Veteran entertainer Neil Diamond (Rich Lipski/TWP)

Millions of viewers will see Diamond, along with other entertainers announced Wednesday: Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, Shelby Lynne, for starters.

No word yet on what giant helium balloon Diamond might follow but the traditional parade, now in its 85th year, starts at 9 a.m. November 24 on NBC-TV.

The other Kennedy Center Honorees are Barbara Cook, Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. The awards are given the first weekend in December.

Here’s Diamond singing “America.”