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If Mariah Carey had a vision of anything on the night of New Year's Eve, it most certainly wasn't love. The entertainer and current reality show star experienced technical difficulties during her performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which gave all involved quite a fiasco to kick off the new year with. Now that the week is half over, the diva has a few more words that go beyond her initial shrugging-it-off social media post.
All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business. I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time.
"Mortified" sounds a bit more like the personal feelings one would assume anyone in that situation would be consumed with. That isn't to poke fun at Mariah Carey in the least, as no one in the world should be expected to walk away from that experience untouched and with a rounded peace of mind, especially in the age of social media. She remained professional in how she spoke of the situation with EW, and still got her point across that she wasn't blowing it all off. Nothing says sonic boom burn like "That's not how the deceased legend who created this program would have done it." That one smarts.
There hasn't been any clear culprit for why things went wrong during the performance, though there were accusations. The star's rep blamed it on Dick Clark Productions, while the company's rep called that claim absurd. Mariah Carey came out for "Emotions" and was almost immediately sidelined by not being able to hear her backing tracks through her earpiece, and when the issue appeared to be resolved during the next song, she soon revealed she was lip syncing. A mess on all fronts, but hardly the first technical snafu in history.
It doesn't sound like any of it will keep Mariah Carey away from similar opportunities in the future, which should come as a welcome bit of info to her fans. Here's what she had to say on that front.
It's not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.
You hear that, producers who are keen to ask Mariah Carey to perform for a live event? It won't be the time to mess around. (If it's announced the NFL is looking to get her for the Super Bowl halftime show, though, I'm buying everybody's popcorn.) You can catch the diva on her E! series Mariah's World every Sunday night. And hit up our midseason premiere schedule to see what 2017 has to offer on the small screen.