We really should have known, people.
We should have known a year ago at this time that 2017 would be a debacle, considering the way it kicked off:
With a Mariah Carey performance from Times Square that was, to put it simply and bluntly, the worst thing we had ever seen or heard.
We're very sorry to remind you of what transpired, but refresh your memory of the debacle below:
The sound was off. Mariah clearly didn't know the words. It was a mess.
Carey proceeded to blame anyone but herself for what happened, but after seemingly hiding from her transgression and not taking responsibility for her total failure... the legendary singer went out and faced the music last night.
She took to the Times Square stage once again on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
This time around, Twitter did not react with laughter and vitriol.
The artist performed two songs and remembered the lyrics to both.
The iconic diva wowed with an impressive medley of "Vision of Love" and "Hero" and even made a quip at her own expense, telling the audience that the night was a "disaster" because she didn't have her hot tea.
"I'm just going to take a sip of tea, if they'll let me," Carey said, turning away from the crowd and adding:
"They told me there would be tea. Oh, it's a disaster. OK, well, we'll just have to rough it. I'm going to be just like everybody else.
"There'll be no hot tea."
Indeed, it was FREEZING in New York City.
Was Mariah's performance red hot?
Not really. She definitely lost a bit from her prime.
But the bar was set so low to conclude 2016 that as long as Carey didn't trip 12 times on stage, she was likely to clear it.
When the cameras stopped, sources tell Billboard that Carey was all smiles and gushed “I love you” back to her adoring fans.
Check out the quasi triumphant return below: