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Mariah Carey’s new year got off to a terrible start as the singer was the victim of a series of technical malfunctions during her performance on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
Carey took the stage in New York City’s Times Square to sing a medley of hits. But seconds into her performance of “Auld Lang Syne,” it became clear that Carey’s lips were not in sync with the vocals heard on the live broadcast.
The singer addressed the issue after transitioning to her hit “Emotions”: “We didn’t have a check for this song...
we’re missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is. I’m just going to let the audience sing. We didn’t have a sound check for this New Year’s baby, it is what it is.”
She told the crowd: “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
Then as the next number, “We Belong Together,” began to play, Carey tried to sing along but was a little out of sync with the backing track.
She soon gave up on that song too, telling her dancers to “bring the feathers” as the tune ended.
“It just don’t get any better,” she said before walking off stage.
Viewers immediately took to social media calling her career 2016’s final victim.
Despite the backlash from viewers, host of the show Ryan Seacrest also shrugged off the performance after the camera cut to him when Mariah left the stage. “Mariah Carey there on our stage.
No matter what Mariah does, the crowd absolutely loves it,” Seacrest said.
Mariah shrugged off the disastrous performance with a post on Twitter, saying “sh#t happens” and “Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”