While this weekend brings the Christmas Holiday to those celebrating, there is another holiday right around the corner. That's right, I'm talking about New Year's Eve. Part of the New Years tradition for many is gathering around the TV for Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve, including the live performances that accompany the ball dropping. Live TV is always a crap shoot, but last year's special was especially cringe worthy, as the legendary Mariah Carey stumbled through a poorly lip synced performances, singing barely a note throughout the melody. This snafu went instantly viral, and now it looks like all eyes will be on Carey once again this year, because she's coming back to New Years Rockin' Eve.
This news comes to us from the singer's personal Twitter. Through a motion photo, Carey announced she will once again be performing in the annual televised special. This will no doubt come to a surprise for many, considering her disastrous go last year, and the fallout that followed in the days afterward. But the singer and her team do seem self-aware of last year's problems, as her Twitter post read "take 2", referencing her botched attempt at ringing in the New Year.
For those who don't remember (and really, how could you forget?), Mariah Carey took the stage during last year's New Years Rockin' Eve to perform a montage of her greatest hits. But some sort of audio mixup happened, and Carey reportedly was unable to hear the music she was meant to sing along to. Unfortunately for her, the background tracks that included some of her signature high notes was playing, revealing that she was planning on lip syncing parts of performance. It was extremely cringe worthy, and the internet went ablaze in reaction to the misstep.
Poor Mariah. Even a year later, the above clip is still just as uncomfortable to get through, and you can feel the singer's anxiety and disappointment. I guess that's the risk one takes performing on live national television.
Obviously this performance set the internet ablaze, making Mariah Carey the first viral pop culture figure of the New Year. In the days following the performance, Carey and her team placed blame on a variety of factors, none of which being the singer herself. Carey's rep alleged that her earpiece wasn't functioning, so Mariah couldn't properly hear the tracks she was supposed to sing to. The rep also maintained that the issue was brought to the attention of production, but the show went live anyway. Carey even claimed that the late Dick Clark would have never allowed the sound issues to occur, once again putting the full blame on the show itself. Dick Clark Productions quickly clapped black, and the drama continued for weeks after New Year's Day.
Mariah Carey also took to Twitter almost immediately after she departed the stage, and sending a self-deprecating tweet about the mess up. And now it looks like she's ready for another opportunity to ring in the New Year with her millions of fans.