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WATCH: Mariah Carey’s Disaster Performance on New Year’s Eve 2017

Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated performance at Times Square was a major disaster tonight as she performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve just before the ball dropped. At first, it appeared that the music was off and clearly she was supposed to be lip synching. Soon into the song, Mariah Carey almost seemed to go on strike, saying she couldn’t hear. Her dancers continued to carry on with their performances while she walked around on stage, only slightly going through the motions. Carey then said that she was just going to let the crowd sing instead as she tried to explain that the vocal track was missing and she couldn’t hear.


A source told The Hollywood Reporter that:

The singer had suffered from a tight and difficult rehearsal schedule earlier in the night was unable to hear through her in-ear monitor … She didn’t have the kind of time that she usually gets for her “Mariah-ness.’

The music continued to play, with certain parts featuring pre-recorded vocals of hers. Carey clearly gave up on the performance early on and, when the song ended, there was still one more to be performed.

The last song went slightly better, but Carey clearly was not pleased, saying, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”

Once the songs ended, Carey left the stage, with one last statement, which seemed sarcastic in saying, “Guess it doesn’t get better than this.”


After the very rocky performance, show host Ryan Seacrest stated with little enthusiasm that, “No matter what Mariah does, the crowd loves it.”

We’re guessing that Mariah Carey may not return to Times Square on New Year’s Eve for a while. Her response to her disaster moment on stage was in a tweet posted later on, saying:

Shit happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.

Check out the tweet below.

In addition to Carey’s statements on social media, the NY Times has reported that Carey’s manager has blamed producers for the performance mishap and claims “sabotage.” Carey’s manager Stella Bulochnikov told Us Weekly:

I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mike pack was not working and it was a disastrous production. I’m certainly not calling the F.B.I. to investigate. It is what it is: New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Mariah did them a favor. She was the biggest star there, and they did not have their” act together.

In response to the claims, Robert Goldstein of Maryland Sound International stated:

Every monitor and in-ear device worked perfectly. I can’t comment beyond that and don’t know what her nontechnical issue may have been.

In addition, Dick Clark Productions released this statement:

As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.

After Mariah Carey’s cringe-worthy performance, Twitter was flooded with comments about the “diva moment” and “epic fail.” Read some of the tweets below.


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191 comments

    • Thank God we’re now into 2017 and Donald Trump will be president. I don’t think I could take anymore celebrities’ or Obama BS.

      Real Americans have spoken. We want our country back. Our jobs were being sent to Mexico and China. Our taxes were being spent on illegals, refugees, and welfare leaches.

      My healthcare is too expensive ($800/month for my family). Time to step away from socialism and let the capitalism work. My car insurance is just $25 per month (Insurance Panda) and my internet is just $30/month from RNC. Let the free market handle health insurance!

      Hillary will look good wearing prion orange rather that those 15k white suits.

      • You are exactly the type of person whom he has no intention of helping. He is motivated by personal greed and has no sense of benevolence, fairness or altruism.

  1. At least she owned it in the end. I’ll give her that. If she would have stormed off the stage and blame everyone else, then I would agree that her career is over, but she didn’t. Shit happens.

      • Lip syncing is common when there is a lot of dancing involved. They are singers and performers yes but the demands to do both make it an impossibility. It did not look like a lot of dancing but she does not look like she is in physical shape to do both at the same time. It’s not as easy as it looks and then you have to deal with vocals in the cold weather. It does affect range. Just a perspective so don’t read too deep into it.

        • Mariah does NOT dance and never has. She pays men to dance and uses them to maneuver her sausage-like body around. If she isn’t in shape or capable of singing properly, she shouldn’t have taken the gig and left it for someone who could have pulled it off.

          • She is still a beautiful woman,so much so that no man would say no to,and still a great singer,so she hit a glitch on stage,so what this has happened a thousand times to the best ones out there,shut up already.

