiting by the phone? ♪

♪ Are you out, are you at home? ♪

♪ 'Cause I can't stop picturing, ♪

♪ What you may or may not be doin'. ♪

♪ Wish my eyes could shine down on you. ♪

♪ I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ Are you good? ♪

♪ Are you sad? ♪

♪ Are you missin' me? ♪

♪ Are you a little bit lonely, ♪

♪ I wanna know what you're feeling, ♪

♪ underneath ♪

♪ That midnight, moonlight, heartbreak sky. ♪

♪ Wishin' I could read your mind. ♪

♪ You left me in the dark ♪

♪ and wherever you are I wanna be. ♪

♪ Tonight I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ I wanna see, wanna see. ♪

♪ They're so lucky. ♪

♪ They know exactly where you are. ♪

♪ Whatcha feeling' in your heart. ♪

♪ And if you're sorry. ♪

♪ That you're not with me tonight. ♪

♪ And that you ever said goodbye. ♪

♪ I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ Are you good? ♪

♪ Are you sad? ♪

♪ Are you missin' me? ♪

♪ Are you a little bit lonely? ♪

♪ I wanna know what you're feeling, ♪

♪ underneath, ♪

♪ That midnight, moonlight, heartbreak sky. ♪

♪ Wishin' I could read your mind. ♪

♪ You left me in the dark and wherever you are I wanna be. ♪

♪ Tonight I wanna see what the stars see, yeah. ♪

♪ I wanna see, wanna see, ♪

♪ are you crying in your car, ♪

♪ tryin' not to fall apart. ♪

♪ Are you wondering about me too? ♪

♪ Or are you throwing 'em back, ♪

♪ happy that I'm in the past. ♪

♪ Lovin' up on someone new? ♪

♪ I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ Are you good? ♪

♪ Are you sad? ♪

♪ Are you missin' me? ♪

♪ Are you a little bit lonely? ♪

♪ I wanna know what you're feeling underneath, ♪

♪ That midnight, moonlight, heartbreak sky. ♪

♪ Wishin' I could read your mind. ♪

♪ You left me in the dark and wherever you are, ♪

♪ I wanna be. ♪

♪ I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ Tonight, I wanna see what the stars see. ♪

♪ Yeah, I wanna see, wanna see. ♪

♪ I wanna see, wanna see. ♪

♪ Yeah. ♪♪♪

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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Pualo Szot.

SZOT: Ladies and Gentleman, this is a song about a

man called Alonso Quixano and

dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha.

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♪ SZOT: Hear me now. ♪

♪ Oh thou bleak and unbearable world, ♪

♪ Thou art base and debauched as can be; ♪

♪ And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled. ♪

♪ Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee! ♪

♪ I am I, Don Quixote, ♪

♪ The Lord of La Mancha. ♪

♪ My destiny calls and I go, ♪

♪ And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward, ♪

♪ Oh whithersoever they blow. ♪

♪ Whithersoever they blow, ♪

♪ onward to glory I go! ♪

♪ Hear me, heathens and wizards. ♪

♪ And serpents of sin! ♪

♪ All your dastardly doings are past, ♪

♪ For a holy endeavor is now to begin ♪

♪ And virtue shall triumph at last! ♪

♪ I am I, Don Quixote, ♪

♪ The Lord of La Mancha, ♪

♪ My destiny calls and I go, ♪

♪ And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward, ♪

♪ Oh whithersoever they blow. ♪

♪ Whithersoever they blow, ♪

♪ onward to glory I go! ♪♪♪

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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Judy Collins.

