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Just before the ball dropped in Times Square on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve last night, Mariah Carey took to the stage for a "live" performance of two of her hits, "Emotions" and "We Belong Together."
But things turned out a bit more 'rocky' than 'rockin.'
Seconds after making her entrance, Carey seem out of sync or having technical problems with the sound.
At first, it appeared that the music was off, and she was supposed to be lip synching. Soon though, Carey almost seemed to give up saying she couldn’t hear.
So the audience was left with La Carey walking the stage as her dancers continued on. At one point, Carey announced that she was just going to let the crowd sing instead as she tried to explain she couldn’t hear.
Along the way, Carey put on her game face trying to just survive the debacle saying, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
When the cringeworthy six minutes were up, Carey exited the stage saying, “Guess it doesn’t get better than this.”
The Hollywood Reporter shares from a backstage source:
The singer had suffered from a tight and difficult rehearsal schedule earlier in the night was unable to hear through her in-ear monitor … She didn’t have the kind of time that she usually gets for her “Mariah-ness.’
Not so sure about all that. When you're making a major, national TV appearance how "tight" can your schedule be?
I think what was more off-putting was Mariah's cavalier attitude throughout the "performance." She didn't seem to attempt any kind of effort to put something out there.
And if she couldn't hear, why were her dancers having no problem being in sync? I'm guessing they could hear something?
I'm not going to crucify Carey, but I will say this: if you get paid millions of dollars to perform before a national TV audience minutes before the New Year, perhaps you could make time to do your due diligence and show up for a 10 minute sound check?
If you can cash the check, do the sound check.
In the end, it's not really very important in the big scheme of things.
A short time after, Mimi tweeted "Shit happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here's to making more headlines in 2017"
Shit happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here's to making more headlines in 2017 😂 pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
Of course, the Twitterverse couldn't wait to chime in:
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle. pic.twitter.com/8179cHu7jA— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 1, 2017
Looks like the Russians hacked Mariah Carey's performance. #MariahCarey— Joshua Watkins (@joshkins95) January 1, 2017
Zero sympathy for #MariahCarey.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 1, 2017
You get paid millions to sing 2 bloody songs & lip-sync? Pathetic. https://t.co/LRiVN0Urw4 #nye2016
The last victim of 2016? #MariahCarey's career. Oh Mariah.— ♥️ Sassy Mouth ♥️ (@SassyMouth2012) January 1, 2017