What in the world happened to Mariah Carey during her New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square? Who is to blame? And will she ever be the same? We need answers!
During the multi-Grammy Award winner’s set during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in New York City, the pop star suffered a series of malfunctions that has officially become the talk of 2017. Talk about ringing in the new year on a low note … literally.
The first mishap occurred while the mother of two started to sing her hit track, “Emotions.” Off the top, it became very clear that she was lip syncing when you hear the 46-year-old tell her backup dancers, “Just walk me down” while the track played over the top.
It continued to go downhill when the track kept playing and Carey wasn’t singing a darn word. Oops. “We can’t hear,” she then said while attempting to keep up with the audio.
Folks, it didn’t end there.
Carey oddly just stood on stage like a deer in headlights while her dancers danced in circles. “We’re missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is,” she said at one point. “Let the audience sing.”
She added, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
And as if the “Emotions” meltdown wasn’t enough, Mariah’s downfall of a performance continued into “We Belong Together.” At one point during the classic song, the performer completely stopped making any attempt to sing.
“It just don’t get any better,” she said before walking off stage. Yikes.
Following the uncomfortable performance, Nick Cannon’s ex-wife posted an “oh well” GIF on Instagram with the caption: “Sh*t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
It’s still unclear what exactly went wrong, but the event representative, Nicole Perna, tells the Associated Press that “unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances.”
According to reports, there was some kind of altercation earlier in the day with Carey’s team and the audio producer, who apparently has worked the event for several years. “Every monitor and in-ear device worked perfectly,” Robert Goldstein said in a statement. “ I can’t comment beyond that and don’t know what her nontechnical issue may have been.”
Watch the wildly awkward performance below.
Hot Or Bothered: Fashion At The 2017 American Music Awards
The night music fans have been waiting for is finally here! The 45th American Music Awards went down right Sunday night at Microsoft Theater in L.A. and a host of your favorite stars hit the red carpet in some looks that were hot and some that had us bothered … let’s start with the hot!
The evening’s host Tracee Ellis Ross sparkled and shined in this burgundy sequined Stella McCartney gown. We’re sure her mother Diana Ross inspired this look.
Meanwhile her sister-in-law Ashlee Simpson Ross dazzled in a sparkly number by Christian Siriano.
And of, the evening’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner and honoree – Diana Ross proved why she’s a music and fashion icon in this black gown and hat.
Selena Gomez showed off her killer bod wearing a Coach leather minidress and brand new platinum hair.
Also killing it in an LBD – that’s leather black dress, was Ciara wearing Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture. Ok Ciara!
Demi Lovato looked like a goddess in this black sheer strapless gown by Ester Abner.
And, Kelly Rowland gave us grecian vibes in this velvet gown with embellished bodice.
But the look that stole the show DJ Khaled’s son Asahd, looking super adorable in his tiny black suit and Gucci loafers that cost a whopping $275. That’s what we call winning at 1 year old.
But someone whose look was not winning … Nick Cannon. We’re not sure why he was dressed like a Bratz doll, but he needs to stop.
Sadly we also have to request that whoever dressed Pink in this awful tulle Monique Lhuillier dress be fired immediately. Sorry we love you Pink but this dress was a hot damn mess.
(Photos courtesy of J. Merritt/Getty Images)
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