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In what can only be described as a “deer in the headlights” moment, singer Mariah Carey managed to completely botch her high-profile Dick Clark‘s Rockin New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square.
Carey 46, appeared aimless as she wandered the stage while mumbling to the crowd all while the backing track to her number 1 hit, Emotions, (complete with vocal embellishment,) played in the background.
In what is being described as a “train wreck performance,” Carey struggled with technical issues that left her completely out-of-sync with her dancers and the prominent lip syncing track – resulting in the pampered singer storming off stage.
The megastar diva was supposed to herald in 2017 and say good riddance to 2016 before the traditional ball drop by performing two hits, Emotions and We Belong Together. Indeed, 2016 has been a checkered year for the star during which she has seen her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer end and started dating her backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka. However, on stage in New York City she appeared unable to hear any backing track, so stopped pretending to sing and put a hand on her hip while the vocal track of her voice carried on without her. Furious with the unfolding disaster in front of millions inside Times Square and watching at home, Carey, who was dressed in a stunning pink bodysuit, began pacing in frustration across the stage. Trying to keep calm, she stopped and told the crowd that despite the performance falling apart at the seams, ‘I’m trying to be a good sport here’. Her backup dancers bravely carried on, but quickly became confused leading Mariah to say, ‘It is what it is. It just don’t get any better’ – at which point she walked off the stage. h/t dailymail
Letting emotion get the better of her, the star also said, ‘I wanted a holiday too. Can’t I just have one?’ Mariah later tried to brush off the huge blunder, writing ‘s*** happens’ in an Instagram post after the set.
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