Mariah Carey is use to being the center of entertainment news, often with praise for her powerful vocals. Once again, on New Year’s Eve she made headlines for her vocals. However this time, it was for the vocals that were not sung.
The annual production of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve titled Mariah Carey as their headline performer, and according to Eonline, the performance was suppose to set 2017 as “Mariah’s come-back year”.
However, Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated live performance became a disaster when the singer’s lip syncing vocals failed to play on cue and instead left Carey awkwardly roaming the stage making few comments such as “Well,happy new year. We can’t hear.”
Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, claimed it was due to technical difficulties and blamed the incident on Dick Clark producers because they were “aware the ear pieces weren’t working”.
“We let them know again, and they just kept counting her down and reassuring her that they will work as soon as they go live”, Bulochnikov revealed to Eonline.
Carey also agreed the producers were to blame, saying “they foiled” them and stated in a recording posted on her Twitter accountant that “it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me”.
Although Carey’s team asked the producers to cancel the West Coast airing, T.V. Executive Michael Schimmel told Bulochnikov they “can’t do that”.
According to People Magazine, Dick Clark Productions has since released a statement, referring to Carey’s claims as “outrageous” and “absurd”, declining their accused acknowledgment of an earpiece interference.
Despite the live performance not going as planned, some viewers who watched it live didn’t give it a second thought,
“I actually forgot about it,” Solange Clarke, a Helix junior, admits.
“I thought it was unfortunate,” Clarke recalled as she remembered back to watching the performance live, “but I think all people in the music industry make mistakes.”
Jaize Holt, a Junior who also viewed it live said although she felt bad watching it, she thought it was “more entertaining than if she would have actually sang”.
“I laughed, it was so funny,” Holt exclaimed, “it was sad though”.
Soon after the performance aired in the West Coast, Carey took to Twitter tweeting stuff “happens” and “here’s to making more headlines in 2017”.
It seems Mariah Carey never ceases to disappoint in making headline news.