Mariah Carey’s New Year’s performance is something she will probably never forget.
The singer suffered a disastrous audio equipment malfunction while on stage and live on ABC. As a result, she pretty much quit. Unfortunately for the Mariah Carey, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” did not cut away to commercial, making for an extremely awkward few minutes before midnight.
So what went wrong? According to TheWrap, Carey’s earpiece wasn’t working from the beginning. When the singer was ready to walk to the stage, Mariah’s team informed production of the problem- an issue that they reported brushed off.
“Production said it’s because they didn’t work well in the tent and to go up to stage,” the rep told us. “Once on stage, [Mariah] told the stage manager that the ears were not working but production decided to just go live instead of cut to commercial to fix the problem.”
Mariah Carey responded on Twitter by saying “Shit 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