Mariah Carey’s performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve just before the ball dropped was a major disaster tonight in Times Square.
Carey had been assigned to perform two of her hit songs, “Emotions” and “We Belong Together,” but something clearly went wrong a few seconds into her performance.
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 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,’ a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
Watch the disaster unfold below:
Mariah took to Twitter shortly after her bungled performance, tweeting: “Shit happens ? Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!? Here’s to making more headlines in 2017 ?”
Shit happens ? Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!? Here's to making more headlines in 2017 ? pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
But this tweet just about summed up what we were all thinking:
mariah carey is me in 2016 trying to pretend everything is okay when everyone knows it's not
— clairebear (@clairezuro) January 1, 2017
And now, for the grand finale, 2016 is taking out Mariah Carey live on stage pic.twitter.com/kfBJxXjepB
— The Ostrich (@ALostrich) January 1, 2017