Mariah Carey's NYE Performance Is A Metaphorical Representation of 2016
Mariah Carey had a very poor end to the year, it's fair to say. All she'll want for next year's Christmas is to forget it ever happened.
During ABC's live telecast on the Times Square stage, she completely fluffed her lines and seemed to forget whatever she was trying to sing/mime, but not before being brought on stage by her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka.
Take a look at the catastrophe here...
Apparently the wrong lip-synced track came on (why is any track lip-synced)? and she repeatedly asked for the monitors to be turned on. I'm not a singer so I don't really know what that means.
At one point, she said: "Trying to be a good sport here," but eventually she appeared flustered and agitated on her two song set, before eventually walking off the stage in a huff.
She also stated: "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. We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is."
Of course, Twitter had its say...
RT @breaking_brad09: Breaking: ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for Mariah Carey's performance #RockinEve #MariahCarey
- CB#19 (@cbrothers19) January 1, 2017
mariah carey is me in 2016 trying to pretend everything is okay when everyone knows it's not
- clairebear (@clairezuro) 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
With 15 minutes remaining before the New Year, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey's career.
- Nic (@nicole_ginzy) January 1, 2017
I'm okay with having Mariah Carey's New Years performance be the first meme of 2017.
- Michi D yo (@Michellexdianax) January 1, 2017
mariah carey's record label after her performance tonight: pic.twitter.com/vqfCeJJg4z
- ㅤ (@explicitlyag) January 1, 2017
Y'all laughing at Mariah Carey but in the end she made more money standing on that stage talking than you'll ever make in your whole life :joy:
- seth bishup (@thesethbishop) January 1, 2017
A great way to round off a shitstorm of a year.
All image credits: PA
Topics: New Year's Eve