While we'd hope that the majority of you are (safely) turning up to celebrate the New Year, there were a number of you sitting online, watching ABC's annual New Year's Rockin' Eve showcase. Broadcasting live from Times Square in New York City, there are a number of performances going down, and this year included the ultimate diva, Mariah Carey...who seemed to not be here for it.
During her set, things seemed to go awry early. After an awful lip-sync performance of "Auld Lang Syne," it looked like Mariah was startled that the backing track for "Emotion" hit. Then she let it be known to the millions in Times Square and the millions watching at home that she "can't hear" and that they "didn’t have a check for this song, so we’ll just say it went to number one… I’m going to say let the audience sing." Instead of doing what her back-up dancers did, she visibly let it be known that she wasn't here for the performance, smiling through the truly awkward moment.
Mariah Carey is currently the #1 trend after ending 2016 with this disaster of a performance. pic.twitter.com/FDn7maIuyC— Pop Crave (@PopCravings) January 1, 2017
While she said "put these monitors on please," the damage was already done. While she went through the motions during "We Belong Together," Twitter let her have it.
I just watched Mariah Carey's NYE performance and just.... pic.twitter.com/v8tAXWvZM2— ItsCamri! (@Chalalalise) January 1, 2017
2017 goals: I'm going to finish what I start— MistyKnightsTwistOut (@Steph_I_Will) January 1, 2017
13 mins into 2017: https://t.co/FXYqbETQru
Any time one of the greatest voices of my generation lip syncs an angel loses its wings— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 1, 2017
This Mariah Carey performance is truly the perfect representation of what a year 2016 was...— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 1, 2017
Everyone in Times Square was singing Mariah Carey except Mariah Carey. #lipsyncfail2016— Becky Stark (@stark_becky) January 1, 2017
I'm sitting here singing to Mariah Carey while Mariah Carey is pretending to sing to Mariah Carey— Suzanne (@Atomic_MOMb) January 1, 2017
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
mariah carey and ohio state both forgot to show up tonight— riles (@reillyjmc) January 1, 2017
Ohio State should thank Mariah Carey. They no longer have the worst performance of the night.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) January 1, 2017
American Horror Story: Mariah Carey's Performance— Caleb Barron (@calebbarron11) January 1, 2017
With 15 minutes remaining, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey's career— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 1, 2017