♪ COLLINS: Bows and flows of angel hair ♪

♪ and ice cream castles in the air. ♪

♪ And feather canyons everywhere, ♪

♪ I've looked at clouds that way. ♪

♪ And now they only block the sun, ♪

♪ They rain and snow on everyone ♪

♪ So many things I would have done, ♪

♪ But clouds got in my way. ♪

♪ I've looked at clouds from both sides now. ♪

♪ Up and down and still somehow, ♪

♪ It's cloud's illusions I recall, ♪

♪ I really don't know clouds at all. ♪

♪ Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels ♪

♪ the dizzy dancing way you feel. ♪

♪ When every fairy tale comes real, ♪

♪ I've looked at love that way, ♪

♪ And now it's just another show, ♪

♪ you leave 'em laughin' when you go. ♪

♪ And if you care don't let them know, ♪

♪ Don't give yourself away. ♪

♪ I've looked at love from both sides now. ♪

♪ Win or lose and still somehow, ♪

♪ It's love's illusions I recall, ♪

♪ I really don't know love at all. ♪

♪ Tears and fears and feeling proud, ♪

♪ to say, "I love you" right out loud. ♪

♪ Dreams and schemes and circus crowds, ♪

♪ I've looked at life that way. ♪

♪ And now old friends are acting strange, ♪

♪ they shake their heads, ♪

♪ and say I've changed. ♪

♪ Well something's lost but something's gained ♪

♪ in living every day. ♪

♪ I've looked at life from both sides now. ♪

♪ Win or lose and still somehow, ♪

♪ It's life's illusion I recall. ♪

♪ I really don't know life, ♪

♪ I really don't know life, ♪

♪ at all. ♪♪♪

(applause)

KENT: This next performer is best known for his

incredible voice as well as his celebrated acting and

telenovela career.

He's topped the Latin and Billboard's music charts

multiple times and his music videos have reached a

staggering half a billion views.

Please welcome Latin pop and television sensation,

Jencarlos Canela.

♪ CANELA: Happy New Year, ♪

♪ Año Nuevo. ♪

♪ Ay caramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, ♪

♪ tu andas si es con una amiga pues con ambas, ♪

♪ con ambas. ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, ♪

♪ la bamba la bam-bam bam ay. ♪

♪ Ay caramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, ♪

♪ tu andas si es con una amiga pues con ambas, ♪

♪ con ambas. ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, ♪

♪ la bam bam bam ay. ♪

♪ Tu apreta que yo ando seulto ma. ♪

♪ Te querio dar puede que sea cierto ma que te veo ♪

♪ y las ganasme suben mas. ♪

♪ Como palo tu a mi me tienes tieso ma y dale ponte, ♪

♪ ponte arriba pa que veas al horizonte. ♪

♪ Ponte si yo soy tu daddy mami rompe y pon telo. ♪

♪ Como disfruto yo quitan dotelo. ♪

♪ De arriba bajo si necessitas arregolobaby lo trabajo. ♪

♪ Jala gatillo pa que veas como disparo. ♪

♪ No tragas gente que despues se pone raro. ♪

♪ O hablam claro ay caramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, tu andas ♪

♪ si es con una amiga pues con ambas, con ambas ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, ♪

♪ la bam bam bam como ramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, tu andas. ♪

♪ Si es con una amiga pues con ambas, con ambas. ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, la bam bam bam. ♪

♪ Ay como te ves me hace pensar como se veria el bebe. ♪

♪ No poder probarte, ♪

♪ aunque sea una vez. ♪

♪ Seria ricon hacerte lo que pensé. ♪

♪ Es que ella mata namas de observar contigo ♪

♪ no puedo contemplar. ♪

♪ Yo tengo el jaqueo pa a avanzar. ♪

♪ No se porque vayas a esperar. ♪

♪ De arriba bajo si necesitats arreglobaby lo trabajo. ♪

♪ Ja la gatillo pa que veas como disparo. ♪

♪ No tragas gente que despues su pone raro. ♪

♪ O hablam claro ay caramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, ♪

♪ tu andas si es con una amiga pues con ambas, ♪

♪ con ambas. ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, ♪

♪ la bam bam bam como ramba, caramba. ♪

♪ Yo no se con quien tu andas, tu andas. ♪

♪ Si es con una amiga pues con ambas, con ambas. ♪

♪ Vamo a bailar la bamba, la bam bam bam ay. ♪

♪ Heyyyyyyy ♪

♪ oh ♪

♪ oh ♪

♪ caramba. ♪♪♪

(applause)

RIVERA: I'm so very pleased to introduce an incredible

artist that has had 13 singles top Billboard's charts,

she's starred on Broadway, film and television,

ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

Grammy-nominated artist, Deborah Cox.

