Disney Channel invites viewers to create their own New Year’s Eve programming event by voting for their favorite episodes, moments, music videos and more in online polls at DisneyChannel.com. Beginning FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, three new polls will roll out each Friday inviting viewers to vote in a total of 18 categories, including Favorite Episodes and Favorite Guest Star. Fans can also vote for their Top 10 favorite music videos of 2009, and the songs will air on Radio Disney. Voting will determine the New Year’s Eve programming lineup, entitled “New Year’s Star Showdown,” airing THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 (6:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Throughout the night, Disney Channel will air sneak peeks of upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD series and original movies including the much-anticipated “Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam.”
Last year nearly 33.7 million online votes were cast during the “Totally New Year” programming event. This year, every time one of the online polls is completed, users will unlock that week’s digital prize and reveal a piece of the mystery puzzle. Prizes include a 2010 printable calendar, New Year’s Eve party decorations and games. Fans can also test their Disney Channel knowledge in new online trivia games every week.
During the “New Year’s Eve Star Showdown” programming lineup, favorite Disney Channel stars will compete in five Game Show challenges: “So Random,” “Last Star Standing,” “Sound Off,” “Quick Draw” and the “New Years Eve Countdown Game.”
Disney Channel stars helping to ring in the New Year include Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith, Doug Brochu and Allisyn Ashley Arm from “Sonny With A Chance”; Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, Jason Earles and Moises Arias from “Hannah Montana”; Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jennifer Stone from “Wizards of Waverly Place”; Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Chelsea Staub and Nicole Anderson from “JONAS”; Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Doc Shaw from “The Suite Life On Deck”; Alyson Stoner from “Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam”; Jason Dolley and Bridgit Mendler from “Good Luck Charlie”; and Leo Howard and G Hannelius from “Leo’s Little Big Show.”
Kids’ favorite radio personalities Ernie D and Jake Whetter, of Radio Disney, will co-host the game “Sound Off” and will be featured during the New Year’s countdown. Songs from Disney Channel’s Top 10 music videos will air on Radio Disney FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 (12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT) in a one-hour special hosted by Ernie D and Jake. Radio Disney will also celebrate the New Year with a five-hour special THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 (7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT), counting down the Top 50 songs of 2009 with all the Radio Disney DJs.
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