Cruise Ship Hosting Macy's July 4th Fireworks - Guess the Mystery Musical Performer!

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Poll: Who would you like to see perform on Norwegian Epic during the 4th of July broadcast?
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Who would you like to see perform on Norwegian Epic during the 4th of July broadcast?

Ke$ha -- hot off her summer tour with Rihanna

Green Day -- first Broadway, now a cruise ship

Adam Lambert -- American Idol superstar

Usher -- to promote his new album

Taylor Swift -- mainstream country sweetheart

Lady Gaga -- definitely fits NCL's "freestyle" slogan

Blue Man Group -- bald painted guys banging out rhythms

Cyndi Lauper -- comeback queen

Pink Floyd -- fireworks AND a laser light show!

Bruce Springsteen -- from nearby New Jersey

Rolling Stones -- bringing back the classics

Rod Stewart -- he'll have a tribute act playing him on Epic

Smokey Robinson -- he's already been on every award show this year

Someone else, which I'll post!

Voters: 157.  You may not vote on this poll.

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A cruise ship, the brand-new Norwegian Epic, will serve as the host venue for the 34th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks.

During the event to commemorate the 234th birthday of the United States of America, the 153,000-ton, 4,200 passenger ship will also be the setting for a one-hour live national broadcast on NBC. Every year the broadcast features a musical performer; last year it was Rob Thomas and Jewel, and in previous years, big-name acts like Mariah Carey have performed.

We'd like to know: Who would you like to see perform on Epic during the 4th of July broadcast?

Vote in our poll -- and tell us why by posting below!

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Aerosmith! With the way they've been running their on again, off again tours lately there is nothing more freestyle than that!
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Originally posted by DEIx15x8
Aerosmith! With the way they've been running their on again, off again tours lately there is nothing more freestyle than that!
Lol. I'd love to see Aerosmith on a cruiseship. Seems Steven Tyler just got out of rehab, so ya never know.
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The Epic is coming to The City?
It looks too tall to fit under the Verrazano Bridge!
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Okay -- I posted my choice.

There were a lot of Good choices -- hard to choose.
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Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson?

for real- I am more of a country person but I think the best is a singer/group who will really put on a great show and entertain across all ages
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Pink Floyd all the way....
Agreed. Pink FLoyd was the best live performance I have ever seen.
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My personal choice would be Green Day, but I think Taylor Swift has a much broader appeal.
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would like to hear black eyed peas... think that's the name/
"I've got a feeling"..
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