"It really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year’s Eve."
Mariah Carey's awkward NYE performance probably wasn't the way she wanted to end 2016, but she owned the doomed anyway. According to Mariah's team, the in-ear monitors for the singer and her dancers did not work, and the performers could not hear any of the music over the crowd. With those obstacles in front of them, they actually handled things pretty well, but it didn't make it an any less "mortifying" experience.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Mariah was asked how the late Dick Clark, for whom the annual New Years Eve concert is named after, may have felt of the performance. All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business," she said. I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time," she said.
However painful it may have been to get through, the flub has not discouraged her from doing similar events in the future, though she will be more cautious as a result. "It will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team," she said.
While the event did inspire many jokes at Mariah's expense, her fanbase has been there for her throughout. "My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact," she said. "It really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year’s Eve."
If you feel the need, you can relive Mariah's trauma here.