Glen Cove singer to take the Times Square stage on New Year's Eve

Glen Cove native Ana Salvemini has been a backup vocalist for Gloria Gaynor for seven years and now gets to perform at one of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2021, 5:32 PM

Updated 1,196 days ago

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A Long Island resident will be taking the stage at Times Square for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
Glen Cove native Ana Salvemini has been a backup vocalist for Gloria Gaynor for seven years and now gets to perform at one of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations.
"I'm super excited, it's such an amazing opportunity," Salvemini says.
Salvemini and her husband Jimmy, of East Patchogue, are both musicians.
The Long Island couple normally performs at weddings and corporate events, so much of their income has taken a hit during the pandemic.
There will be no live audience as a safety precaution on New Year's Eve, but the Long Island singer and the band will be singing Gaynor's hit "I Will Survive" as a dedication to essential workers.
"I just couldn't think of a better song than 'I Will Survive' to cap off such a year as 2020," Salvemini says.
Salvemini says she'll be treating the New Year's Eve performance as if millions of people were packed on the streets of Manhattan.


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