(AllHipHop News) Mariah Carey had a very embarrassing start to 2017 when her performance on America’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2017 show was hit with technical troubles.
The 46-year-old singer headlined the show in New York’s Times Square on Saturday night (December 31)), but it wasn’t one of her best shows.
She clearly lip-synced to her opening song, “Auld Lang Syne,” and she lost her way while singing her own hits Emotion and “We Belong Together” thanks to backing tape issues.
“Well, Happy New Year! We can’t hear!” Mariah said, trying to make the best of a bad situation as she attempted to sing “Emotion.”
“We didn’t have a (sound)check for this song, so we’ll just say it went to number one… Let the audience sing… Put these monitors on please!”
Mariah eventually gave up singing and just danced along to her songs, looking less than happy with her New Year’s Eve let down and stating, “It just doesn’t get any better.”
Ironically, Carey gave the first ever live performance on the Rockin’ Eve show back in 2005.
Mariah’s set mocked by opera star Josh Groban, who tweeted: “Any time one of the greatest voices of my generation lip syncs an angel loses its wings,” while actor Josh Gad suggested Mariah’s set was a comedy show, adding: ” #MariahCarey doing a Second City improv workshop on live TV is giving me life right now.”
One Twitter user added: “Everyone in Times Square was singing Mariah Carey except Mariah Carey. #lipsyncfail2016″, while another added: ”
2016 claimed another one… Mariah Carey’s sound guy”, and a third joked: “The cringe I felt during Mariah Carey’s performance was the height of my 2016.