Did you watch Mariah Carey’s disastrous appearance on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”? If you haven’t noticed people are talking about it all over social media and the majority of them are mocking the singer.
Mariah Carey appeared to be very frustrated as she struggled to lip-synch to the prerecorded musical tracks. She wound up telling the audience at the Times Square New Year’s festivity that there hadn’t been a sound check for her hit song “Emotions,” she lamented that “we’re missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is.”
The following song, “We Belong Together,” didn’t go any better for her. Occasionally, she lowered the mike from her mouth and the music, vocals and all, continued playing, making it clear she was lip-synching.
“Unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances,” Carey spokeswoman Nicole Perna said Sunday.
Carey later tweeted about the night, beginning with a brief profanity, throwing in a few sad emojis and closing with, “Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
On Twitter, commentators called the debacle a fitting end to a traumatic year for the music industry, marked by the deaths of Prince, David Bowie and George Michael among others. One tweeter, referring to the 2016 presidential campaign, joked that Carey’s show had been hacked by the Russians.
Perhaps, next year they will actually have performers sing live like we expect them to do in the first place.