Irish crooners Westlife hope to see in 2006 by partying with pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON - and plan to use the opportunity to discuss a collaboration.

The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS boyband have been invited to DIANA ROSS' New Year's Eve bash, where they expect to mingle with musical greats including the THRILLER hitmaker.

Band member Nicky Byrne enthuses, "That would be a great way to see in the New Year.

"Diana's having a party that he'll be at this New Year's Eve and hopefully we'll be there.

"Maybe next year we'll work with him, who knows."