There’s a reason why Mariah Carey had the most talked about New Year’s Eve performance on social media. Almost immediately after taking the stage for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Saturday (Dec. 31), Carey’s set began to crumble in front of everyone’s eyes.
After a slightly awkward moment between Mimi and her dancers, technical difficulties officially lampooned the show.
Carey apparently couldn’t hear the music as she went into “Emotions,” and her attempt at discrete lip-synching backfired during, “We Belong Together.”
The 46-year-old singer ended the performance by walking off stage.
That was embarrassing for Mariah Carey😂 pic.twitter.com/HVY3qqNtSr
— Ross McCulloch (@Rossmac212) January 1, 2017
Following the nightmarish show, Carey wrote on Instagram, “Sh*t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
A video posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on
Check below for Twitter reactions.
Mariah Carey was like that one person in a group project who didn’t do any of the work and now has to present the whole project
— Jennifer Sheng (@Jennifer_Sheng) January 1, 2017
I’m choosing to believe Mariah Carey’s performance was an artistic reinterpretation of the 2016 Presidential election.
— Chanda Powell Fowler (@snarkystiletto) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey’s disgusted sign off is a perfect goodbye to 2016 https://t.co/Ig35rXICTk
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 1, 2017
mariah carey is me in 2016 trying to pretend everything is okay when everyone knows it’s not
— clairebear (@clairezuro) January 1, 2017