♪ COX: I believe the children are our are future. ♪

♪ Teach them well and let them lead the way. ♪

♪ Show them all the beauty they possess inside. ♪

♪ Give them a sense of pride ♪

♪ to make it easier. ♪

♪ Let the children's laughter ♪

♪ remind us how we used to be. ♪

♪ Everybody searching for a hero. ♪

♪ People need someone to look up to. ♪

♪ I never found anyone who fulfill my needs. ♪

♪ A lonely place to be. ♪

♪ And so I learned to depend on me. ♪

♪ I decided long ago, ♪

♪ Never to walk in anyone's shadows. ♪

♪ If I fail, if I succeed, ♪

♪ At least I'll live as I believe. ♪

♪ No matter what they take from me, ♪

♪ They can't take away my dignity. ♪

♪ Because the greatest, ♪

♪ Love of all is happening to me. ♪

♪ Ohhhh. ♪

♪ I found the greatest, ♪

♪ Love of all inside of me. ♪

♪ The greatest love of all, ♪

♪ It's easy to achieve. ♪

♪ And learning to love yourself, ♪

♪ It is the greatest love of all. ♪

♪ I believe the children are our future. ♪

♪ Teach them well and let them lead the way. ♪

♪ Show them all the beauty they possess inside. ♪

♪ Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. ♪

♪ Let the children's laughter ♪

♪ remind us how we used to be. ♪

♪ I decided long ago, ♪

♪ Never to walk in anyone's shadows. ♪

♪ If I fail, if I succeed, ♪

♪ At least I'll live as I believe. ♪

♪ No matter what they take from me, ♪

♪ They can't take away my dignity. ♪

♪ Because the greatest, ♪

♪ Love of all is happening to me. ♪

♪ Ohhhh, ♪

♪ I found the greatest, ♪

♪ Love of all inside of me. ♪

♪ The greatest love of all, ♪

♪ Is easy to achieve. ♪

♪ And learning to love yourself, ♪

♪ It is the greatest love of all. ♪

♪ And if, by chance, that special place, ♪

♪ That you've been dreaming of, ♪

♪ If it leads you to a lonely place, ♪

♪ Find your strength in love. ♪♪♪

(applause)

RUBENSTEIN: What does America mean to you and what makes

you most proud of being an American?

COLLINS: This is the place where we have a

democratic way of life,

which is imperfect but moves towards the better angels

every day and the things that we see happening today

in this country,

I can't imagine how extraordinary this is to be

a person who comes to this country after coming

from a place where there is not a democracy.

MIDORI: I think that culture is something that we have to

consider as not a singular, but that it has many, many,

many sides and many, many faces,

and it's very difficult to say that I belong to two

cultures because I belong to many more cultures.

RIVERA: This is the United States so I think

we should unite and try to understand and appreciate,

definitely appreciate the differences,

because all the differences are beautiful.

MERRITT: He made his Broadway debut starring in

"Jersey Boys" and has gone on to star opposite

Sara Bareilles in the Broadway hit musical "Waitress".

Please welcome the fabulously talented actor and singer,

Drew Gehling.

♪ GEHLING: I have often walked, ♪

♪ Down the street before, ♪

♪ But the pavement always stayed, ♪

♪ Beneath my feet before. ♪

♪ All at once am I, ♪

♪ Several stories high, ♪

♪ Knowing I'm on the street where you live. ♪

♪ Are there lilac trees, ♪

♪ In the heart of town? ♪

♪ Can you hear a lark in any other part of town? ♪

♪ Does enchantment pour, ♪

♪ Out of every door? ♪

♪ No, it's just on the street where you live. ♪

♪ And oh, the towering feeling, ♪

♪ Just to know somehow you're near. ♪

♪ The overpowering feeling, ♪

♪ That any second you may suddenly appear. ♪

♪ People stop and stare. ♪

♪ They don't bother me, ♪

♪ For there's nowhere else on earth, ♪

♪ That I would rather be. ♪

♪ Let the time go by, ♪

♪ I won't care if I, ♪

♪ Can be here on the street where you live. ♪

♪ Well I walked and I walk, ♪

♪ but I can't find my way home. ♪♪♪

(applause)

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Sandi Patty.

