Perhaps no one is more ready for 2017 than Mariah Carey.
The pop music diva didn’t exactly shine Saturday night during her final 2016 live TV performance. On ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’
Apparently, the singer could not hear herself — or possibly anything — in the on-stage monitors. The rest of the world could sure hear the music and backing track for her hit single, “Emotions,” however — including all those pre-recorded high notes.
While Carey’s back-up dancers kept doing their thing, the vocalist pretty much walked around the stage, repeatedly asking a technician to turn her speakers on. At one point she told the crowd, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
The 46-year-old invited those in midtown Manhattan to do the singing for her, concluding, “This was … amazing.”
Watch the disaster unfold:
wow mariah carey is so talented she can have a conversation with her dancers while she's hitting high notes ???????????? pic.twitter.com/Oa5rDygFzu
— taylor hill (@morganextdoor) January 1, 2017
Carey later tweeted, “S— happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
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
If we look at the performance in purely existential terms, it may serve as an appropriate send-off to a year that ended on quite a few low notes. Or, in this case, low notes that were then spoken over in frustration until the bitter end. Here’s the grand finale:
Mariah Carey's disgusted sign off after her disastrous performance is basically us to 2016 https://t.co/NPbuH53UDu
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 1, 2017