            • Pretty? Yes. A great singer? Absolutely NOT! Mariah now IS NOT the Mariah from earlier years. She is rich and yes, no man would say “no” to. She spends her money well with plastic surgeries, injections, lips, Botox. Her botched performance shows she is not as good as she used to be. She couldn’t even sing her own songs. Claims she couldn’t hear is a lame excuse. Strange that her dancers didn’t miss a beat which means they could hear the music. She has performed those songs hundreds of times, so she should know the lyrics in her sleep. Really sad and embarassing. Her nerves probably got the best of her. Just SING Mariah!!!

      • If not doing the job you were paid for is “handling it” and blaming others is “owning it”, then yeah, mad respect and credit for this whiny has-been.

  2. What a pathetic joke that was. Yet another overpaid, overhyped and talentless hack, who for some inexplicable reason people continue to fawn over. It’s time to give an opportunity to someone deserving of the spot. Someone who can actually sing.

    • While I agree that she is overhyped and probably overpaid, she is DEFINITELY not talentless. She has an incredible voice but nasty attitude. There really isn’t an excuse for this performance. Even Ashlee Simpson tried harder on SNL. Mariah is a veteran in this game and should be able to roll with it much, much better than this.

  3. She’s probably on drugs…

    Happy New Year to all of my fellow Deplorables! 19 more days and counting…

    Real Americans have spoken. We want our country back. Our jobs were being sent to Mexico and China. Our taxes were being spent on illegals, refugees, and welfare leaches.

    My healthcare is too expensive ($800/month for my family). Time to step away from socialism and let the capitalism work. My car insurance is just $25 per month (Insurance Panda) and my internet is just $30/month from RNC. Let the free market handle health insurance!

    Hillary will look good wearing prion orange rather that those 15k white suits.

    • Only the racist idiots that birthed you understand what you’re trying to say maybe you should get involved in politics the president isn’t what decides your internet and car insurance and taxes those are controlled by smaller state to state votes have fun spending more money and realizing your fear took over your ability to see reason and compassion

    • I always wonder why ALL of Trump’s supporters consider themselves as a part of the “virtually half” that were described as “deplorable” by Hillary Clinton. I mean, if I heard her say that, and I were a Trump supporter, I’d want to say, “Yeah, some of these guys are a bit….racist/sexist/rude/mean/uneducated/angry/mean/loud.violent….(whatever) BUT the rest of us have valid concerns that are not racist or sexist or based in fear or hatred….I’d HOPE you’d be able to say that. But virtually ALL of the Trumpiteers include themselves in the basket. So, in essence, ya’ll are fine with all those above-mentioned “isms, hatred and fear-inducing tactics being exploited on your behalf. The claiming of the title “deplorable” just proves that ya’ll really are.

    • If she is on drugs, she is another American who is hooked on drugs just like the millions of other Americans just look you. Drug abuse and drug overdose deaths are now at epidemic levels in the suburbs, and in rural America. Whites have seen the biggest increase in drug use and drug abuse. Btw the overwhelming amount of money paid to people on welfare goes to White American families who are poor. Those dollars with few exceptions do not go to refugees, or undocumented immigrants. The latter actually support welfare programs with their tax dollars. The undocumented pay billions in taxes for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. In return they get nothing back. They pay fuel taxes at the same rate as you do, they pay sales taxes, they pay property taxes. They purchase goods and services the same as you do. The none partisan Institute on Taxation (ITEP) based state and local tax analysis conclude that the undocumented contributed about $12 Billion to our economy annually, which includes nearly $7 billion in sales and excise taxes, and $3.6 Billion in property taxes. Every time you shop at the grocery store you fill your basket with food the undocumented had a hand in bringing to you. When you eat at home or out you’re enjoying the fruits of their labor at the lowest prices on earth. The largest employers of the undocumented are people just like you. You enjoy the low prices their labor bring to you; however, in turn you castigate them.
      In TX for example they are 9% of the workforce. Do you really think Republican politicians in TX and in Congress don’t know that? Of course they do. A billion dollars in trade crosses the border daily, the population of the US, more than 300 million people go back and forth across the US/Mexican border.

