Mariah Carey had a disastrous New Year’s Eve performance on Saturday for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
At this point, Mariah’s people are saying there were technical issues Mariah knew about before taking the stage, but that she was determined to perform, and did so, despite the issues not being resolved.
Rockin’ Eve producers say there were no technical difficulties.
This is what I think happened.
Mariah lip synced “Auld Lang Syne,” and she started to lip sync “Emotions,” but realized that it wasn’t the right backing track behind her. The backing track is the music that might play while an artist is performing.
The backing track was supposed to include vocals — Mariah’s original recording — but it didn’t. Mariah hasn’t maintained her voice, and she can’t sing that song anymore, so she did what she could to get through it with what she had.
She tried to recover by lip syncing “We Belong Together,” but she couldn’t due to embarrassment and possibly being under the influence. She is oft with a glass of wine in hand, and given her comments, on-stage wobbling and ultimate decision to drop her microphone and exit the stage, it seems likely she had a few too many before taking the stage.
Of course, for a number of reasons, that’s not the explanation Mariah Carey’s camp would want to give.Click here to read more.