Maria Carey New Year’s Eve performance goes wrong leaving her subject to criticism

Mariah Carey performs during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square Saturday.
(Photo: Michael Stewart, WireImage)

BBC – There have been bitter recriminations after Mariah Carey’s televised New Year’s Eve performance went wrong.

The pop star’s live appearance in New York’s Times Square was beset by problems as she complained of sound difficulties and struggled to sing.

Her representative told Billboard the producers “set her up to fail”.
But Dick Clark Productions said any suggestion it would “compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd”.

Carey was live on ABC just before midnight and began with Auld Lang Syne, but hit trouble during her 1991 hit Emotions.

Complaining that she could not hear, she did not sing for much of the track and her dancers led her though an awkward stage routine.

She told the crowd: “I want a holiday, too. Can I not have one? I’m trying to be a good sport here.”

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