      As for Mexico it is the 2d largest destination of US goods and services. US exports to Mexico exceed US Exports to Japan and China combined. Mexico is our 3rd largest trading partner. In fact more than 6 million good paying jobs depend on trade with Mexico. Is yours one of them? All of this began with NAFTA, which incidentally did not do all the negative things Trump said, nor did it do all the positive things that others said it would do. However it has produced an unexpected positive result. First it pulled Mexico closer the US, second it began a march forward towards a Mexican Middle Class, 3rd it has created a huge appetite for American products. For example, a sizable number of the smallest American cars assembled in Mexico are being sold in Mexico, that upward trend will continue. If you strip out oil, the US actually enjoys a positive trade balance with Mexico? Only a fool would want to engage in a trade war with Mexico. Such a war would economically damage both countries.

      As for health care without knowing your situation it’s difficult to comment. However we do know this.

      Most Americans get their health care from their employer. In 2016 that cost was $25,000 for the average American family. Every penny of that was subsidized by the federal government. In the system you’re crowing about not a penny would be subsidized. If the employer paid the typical 57% of that, the average family paid $895 a month for health care, so you’re below what the average family pays. That average is for a family of 4 with a PPO policy. What does this mean? Since 2001 the cost of health care has tripled. However, after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you probably call it Obama Care, was passed the rate of increase of health care costs slowed. 2016 was actually a record low in cost increases. What makes you think that Trump or the Republicans have a plan to provide the same health care policy to your family at a lower cost? If they gave you what you want, a free market health care system the $800 you pay would dramatically increase. Why? Because that $25,000 would be added to your income. Without the current government subsidy your income taxes would go up.

      Employer sponsored health insurance is how most people get their health care. They cover 155 million employees and family members. 77 million people are covered my Medicaid, 57 million are covered by Medicare, while 12 million are covered by the private market on state or federal government run health exchanges. Several million more get health insurance outside the exchanges.
      Here’s something you had better think about. 80% of heath care costs come from from just 20% of the population. Consequently if you repeal the ACA, which would end the insurance mandate, the cost of health care would increase for your family. I’m betting you didn’t think about any of this. Are you or a family member in that 20%? If not can you guarantee none of your family members will be in that 20% in 2017? Of course you can’t.

      When the US had a free market health care system, we were a largely agrarian nation. Healthcare was primitive compared to healthcare today. Do you really want to return to a system where the overwhelming number of Americans had no healthcare insurance? A world where life saving drugs didn’t exist? When life expectancy was not near where it is today? Do you want to repeal the ACA and go back to 50 million uninsured? When medical bills were the most frequent cost of bankruptcy?

      As for auto insurance, you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. Auto insurance is not sold in a free market system, because the state forces you to buy auto insurance or pay a penalty or in some states bar one from operating a motor vehicle. I just scrolled through the annual cost of auto insurance by state. Not one state showed an average monthly cost of $25 dollars a month. So either you’re lying or you have crap for auto insurance. Ohio at $77 a month was the lowest. If no state required auto insurance your $25 a month which probably covers next to nothing would increase. You have been hoodwinked if you think Trump and his billionaire buds are going to change a thing in your favor.

    • By the way when did you own America? When did any President or any political party own America. When did you fight to defend America? For that matter when did Trump, or anyone is his family do so? I don’t know about you, but I do know about Trump his family. Trump is a yellow belly coward who had his father save him from the draft. The so-called best athlete in college by his own admission was suddenly 4F when his college deferments ended. Suddenly he had a foot problem. Typically as cowards do, and as Trump has done his entire life, he lied about why he was not drafted. Not Trump, nor his sons or daughters, nor his father or grandfather served and fought in any US conflict. You know? When the name was Drumpf and they were Germans the coward streak in that family held. In fact Trump’s grandfather was thrown out of Germany because like all Trump’s they are better than the suckers, as they see them, who actually serve their country.

      1 sec after noon on 20 Jan you won’t own anything more than you own today. You won’t make a penny more than you make now.

      More importantly you won’t own anymore than I do or my family own. So no you’re not getting anything back. You won’t have any more political power than I do. If you believed everything Trump said that’s on you.

      One thing I do know is this, despite your glee and excitement Hillary Clinton will not spend a day in jail, nor will she be charged with and found guilty of anything. If we lived in a banana Republic or a dictatorship, which apparently you must like, she would be jailed because in countries with thugs and strongmen as leaders that’s what they do.

