Tuesday 19 September 2017

'I wanted a holiday too' - Mariah Carey's NYE performance meltdown

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Mariah Carey experienced a less than flawless performance as she ushered in the New Year in Time Square.

The singer appeared to suffer technical difficulties during her Saturday night Times Square performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC.

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

At one point during the performance the increasingly frustrated singer reportedly said, "I wanted a holiday too, can't I just have one".

Mariah even stopped singing her song Emotions, paced the stage and told the audience to finish the lyrics for her.

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

She told the crowd: 'We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is. I'm just going to let the audience sing. We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is.

She told the crowd: "I'm trying to be a good sport here."

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Carey headlined the festivities in Times Square in New York City, where about a million revellers packed the landmark to greet 2017.

After the song finished, Carey looked exasperated.

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She started saying "That was", then paused and finally finished by saying, "amazing".

Mariah later tried to put a brave face on the performance, telling fans on social media "s*** happens".

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