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A peek at CCTV's New Year galas


10:17, December 24, 2012

New Year is nearing. And as usual, CCTV is set to present spectacular galas for its viewers both at home and abroad. Let's get a preview of what's to come.

Sara Brightman, Leona Lewis, Lang Lang, Jose Carreras. The list goes on. They will be joined by performers from around the globe on CCTV's New Year gala on the last day of 2012.

A couple of Spanish dancers performed at the news conference, giving a sneak peak of the upcoming show.

Yang Dongsheng, director of CCTV's 2013 New Year gala, said, "It's more than just a concert. It's a large scale variety show! New year is a festival celebrated by people the world over, so our gala will be international and fashionable, appealing to a world audience."

The New Year gala will broadcast live on various channels on CCTV from 8pm on December 31st. During the 4.5 hours, the hosts will cross live to CCTV's correspondents around the globe and bring the audience up to date with the celebrations of the world!

For Chinese people, CCTV's Spring Festival gala, or Chun Wan is much more anticipated. Broadcasted live on Chinese New Year's Eve, the gala is the most-watched TV event in the country.

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