The new year was welcomed into New York by the mega star Mariah Carey with an unexpectedly awful performance.
The show, which was broadcast to millions on live TV showed the car crash performance in which the singer could clearly be seen lip syncing.
It appears that 46-year-old was having a few technical difficulties during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, which went out on the ABC Network.
It all got so bad that at one point in the show, she just seemed to give up singing her song Emotions, letting the audience finish it for her.
This was the bit most people have been talking about. It seems her dancers were about to lift her up but she told them not to bother.
And now, for the grand finale, 2016 is taking out Mariah Carey live on stage pic.twitter.com/kfBJxXjepB
— The Ostrich (@ALostrich) January 1, 2017
And in this bit she totally cocks up the lip syncing. It seems the wrong backing track is being played out and she can’t work out which bits to sing to.
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle. pic.twitter.com/8179cHu7jA
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 1, 2017
Twitter is of course on fire…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 1, 2017
I tried to sing along to Mariah Carey but even Mariah Carey can't sing along to Mariah Carey
— amber g (@Ambergeckle) January 1, 2017
I think Russia hacked Mariah Carey's microphone. Knock it off Putin, you're taking it a bit too far…
— Mike Melliza (@TheMelliz) January 1, 2017
No matter how hungover you feel tomorrow just know Mariah Carey feels worse .
— Evangeline Demuro (@EvaDeMuro) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey: I should practice for the preformance.
Mariah Carey to Mariah Carey: Nah just wing it pic.twitter.com/SsRMXdjiCt
— Josh (@JoshKrispy) January 1, 2017
Mariah Tweeted this after the performance.
Shit happens ? Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!? Here's to making more headlines in 2017 ? pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
She finishes with the words “it just don’t get any better!”
Here is the full clip for your amusement.