No matter how sucky you feel today, just know that Mariah Carey is feeling worse.
ICYMI, the diva performed live in Times Square during Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve 2017 — and it was a mess. A complete train wreck that you just couldn’t help but love.
Mariah kicked off her performance with a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne,” but it was quickly apparent that her backing vocal track didn’t match up with her mouth. She then transitioned into her 1991 single “Emotions,” but pretty much just walked around the stage not singing while her dancers did their best to pretend nothing was wrong. Mariah told the audience she was unable to hear the music.
To finish, Mimi poorly lip synced to her hit “We Belong Together,” but knew the jig was up. “This is the album version,” she said, lowering the mic from her face. “It just don’t get any better.”
Live TV, folks! Watch it all below.
Now Mariah’s team is claiming that the performance was sabotaged for ratings and chatter.
“I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working and it was a disastrous production,” Mariah’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, told Us Weekly the day after the hot mess. “I’m certainly not calling the FBI 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 s–t together.”
Let’s be real though — a lot more people are talking about Mariah today than if the performance had gone smoothly. Any publicity is good publicity, right?