Mariah has not had a good year. Her fiance called off their engagement. Her popularity is dwindling. And now this. Yeah, she probably wished she could have said a lot more before storming off stage.
Mariah Carey suffered through a nightmare train wreck performance in Times Square on New Years’s Eve as technical problems left her completely out-of-syc with her lip syncing track – causing her to storm off stage.
The megastar diva was supposed to herald in 2017 and say good riddance to 2016 before the traditional ball drop by performing two hits, Emotions and We Belong Together.
Indeed, 2016 has been a checkered year for the star during which she has seen her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer end and started dating her back-up dancer, Bryan Tanaka.
However, on stage in New York City she appeared unable to hear any backing track, so stopped pretending to sing and put a hand on her hip while the vocal track of her voice carried on without her.
Furious with the unfolding disaster in front of millions inside Times Square and watching at home, Carey, who was dressed in a stunning pink bodysuit, began pacing in frustration across the stage.
Trying to keep calm, she stopped and told the crowd that despite the performance falling apart at the seams, ‘I’m trying to be a good sport here’.
Her backup dancers bravely carried on, but quickly became confused leading Mariah to say, ‘It is what it is. It just don’t get any better’ – at which point she walked off the stage.
Letting emotion get the better of her, the star also said, ‘I wanted a holiday too. Can’t I just have one?’
Mariah later tried to brush off the huge blunder, writing ‘s*** happens’ in an Instagram post after the set
‘We didn’t have a check for this song… we’re missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is. I’m just going to let the audience sing,’ said the singer before her fit of pique.
‘We didn’t have a sound check for this New Year’s baby, it is what it is.’
‘Get these monitors on please.’
At that point, Carey appeared to give up, and went over to one of her dancers and said: ‘just for laughs, do the lift.’ The dancer then lifted Carey’s leg in the air, as she sang a few notes.
‘I wanted a holiday too, can’t I just have one,’ she said as the first song wrapped up.’
After the second song wrapped up, Mariah sarcastically said,’bring the feathers, it just don’t get any better,’ before walking off.
Mariah later tried to brush off the massive blunder, writing ‘s*** happens’ in an Instagram post after the set.