NEW YORK CITY (NBCU DIRECT) -Tonight The Rockefeller Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time with live and taped performances on NBC from 7-9PM EST on from Rockefeller Plaza.

We talked to some of the big name performers about tonight's show.

Hear what folks like Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Trace Adkins, and Il Volo had to say about performing tonight, their favorite holiday songs, memories, and special wishes for their fans this time of year.

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