Mariah Carey’s NYE Disaster

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Times Square, New Year’s Eve 2017

For years, Mariah Carey has been accused of lip syncing during her supposedly “live” performances and after the 2016 Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve concert, we can officially confirm the lip syncing rumors are true. While attempting to sing an old hit of hers called “Emotions”, Mariah Carey suffered through her New Year’s Eve performance as the backup track forgot the vocals and Mariah was left on stage without a voice. Mariah’s manager Stella Bulochnikov claimed that the shows producers were aware of the malfunction, but still chose to let Mariah perform in order to get ratings. After Bulochnikov’s claim, Dick Clark Productions issued a statement saying “In very rare instances, there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television,” and that the production company “had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance.”

As Mariah’s performance started, she said “We can’t hear” and then proceeded to try singing the song live which did not work out for the Grammy winning pop star who could not hit any of the high notes or remember part of her own song. At one point in her performance, Mariah even tried defending herself saying that she was just “trying to be a good sport.”

Luckily for Mariah, her sense of humor and jokes she made about the malfunction lightened the awkward tension and even encouraged the audience to sing along with her.