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Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson among performers at Rockefeller tree lighting

Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson among performers at Rockefeller tree lighting

TREE TOPPER: For the 10th year, the Swarovski Star is raised to the top of the 76-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in New York. The Star, features 25,000 crystals and weighs 550 pounds, will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree which will be lit on Dec. 4. Photo: Associated Press/Diane Bondareff

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and Mary J. Blige are some of those who’ll perform on a TV special celebrating the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Toni Braxton, Babyface, Jewel and Goo Goo Dolls are also on the bill.

More than 45,000 lights are on the Norway Spruce that’s 76 feet tall and 47 feet across.

It’s topped with a nearly ten-foot-wide Swarovski crystal star.

The special airs Dec. 4 on NBC.

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