In front of thousands of people at Times Square New York and millions of people watching at home, singer Mariah Carey had a disastrous performance at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2017.
After obviously lip syncing to the classic “Aude Lang Syne,” she went on to perform her 1991 hit “Emotions” but the diva encountered technical problems. At the start of the performance, she was forced to pause and told the audience:
“Well, Happy New Year! We can’t hear, but I’ll just get through the moment.”
Before eventually asking the audience to sing she added:
“We didn’t have a check for this song, so we’ll just say it went to number-one, and that’s what it is, okay?”
before eventually asking the audience to sing.
She later on blamed Dick Clark Productions, which produces the annual event, for the vocal track malfunction. According to Carey’s spokesman Nicole Perna, the production set her up to fail. She claimed that Carey’s ear piece wasn’t working but she was sent to perform without the production team and stage managers fixing it.
However, Dick Clark Productions released a statement that it would never intentionally compromise the success of any artist.
Would we expect more of these types of performances this 2017? Let’s wait and see.
Meanwhile, here’s a video of the incident:
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