♪ PATTY: Oh Lord, my God, ♪

♪ when I in awesome wonder. ♪

♪ Consider all, ♪

♪ all of the worlds ♪

♪ thy hands have made. ♪

♪ I see the stars, ♪

♪ I hear the rolling thunder. ♪

♪ Thy power throughout ♪

♪ the universe displayed. ♪

♪ Then sings my soul, ♪

♪ my savior God to thee. ♪

♪ How great Thou art, ♪

♪ how great Thou art. ♪

♪ Then sings my soul, ♪

♪ my savior God to thee. ♪

♪ How great Thou art, ♪

♪ how great Thou art. ♪

♪ And when I think ♪

♪ that God, his son not sparing. ♪

♪ He bled and died ♪

♪ to take away my sin. ♪

♪ That on the cross ♪

♪ my burdens gladly bearing. ♪

♪ He bled and died ♪

♪ to take away my sin. ♪

♪ When Christ shall come ♪

♪ with shout of acclamation. ♪

♪ And take me home what joy shall fill my heart. ♪

♪ Then I shall bow. ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: I shall bow. ♪

♪ PATTY: In humble adoration. ♪

♪ And there proclaim. ♪

♪ My god, ♪

♪ how great Thou art. ♪

♪ Then sings my soul, ♪

♪ my savior God to thee. ♪

♪ How great Thou art, ♪

♪ how great Thou art. ♪

♪ Then sings my soul, ♪

♪ my savior God to thee. ♪

♪ How great Thou art, ♪

♪ how great Thou art. ♪

♪ How great Thou art, ♪

♪ how great ♪

♪ Thou, ♪

♪ How great Thou art. ♪

♪ How great ♪

♪ Thou. ♪

♪ ALL: Art. ♪

♪ PATTY: How great Thou art. ♪♪♪

(applause).

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Brandee Younger.

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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome David Archuleta.

♪ ARCHULETA: Oh na, na, na. ♪

♪ There's something I'm admitting ♪

♪ You tell me you don't want me but I know. ♪

♪ So you don't wanna listen. ♪

♪ You wouldn't put your number in my phone. ♪

♪ But it's alright, ♪

♪ I'll be back again tomorrow. ♪

♪ You've been on my mind, ♪

♪ There's no way I can stop it. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ You've been playing hard to get from the start. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ Oooh, I'm liking what you do to, ♪

♪ you do to my heart. ♪

♪ Ayyyy. ♪

♪ You give me some attention. ♪

♪ You draw me in but just to turn me down. ♪

♪ Ain't even a question. ♪

♪ You won't just let any guy take you out. ♪

♪ But it's alright. ♪

♪ I'm not like the others honey. ♪

♪ Let me change your mind. ♪

♪ Tell me that you want me. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ You've been playing hard to get from the start. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ Oooh, I'm liking what you do to, ♪

♪ you do to my heart. ♪

♪ I, I like the way you're movin', oh. ♪

♪ But it's alright. ♪

♪ I'm not like the others honey. ♪

♪ Let me change your mind. ♪

♪ Tell me that you want me. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ You've been playing hard to get from the start. ♪

♪ Oooh, I like the way you're movin', ♪

♪ you're movin'. ♪

♪ Oooh, I'm liking what you do to, ♪

♪ you do to my heart, yeah, yeah. ♪

♪ Oh yeah ♪

♪ I, I like the way you're movin' oooh. ♪

♪ I like the way you're movin' ohhh. ♪♪♪

(applause)

KENT: After an exhilarating career as a principal

dancer with the American Ballet Theatre,

my position as Artistic Director of

The Washington Ballet has

been one of my most fulfilling roles.

Leading this incredible dance company in our

nation's capital has been a dream come true.

And it gives me particular joy to share

this world premier with all of you tonight.

Set to a medley of Scott Joplin pieces

and choreographed by the exceptional Jessica Lang,

please welcome dancers of The Washington Ballet.

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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Midori.

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RIVERA: Our next guest is a celebrated trumpeter

who found musical inspiration through his cultural identity.

From his upbringing in New Mexico as part of the

Navajo nation, he has created a broad musical palette

from ancient songs of love and war,

to modern funk and jazz.

Please welcome the incredible,

Delbert Anderson.

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RUBENSTEIN: Do you view yourself as having lived

the American Dream

and what do you think the American Dream is?

RIVERA: Yeah, I consider myself having

lived the American dream.

I was living as a kid.

Not as Puerto Rican kid,

not as a Scandinavian kid,

not as an Italian, just as a kid.

Then I won a scholarship to the New York City Ballet.

I came along at a very good time.

MIDORI: I came actually to the US from Japan when I was

10 years old my mother brought me,

to be able to pursue my musical studies,

I was studying violin in Japan and my mother wanted

to give me an opportunity to study in America in New York

at a particular school with a particular teacher

and America is where this got fulfilled.

