Ivy Queen Isn't Making New Year's Resolutions: 'I Don't Want It To Be on the Bucket List – I Want to Make It Happen'

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The Queen of Reggaeton and TV personality Dayanara Torres will be part of Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve broadcast from Puerto Rico

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Jose DeVillegas, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Dayanara Torres & Ivy Queen

Dayanara Torres has hosted Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve from Puerto Rico — the first countdown on the broadcast, an hour ahead of New York, and the only Spanish-speaking countdown — once before, so she knows what to expect. In short: A lot of fun.

"You prepare in your mind and you try to do a good job. But the feeling from the crowd, you cannot explain that," she tells PEOPLE. "It's electric. The feedback, the talking back, the screaming — we have slangs that we say, like Wepa! — the singing. People are so, so happy. I just felt hugged by everyone!"

One person in particular she's excited to share the broadcast with? Legendary Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Ivy Queen, who is coming off a huge year that included winning the Icon Award at Billboard's Latin Music Awards and the Premio Lo Nuestro Legado Musical Al Genero Urbano award from Univision.

Ivy Queen promises to be performing all of her biggest hits – as she tells PEOPLE, "a mix of everything that I have done for the past 20 something years, a tiny cocktail for people to remember the biggest anthems" — but don't look for her to reprise her 1997 duet with Torres, "Jerigonza."

"Luckily for her!" Ivy Queen laughs when told Torres swore not to sing on the broadcast, But she, like Torres, is looking forward to spending the night with friends and family while back at home for New Year's.

As Torres explains it, she's not even thinking about the massive global audience for the Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve show — she's just so focused on the crowd in front of her (Puerto Rico joined the broadcast in 2021, but this is the second year live in front of an audience, at San Juan's Distrito T-Mobile, due to COVID restrictions the first year).

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Distrito T-Mobile New Year's Eve

"I don't think I thought about outside. I was just really feeling the moment and enjoying my people, and I think that's why it got me," she said. "You kind of get emotional because it's so much love that you're receiving right there, and so instant."

But Torres is aware that the Puerto Rican broadcast (which will include not only Ivy Queen's performance, but traditional Parranda music as well) sets itself apart from its counterparts in New York and L.A. just because of what the audience brings.

"Everybody that's watching this show, it's learning from us, from our culture, our music, our happiness. We're explaining so many different things that people that were not watching this show would never know about us in Puerto Rico," Torres says. "Also, we're really good dancers. I mean, we're Puerto Ricans!"

So what else should viewers expect? Ivy Queen promises that her performance will bring "opulence ... I put everything [into it] because I know I'm going to go into 2024."

For her part, Torres promises that everyone will be "so happy ... everybody hugging each other at the end, it's incredible."

Though neither is much for resolutions, they both have lots to look forward to in 2024; Torres is excited to travel more when her youngest son (she shares Cristian, 22, and Ryan, 20, with ex Marc Anthony) moves out this fall, and Ivy Queen has a long list of to-dos that include writing a book, creating an album and working on a movie or series based on her life story.

"I will do a little bit of everything that I want because I don't want it in the bucket list anymore," she tells PEOPLE. "I want to make it happen, and to be able to make it happen is about energy."

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As for anyone special they're spending their New Year's Eve with? Torres, who recently told PEOPLE en Español she is enjoying being single, laughs off the suggestion that she'll be kissing someone new at midnight — "I'll kiss my people," she jokes of the crowd — while Ivy Queen is looking forward to being with her family, including daughter Naiovy, 10 (whom she shares with husband Xavier Sánchez) who will be on site to watch her mom perform for the second time.

"My family's here and it's a very special time. ... My daughter has her glitter dress, so there we go," Ivy Queen said, adding that Naiovy only has some sense of what a superstar her mom is.

"She tells the people I'm a princess. 'My mother is a queen bee,' and people just don't know who she referred about until she dropped the name — then people go, like, 'You what?,'" Ivy Queen says. "But in the house I'm just mom."

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024 will air live on ABC Sunday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

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