Mariah Carey: Worst New Year's Eve Performance Ever?

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If all publicity is good publicity, as the saying goes, then the ratings for the next episode of Mariah's World will be off the proverbial charts.

That's because the legendary singer is getting absolutely roasted on Twitter today, following a humiliating performance in Times Square on New Year's Eve.

Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve

The issues that sent social media into a frenzy kicked off nearly as soon as the Carey took to the stage singing the classic "Auld Lang Syne."

Almost immediately, it became apparent that her backing track didn't match up with what she was singing.


Donning a revealing body suit and surrounded by dancers who were holding feathers, Mariah subsequently launched into her hit "Emotion."

She appeared unable to hear the actual track, however.

After belting a couple of words, the artist told her dancers to walk her down the steps to the front of the stage.

"Well, Happy New Year," she said to the audience, as she seemed to reach for her earpiece.

"We can't hear but I'll just get through 'Emotion.'"

Mariah on NYE

A moment later, though, she basically gave up.

The 46-year-old pop music legend candidly informed those in attendance at the Times Square event that the whole thing was FUBAR. 

"All right, we didn't have a check for this song," she said, referring to sound check, "so we'll just say it went to number one."

Honestly, things just got worse at that point.

At one point, she simply shrugged and said:

"We're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is … I'm gonna let the audience sing. We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby."

"It is what it is."

Carey on NYE

Overall, it was a pretty fitting way to wrap up 2016. In response to the clear hiccups, Carey later Tweeted: "Sh-t happens.'"

Which is true. But this was epic.

Her team attempted to run damage control after the fact, insinuating that Carey's New Year's performance was sabotaged.

Yes, representatives for Carey suggested that Dick Clark Productions caused these malfunctions deliberately for ratings.

While acknowledging that there were mistakes out of Mariah's hands, the production company adamantly denied this.

In any case, this debacle has been the talk of the Internet for the last 36 hours, and if you haven't seen it yet, you'll see why.


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