America was where I studied and learned and I,

went on, I continue on to live.

COLLINS: My family is all from Ireland and England but

they came here and they found lives where they could make

a living, where they could have joy,

where they could have pleasure,

where they could do something

they wanted with their lives.

We've got something that shines throughout the world and

every day that I wake up I say thank you.

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Pepe Romero.

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RIVERA: Our next performer is an Olivier and Tony Award-winning

Filipina singer and actress best known for

originating the iconic musical theatre role of Kim

in "Miss Saigon" on both the West End and Broadway.

Her singularly recognizable voice is also the brilliance

behind Disney film characters Mulan and Jasmine.

Please welcome someone I consider a gift to Broadway,

Lea Salonga.

♪ SALONGA: I won't mind sitting by your cradle. ♪

♪ Singing to you softly far into the night. ♪

♪ I won't mind playing peekaboo for hours. ♪

♪ To see that look of wonder, ♪

♪ wonder and delight. ♪

♪ Soon they'll be asking ♪

♪ "Where is baby's nose? ♪

♪ Where is baby's shoe? ♪

♪ Where is baby's hat?" ♪

♪ "Clever little boy," ♪

♪ they'll say, Lizzie taught him that. ♪

♪ I won't mind reading you a story. ♪

♪ Quacking like a duck, chirping like a bird. ♪

♪ I won't mind when you ask me to repeat it. ♪

♪ 'Til you can say it with me, ♪

♪ knowing every word. ♪

♪ You needn't worry if there's chocolate on your hands. ♪

♪ Jelly on your face, porridge on my skirt. ♪

♪ Just run to me, and I'll be there ♪

♪ to hold you when you hurt. ♪

♪ They'll say, "Auntie Lizzie can't say no." ♪

♪ They'll say, "Auntie Lizzie's spoiling you." ♪

♪ They'll say, ♪

♪ "Auntie Lizzie's wrapped around your finger." ♪

♪ I'll say, "Yes, it's true." ♪

♪ I won't mind knowing that your mother, ♪

♪ Showers you with kisses, ♪

♪ bakes your favorite bread. ♪

♪ I won't mind when I see your father lift you, ♪

♪ And swing you to his shoulders high above my head. ♪

♪ They may be busy, I can take you skating. ♪

♪ I can take you sledding, flying down the hill. ♪

♪ If they won't build a snowman, ♪

♪ Auntie Lizzie will. ♪

♪ They'll say, "Auntie Lizzie holds too tight." ♪

♪ They'll say, "Auntie Lizzie can't let go." ♪

♪ They'll say, "Auntie Lizzie's really not ♪

♪ your aunt, anyway." ♪

♪ You'll say, "No, it isn't so?" ♪

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♪ In my heart, ♪

♪ I will keep a secret. ♪

♪ Foolish little secret, ♪

♪ hidden from the rest. ♪

♪ In my dream, ♪

♪ you're my own, my very own. ♪

♪ And I blanket you with love ♪

♪ as I hold you to my breast. ♪

(flute solo)

♪ Lizzie, he's not yours. ♪

♪ Lizzie, in his life, your part is very small. ♪

♪ But, if one day, a toy should break. ♪

♪ Or maybe playing patty-cake, ♪

♪ You call me "Mama" by mistake, ♪

♪ I won't mind at all. ♪♪♪

(applause)

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Amber Merritt.

♪ MERRITT: Mes vers fuiraient, ♪

♪ doux et frêles, ♪

♪ Vers votre jardin si beau, ♪

♪ Si mes vers avaient des ailes, ♪

♪ Comme l'oiseau. ♪

♪ Ils voleraient, ♪

♪ étincelles, ♪

♪ Vers votre foyer qui rit, ♪

♪ Si mes vers avaient des ailes, ♪

♪ Comme l'esprit. ♪

♪ Près de vous, ♪

♪ purs et fidèles, ♪

♪ Ils accourraient nuit et jour, ♪

♪ Si mes vers avaient des ailes, ♪

♪ Si mes vers avaient des ailes, ♪

♪ Comme l'amour. ♪♪♪

(applause)

ANNOUNCER: Welcome back Paulo Szot.

♪ SZOT: Adiós, dijiste. ♪

♪ Se va mi vida. ♪

♪ Llorar quisiste ♪

♪ Por un amor que hay que olvidar. ♪

♪ Te vas riendo ♪

♪ !¡y yo me muero! ♪

♪ Mi dolor es saber ♪

♪ Que no puedes llorar. ♪

♪ Amor, vida de mi vida, ♪

♪ !¡que triste es decirte adiós! ♪

♪ Te llevas la juventud ♪

♪ De este querer sin redención, ♪

♪ Amor que por el camino ♪

♪ No puedes volver atrás. ♪

♪ Te ríes cuando sientes ♪

♪ Deseos de llorar. ♪

♪ Y pensar que te amé, ♪

♪ Con alma y vida, ♪

♪ Y hoy te quieres ♪

♪ Burlar de mi dolor. ♪

♪ Este amor que soñé ♪

♪ No lo puedo callar. ♪

♪ Fueron falsas palabras, ♪

♪ Mentistes mil veces ♪

♪ Tu amor, mujer. ♪

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♪ Amor que por el camino ♪

♪ No puedes volver atrás. ♪

♪ Te ríes cuando sientes ♪

♪ Deseos de llorar. ♪

♪ !¡Adiós, mi bién! ♪

♪ !¡Adiós! ♪♪♪

(applause)

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome back, Midori.

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RUBENSTEIN: What is it about the arts that you think

brings people to gather?

RIVERA: The Arts are an absolute unifying part of humanity.

MIDORI: Music and the arts they give very much

meaning to our lives.

We actually can connect without a verbal,

a verbal agenda so to say.

And I think it is something that can connect directly

from heart to heart.

COLLINS: One of the things that I feel the best

about is that I'm giving people something that's,

I hope, of quality that's beautiful.

I don't think people would stay on

the planet if they didn't have beauty in their lives.

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome back, Judy Collins.

(clarinet solo)

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♪ COLLINS: Isn't it rich? ♪

♪ Are we a pair? ♪

♪ Me here at last on the ground, ♪

♪ You in mid-air, ♪

♪ Where are the clowns? ♪

♪ Isn't it bliss? ♪

♪ Don't you approve? ♪

♪ One who keeps tearing around, ♪

♪ One who can't move, ♪

♪ But where are the clowns? ♪

♪ Send in the clowns. ♪

♪ Just when I'd stopped opening doors, ♪

♪ Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours. ♪

♪ Making my entrance again with my usual flair, ♪

♪ Sure of my lines. ♪

♪ No one is there. ♪

♪ Don't you love farce? ♪

♪ My fault, I fear. ♪

♪ I thought that you'd want what I want. ♪

♪ Sorry, my dear! ♪

♪ But where are the clowns. ♪

♪ Send in the clowns. ♪

♪ Don't bother, they're here. ♪

(clarinet solo)

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Isn't it rich? ♪

♪ Isn't it queer? ♪

♪ Losing my timing this late in my career. ♪

♪ But where are the clowns? ♪

♪ Send in the clowns. ♪

♪ Well, maybe next year. ♪♪♪

(applause)

ANNOUNCER: Welcome back, David Archuleta!

