You and your friends weren’t the only ones making Mariah Carey jokes last night. Twitter united Saturday evening and Sunday morning to reach max sarcasm levels over the pop diva’s disastrous “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance.
“Ohio State should thank Mariah Carey,” one user wrote. “They no longer have the worst performance of the night.”
Another tweeted: “Nate Silver had predicted that Mariah Carey was going to have a great performance.”
In case you missed it, let’s just say Carey’s headlining performance of her hit song “Emotions” didn’t exactly go according to plan. And let’s also just say you really need to click the “Also Read” above and watch the disaster unfold in video form.
Still, Carey’s shaking over what will go down in history as an all-time dropping-the-ball moment before the actual ball drop. Here’s what she had to say about the ABC debacle about 90 minutes after walking off stage:
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
Not everyone was as optimistic as the pop star herself. Here’s just a small taste of Twitter’s harsh judgement:
Ohio State should thank Mariah Carey. They no longer have the worst performance of the night.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) January 1, 2017
No matter how hungover you might be feeling today, just remember at least you aren't Mariah Carey's PA
— Andrew Hayden-Smith (@AndrewHaydSmith) January 1, 2017
Russia hacked Mariah Carey's performance
— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) January 1, 2017
Don Lemon was so drunk he wanted Mariah Carey to do an encore…
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) January 1, 2017
I tried to sing along to Mariah Carey but even Mariah Carey can't sing along to Mariah Carey
— Music News & Feed (@Musicnews_feed) January 1, 2017
That awkward moment when the crowd sang more Mariah Carey then Mariah Carey did
— Yaz (@HelloItzYaz) January 1, 2017
mariah carey's record label after her performance tonight: pic.twitter.com/vqfCeJJg4z
— ㅤ (@explicitlyag) January 1, 2017
I feel like Mariah Carey's impersonation of 2016 was spot on.
— Bryan With a Why (@doublewenis) 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
Nate Silver had predicted that Mariah Carey was going to have a great performance.
— Jack Ryan (@yesjrk) January 1, 2017
Carey’s performance suffered from an audio equipment malfunction. 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 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.”
Twitter’s message to Mariah: Try harder.