If you've been awake at all during the new year, you'll know that the name on everyone's lips is Mariah Carey. Because in the final moments of 2016, the legendary pop singer gave an absolutely disastrous performance for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. After getting through her first number relatively unscathed, Carey proceeded to awkwardly speak through the runtime of her classic "Emotions", and then poorly lip synch to "We Belong Together" before retreating off stage. This debacle absolutely broke the internet, as everyone watching took to their social media accounts to recap WTF happened on national television. And the results were pretty fantastic.
But Josh Gad wasn't the only famous Josh who weighed in on Mariah Carey's performance. Fellow singer Josh Groban also quickly took to Twitter to make a joke at Mariah's expense. His problem was her choice to lip synch during "We Belong Together" and he tweeted the following, although it has since been deleted (via US)
Any time one of the greatest voices of my generation lip syncs an angel loses its wings.
This is a bit of a backhanded compliment, as Josh Groban recognizes Mariah Carey as a significant voice of our generation. She was at one point the best singer around, but things have changed. Groban got a ton of flack for his joke, and has since tweeted an apology.
Of course, most of the celebrity population kept it pretty quiet about Mariah Carey's performance. You never know when you're going to have to work or interact with someone in Hollywood, so it's probably smart to not make enemies out of Mariah. She can be petty.
In fact, Mariah's attitude seems to be part of the reason why the internet went wild over her fiasco. Her famous feud with Jennifer Lopez has been viral for years, with Mariah constantly claiming that she "doesn't know" J. Lo. So when Carey screwed the pooch on live television, tons of people referenced the feud in order to make digs at the diva.
But other iconic memes were used to poke fun at Mariah Carey. Evil Kermit the Frog has been a very popular meme for months, and someone utilized it for Mariah's motivation in the performance. Why didn't she even try singing "Emotions"? Well, Evil Miss Piggy has the answer. And then there are some more simply text responses that uttered me useless with laughter. Check them out.
Overall, the internet was pretty damn hilarious in the wake of Mariah Carey's performance. And with the drama only continuing due to conflicting reports between Mariah and the event's reps, we can expect plenty of memes and gifs as the story continues.
What was your favorite post-Mariah tweet? Sound off in the comments below.