♪ ♪

♪ ARCHULETA: You with the sad eyes. ♪

♪ Don't be discouraged, ♪

♪ oh I realize, ♪

♪ It's hard to take courage. ♪

♪ In a world full of people, ♪

♪ You can lose sight of it. ♪

♪ The darkness oh, inside you, ♪

♪ Makes you feel so small. ♪

♪ But I see your true colors, ♪

♪ Shining through. ♪

♪ I see your true colors, ♪

♪ And that's why I love you. ♪

♪ So don't be afraid to let them show, ♪

♪ Your true colors, ♪

♪ True colors are beautiful, ♪

♪ Mmmmmmm. ♪

♪ Oh, show me a smile now, ♪

♪ Don't be unhappy. ♪

♪ Can't remember when, ♪

♪ I last saw you laughing. ♪

♪ This world makes you crazy, ♪

♪ And you've taken all you can bear. ♪

♪ Just call me up, ♪

♪ Because you know I'll be there. ♪

♪ And I see your true colors, ♪

♪ Shining through. ♪

♪ I see your true colors, ♪

♪ That's why I love you. ♪

♪ So don't be afraid to let them show, ♪

♪ Your true colors, ♪

♪ True colors are beautiful. ♪

♪ Oh-oh, oh-oh ♪

♪ Mmmmmm ♪

♪ Ohhhhh, ohhhh ♪

♪ If this world makes you crazy, ♪

♪ And you've taken all you can bear, ♪

♪ You call me up, ♪

♪ Because you know I'll be there. ♪

♪ And I see your true colors, ♪

♪ Shining through, ♪

♪ I see your true colors, ♪

♪ And that's why I love you. ♪

♪ So don't be afraid. ♪

♪ To let them show your true colors. ♪

♪ True colors, ♪

♪ True colors that shine through. ♪

♪ And I see your true colors, ♪

♪ That's why I love you. ♪

♪ So don't be afraid to let them show, ♪

♪ Your true colors, ♪

♪ True colors, ♪

♪ Are beautiful. ♪

♪ Like a rainbow. ♪♪♪

(applause)

RIVERA: Just behind me, in Independence Hall,

our United States Constitution and

the Declaration of Independence

were debated by our country's founders.

And on July 4th, 1776,

the Declaration of Independence

was approved to govern this great country.

That same day,

it was read aloud to the public eagerly waiting outside,

right here where we stand tonight.

It seems like such an incredibly long time ago,

but in comparison to other countries,

we are still so very young.

While we have made such vast strides in

business and industry,

we have experienced significant pains in

addressing equality,

inclusivity and unity.

President Kennedy once said "I am certain that after

the dust of centuries has

KENNEDY: Passed over our cities,

we too, will be remembered not for victories

or defeats in battle or in politics,

but for our...

RIVERA: "Contribution to the human spirit."

How will we be remembered?

What will be our contribution be to the next generation

of this great country?

It has been such an honor to be with you tonight and

to celebrate New Year's Eve!

I want to take a moment and acknowledge all

the incredible artists who joined us tonight.

I'd also like to thank Luke Frazier and

the American Pops Orchestra for giving us

the gift of music!

Thank you so very much and good night!

(applause)

♪ PATTY: Je t'aime, ♪

♪ Te amo. ♪

♪ Ya ti-bya lyu blyu. ♪

♪ Ani o hev ot cha, ♪

♪ I love you. ♪

♪ Well the sounds are all as different. ♪

♪ As the lands from which they came. ♪

♪ And though our words are all unique. ♪

♪ Our hearts are still the same. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Straight from the heart. ♪

♪ Pulls us all together. ♪

♪ Never apart. ♪

♪ And once we learn to speak it. ♪

♪ All the world will hear. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ We teach the young our differences. ♪

♪ Yet look how we're the same. ♪

♪ We love to laugh, we dream our dreams. ♪

♪ We know the sting of pain. ♪

♪ From Leningrad to Lexington. ♪

♪ The farmer loves his land. ♪

♪ And daddies all get misty-eyed. ♪

♪ To give their daughter's hand. ♪

♪ Oh maybe when we realize. ♪

♪ How much there is to share. ♪

♪ We'll find too much in common. ♪

♪ To pretend it isn't there. ♪

♪ Oh, love in any language. ♪

♪ Straight from the heart. ♪

♪ Pulls us all together. ♪

♪ Never apart. ♪

♪ And once we learn to speak it. ♪

♪ All the world will hear. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ And though the rhetoric of government. ♪

♪ May keep us worlds apart. ♪

♪ There's no misinterpreting. ♪

♪ The language of the heart. ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Love in any language. ♪

♪ ALL: Straight from the heart. ♪

♪ Pulls us all together. ♪

♪ Never apart. ♪

♪ And once we learn to speak it. ♪

♪ All the world will hear. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Straight from the heart. ♪

♪ Pulls us all together. ♪

♪ Never apart. ♪

♪ And once we learn to speak it. ♪

♪ All the world will hear. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ PATTY: Love. ♪

♪ Straight from the heart. ♪

♪ Never apart. ♪

♪ And once we learn to speak it. ♪

♪ All the world will hear. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken here. ♪

♪ Love in any language. ♪

♪ Fluently spoken, ♪

♪ spoken here. ♪♪♪

(applause)

♪ ALL: America, America ♪

♪ God shed His grace on thee. ♪

♪ And crown thy good ♪

♪ with brotherhood ♪

♪ From sea to shining sea. ♪♪♪


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