      Hillary Clinton will be just fine, she will continue to be wealthier than you. Her daughter and granddaughter will continue to live a better life than you and your family. Her granddaughter will go to better schools than your offspring. If life is a marathon, Hillary’s granddaughter starts her marathon maybe 2 meters from the finish line. Where will yours start?

      The paradox for you and your hate of Clinton is that Trump’s economic policies will benefit her and her family more than they will benefit you and your family. That much we know.

      As for anything else we’ll have to wait and see. I suggest you take off your blinders and dark shades and look at the country as it is really is, and look at Trump as he really is. Tweets might entertain some but you can’t run the country with Tweets. Finally, are you looking forward to Trump’s secret plan to defeat ISIS in a week, so he said? Hopefully you didn’t believe that baloney did you?

    • Trump is a very rich man and everyone around him , stop dreaming Trump is not going to save any job or bring any jobs back. Is so sad Americans like you thinks trump is your savior, Trump will only make him self richer and the people around him . Open your eyes is not about white or black at the end of the day poor people of America will still be where they started from after Trump finished making him self and his family richer, don’t you see how he kisses up to the Russian, he will keep on kissing up to the Russian until he finished paying his debut to the Russian money he borrowed which he never pay off . Keep your eyes open and watch, what happened to all that though talk in the campaign, building a wall fighting isis so on and on , now he is a different person he spend more time protecting Russian and defending Russian this is just the beginning, open your eyes I watched is not about black or white at the end of the day you keep pay more insurance and everything else. At the end poor people will be poorer and Trump and his family will get richer.

    • Trump is a very rich man and everyone around him , stop dreaming Trump is not going to save any job or bring any jobs back. Is so sad Americans like you thinks trump is your savior, Trump will only make him self richer and the people around him . Open your eyes is not about white or black at the end of the day poor people of America will still be where they started from after Trump finished making him self and his family richer, don’t you see how he kisses up to the Russian, he will keep on kissing up to the Russian until he finished paying his debut to the Russian money he borrowed which he never pay off . Keep your eyes open and watch, what happened to all that though talk in the campaign, building a wall fighting isis so on and on , now he is a different person he spend more time protecting Russian and defending Russian this is just the beginning, open your eyes I watched is not about black or white at the end of the day you keep pay more insurance and everything else. At the end poor people will be poorer and Trump and his family will get richer. Ccla

      • What makes you such an expert? You can’t even get the tense of the verbs right. Learn English before you become an expert on the United States. By-the-way, the great black hope plunged this country into deeper recession The job growth was stagnant. Home ownership dropped below 50% for the first time in over 50 years. Millions more became chronically unemployed, and millions more went on on welfare. Thank you for the change Obama. Where was the hope you promised? It will be a long time, if ever, before I vote for a democrat again.

        • You truly need to read the stats…you just quoted our economic outlook when Bush was president. Obama has increased all of our economics….not sure where you got your information; but, I’m sure you were completely incorrect.

    • Oh Kelly poor Kelly… the Natives want their country back and you stole it from them…. the jobs went to Mexico and GHINA because you want to shop at Wallmart. I understand healthcare and thousands of Americans die every year because they can’t afford health care…. Capitalism does work… thats why Donald makes his products in China… lotsa luck….

  4. She should have known her material so that she didn’t need teleprompters. Good grief, she’s supposed to be a professional! It was too horrible to watch the whole thing, switched stations after she quit lip-synching the one song and was just walking around. Gawd! What a mess.

  5. Maybe..Just Maybe if these so called STARS had any real talent they wouldn’t have to fool people with lip syncing and prerecorded tracks. They would not have to rely on technology to get through a performance. They would be able to do the show without auto tune devices, voice harmonizers, and al, these other sneaky tricks that these use to fool the public into thinking that their voice really sounds like that .How come bands real bands and entertainers don’t need all this help with their voice, guitar playing, drumming, and prerecorded tracks to pull off their show? Ooh Yea, that’s because they actually have talent! Wake up People! Stop Feeding these Phonies!

