Tuesday 23 January 2018

Carey shrugs off NYE show 'disaster'

Mariah Carey onstage at New Year’s Eve 2017 in Times Square in New York. Photo: Getty
Mariah Carey onstage at New Year’s Eve 2017 in Times Square in New York. Photo: Getty

Clive Morgan New York

Pop diva Mariah Carey suffered a series of mishaps during her New Year's Eve performance, with viewers branding the show a disaster.

The singer (46) took to the stage in New York's Times Square but technical difficulties marred the event, which was one of the biggest planned to ring in 2017.

At the end of her performance, watched by millions of fans, Carey abruptly walked off stage and signed off with: "It just don't get any better."

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

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

"We can't hear. We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is," she said.

Then, appearing to give up attempting to lip sync, she said: "I'm going to say let the audience sing, OK?" She added: "I wanted a holiday too, can I not have one?"

Carey, who recently split from her billionaire fiancé James Packer, attempted to shrug off the problems with a post on Twitter, with sad face and crying with laughter emojis: "S*** happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."

Irish Independent

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