You think you saw the worst of 2016? Apparently, not! Mariah Carey just might have given us the worst performance of last year with a series of “technical malfunction” during her appearance at ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2017.” The diva seemed prepared to lip sync her way out of her performance. However, most of the vocals for her song did not play.
>Mariah Carey appears to be flustered during her New Year's Eve performance.
Mariah tried to play it cool at first by rounding up the crowd and encouraging them to sing instead. She told the audience that they were unable to do some sound check prior to the show, thus the glitches. She even did some of her dance routines but ended giving up and just furiously walked off the stage.
Watch the performance here:
Later on, she posted on her Twitter and Instagram account about the incident, just trying to brush it off.
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
She, however, did not escape the wrath of netizens. Minutes after her botched performance, the keywords “Mariah Carey” trended worldwide on Twitter with people trashing the diva’s meltdown on stage.
One twitter user said that people shouldn’t feel bad for Mariah Carey since she was paid millions for her performance and pathetically resorted to lip syncing.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 1, 2017
Another netizen made fun of her “I don’t know her” line directed to fellow singer Demi Lovato during their online and on air bickering, last quarter of 2016.
mariah carey's record label after her performance tonight: pic.twitter.com/vqfCeJJg4z
— ً (@explicitlyag) January 1, 2017
Meanwhile, others credited Mariah Carey for saving some of the worst performances of other artists in their lifetime.
"We had the worst performance of 2016" – Urban Meyer
"Hold my drink….." – Mariah Carey
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) January 1, 2017
Ohio State should thank Mariah Carey. They no longer have the worst performance of the night.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) January 1, 2017
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle. pic.twitter.com/8179cHu7jA
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 1, 2017
Although most people think Mariah Carey was supposedly lip syncing, her representatives issued a statement that it was a mere production issue and the diva had no way of continuing her performance.
Mariah Carey is no stranger to epic fail performances, though. During NBC’s 2014 live broadcast of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” she sang a messy rendition of her own song “All I Want for Christmas” while struggling to reach some notes and avoiding some high notes altogether.
So what’s your take about this, guys? Hit us up in the comment section and let’s talk about it!
New Year’s Roundup: The 10 Worst Things That Happened in 2016
There’s no denying that 2016 has been a harsh year for many.
Many people say that 2016 has been a very bad year for them. Collectively too, the world hated 2016 for many obvious reasons. Although we may be wishing for 2016 to be over already, let us have a lookback of the 10 worst things that happened during the year.
10. Animal Shootings: Remembering Harambe
Who will forget Harambe? He is not just a popular internet meme in 2016, but the epitome of our brash actions against animals. In May 2016, a child fell in the enclosure of Harambe's area in Cincinnati Zoo and was seen dragged by the gorilla. Several interpretation of the actions abound, one saying Harambe dragged the child to safety. Nevertheless, the zoo authorities interpreted it as aggression and shot Harambe several times once the child was taken out of the cell. Aside from Harambe, two lions in the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo were killed this year too.
9. Global Stock Markets Crashing
Disappointed MMA Fighter Punches Ring Girl After Losing Match
MMA fighters have different reactions when losing fights. Some hang their heads in disappointment. Some maintain a poker face to hide their emotions. Some actually break down and cry. This fighter lashed out in frustration - which is quite a common reaction - but the end result is not. He punched a ring girl standing right beside him.
It's fortunate that he did so unintentionally and the whole thing was just an accident. But it was still quite a sight to see.
Andrew Whitney, all known as The Beast, was standing beside the referee waiting for the decision on his fight with Farkhad Sharipov (who was standing on the other side) at Titan Fight Championship 42. Whitney was on a four-fight winning streak and judging from the way the TV cameras were focusing on him, he was expected to win the bout.
Chris Pratt Says He Knows Every Word To Eminem Song. He Proves It In An Epic Way!
Wow! The guy can actually rap!
Everybody loves Chris Pratt! We’ve all known the guy as Andy from Parks and Recreation and then he eventually hit mainstream success as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, one of the heroes of that smash-hit 2014 Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.
He’s been getting a lot of awesome roles since then. I mean he was in Jurassic World and he’ll be staring side-by-side with media darling Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers.
As a fan myself, I simply couldn’t help but be happy for him. Besides, Pratt was once homeless and his rags-to-riches story is absolutely inspiring. The guy used to live in a van!
Well thanks to a new video that recently resurfaced online, we learn some bits about his past life – he loved listening to Eminem’s music and can bust some sick rap himself! ...