  6. It’s not the fact that she had technical difficulties. I understand that. It’s the fact that she was planning to lip sync from the very beginning that I think is disgraceful! There are thousands of talented no name performers out there who would love to of had the chance to perform in front of all those people and they would have sang their hearts out! The crowd should have booed her!!

  7. Why didn’t she make a motion to kill the track and sing the shit outta it acapella? She has the natural talent. It’s just been deeply hidden under her presona for so long. She was way better in the early days of her career. Personal opinion.

  8. AND THIS IS WHAT THEY ALL DO… LIP SYNC … WHAT A PHONEY… ALL OF THEM… AND LOOK AT HER WALKING AROUND STAGE HALF NAKED WHO THE HELL WANTS TO SEE THAT… GET SOME FECKEN CLOTHES ON… FFS!!!

  9. So what’s to practice ? The woman couldn’t just SING her own song when the monitors went off ? Such a powerful voice…and no brains….sad.

  10. Think she toasted the new year alot eariler that most of us. I still love her. Sometimes ppl forget that entertainers are just the same as us, only richer!

  11. I’m certain everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for my review of New Year’s Eve in Times Square last night. I love tradition and I have not missed watching the ball descend the Times Tower, Allied Chemical Building, and #1 Times Square since 1951. Back in the 50s, 60,s 70,s and 80, there were far more people in Times Square than today, even though the lying media claims last night was the biggest crowd ever with almost two million people attending. What a bunch of poop! The biggest crowd (when they let the people totally fill the square) was just over 500,000. Back in the day, the stark white ball playing against the dramatic black sky gave people chills. Hundreds of thousands came in person and millions watched on TV to see just that; the ball! Now, the media has taken over the event to the degree that what THEY produce totally overshadows the ball itself. Now the ball flashes and blinks and looks like every other piece of electronics including my granddaughter’s shows. Even worse, the media can not hold that camera on the ball for more than three seconds. When they do show it, it’s usually a tight closeup so you don’t even see the dramatic drop. About ten seconds before midnight the cameras went off the ball to a shot of the crowd, and flashed back to the ball with no time to focus before 2017 lit up. Then the crowd, all wearing the same hats and holding the same balloons were back on camera. Regarding the entertainment ….. don’t get me started. WHERE ARE THE ADULTS? If you are going to roll out a bunch of “stars” and have them pantomime to recorded music and lipsync the lyrics, you may as well put on a friggin’ puppet show! Otherwise I loved it.

  12. I’ve been in the singing business for years (over 50 years) and I’ve had technical failures, but I never let that stop me. One time I was on a flat bed truck and I was using someone else’s sound system and mike and the whole system shut down. We all sat on the edge of the flat bed and sang with out the sound system. The drummer just hit his two sticks together to keep the beat, and the rest of us used our acoustic guitars. It was a real hoot. The audience loved it. Some of the audience even sang with us. After about three numbers, they got the sound system working again and we just continued our show.

  13. Congrats to Rhonda Rousey for stepping in the ring. Thanks for getting the women in UFC noticed and acknowledged. You shouldn’t feel like a failure or suicidal. F— the internet bullies. Live your retirement happy and your legacy will live on.

  14. She said several times she couldn’t hear herself. Ask them openly to turn on her monitors. With all that noise on stage as a performer, she probably couldn’t hear shit. I’m certain she was paid in a contract to sing with the backing tracks. Honestly, the fault is not hers. Look to the AV team and sound people. Everyone wants to attack what they see on stage and not what is behind the scenes. #paynoattentiontothemanbehindthecurtain

  15. Terrible performance, fat bitch looks like a pig and her interview, dumb as a box of rocks. It was about George Michaels, not you.

  16. Never ever liked Mariah Carey I think she sounds constipated or like she’s in dying pain when she screams through her supposed vocal range. She looks like a sausage stuffed into that outfit actually more like a retired Vegas showgirl or extra /, cover up those thighs. Why didn’t they just get Stevie Nicks to do it and perform stand back and Edge of Seventeen hello The Edge of Seventeen?

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  18. I’m not a fan of hers. but what’s the big deal? Every modern “artist” lip syncs, and she’s right, “shit happens”. She handled it as best she could. People need to stop pretending their perfection is reason to ridicule others.