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Mariah Carey's performance during 'Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest' went horrible wrong today. What started the mess of a show, was the vocal track malfunctioned and revealed Carey's lip syncing. That is one of the biggest no no's in the live performance realm. NEVER reveal that you are lip syncing. It just looks... bad. The malfunction happened just as the singer was preparing to sing "Emotions".
Carey said, “I’m trying to be a good sport here,” as she stopped performing to think on what to do next. Although she was quite visibly frustrated, she tried to explain to the crowd that her vocal track was malfunctioning, and she couldn't hear. I'm not quite sure what that means, but I've never performed live. Sounds a bit strange to me, though. Shouldn't the artist only use the "vocal track" as a backup? And not rely on it as the main source for the audience. Isn't that the whole point of a "live performance"?
After the first debacle, she attempted to sing "We Belong Together". Though pretty much the same same happened again. It ended with Carey pacing back and forth on stage, and refusing to go on due to earpiece issues.
A source said, "She didn't have the kind of time that she usually gets for her “Mariah-ness."
Yeah... I'm not buying that "mariah-ness" stuff. The singer has a significant history of being a diva. And not in the lovable way. In the almost too much arrogance to handle, kind of way.
The funniest part of this entire mess, was the comments that quickly followed the performance on Twitter. My personal favorite being:
"With 15 minutes remaining, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey's career"