14 of the Most LOL-Worthy Tweets About Mariah Carey’s NYE Disaster
With all of America watching, Mariah Carey took the stage for her much-anticipated New Year’s Eve performance last night. Belting out her own version of “Auld Lang Syne,” everything seemed to be according to plan… for about five seconds. Then, all hell broke loose, and even her new man, backup dancer Bryan Tanaka, couldn’t save her.
Apparently, the singer was experiencing technical difficulties (read: She couldn’t hear), which is kinnnnnddd of a problem when you’re trying to lip sync a song. So, she did exactly what we’d expect Mariah to do: She kept it real.
Telling her dancers to walk her down the stairs, she broke from the performance plan to address the crowd, telling them that she couldn’t hear. She then paused with a *very* annoyed look on her face, before giving it a go with the real-deal vocals. While it sounded great to us, she wasn’t happy, stopping to let the audience sing for pretty much the rest of the song.
“We didn’t have a soundcheck, but it’s New Year’s baby,” she told the crowd, before going through the motions with her dancers (who kept up the schtick the entire time). “I’m trying to be a good sport here,” she said, before concluding, “That was… amazing.”
She gave it a half-hearted lip-synced attempt for “We Belong Together,” but let her mic fall away from her face several times (though the crowd certainly didn’t seem to mind, judging from clips).
She isn’t letting it ruin her New Year, though: In fact, girl beat everybody to the punchline and memed herself!
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
In that spirt, we’ve compiled 14 of the funniest (if somewhat brutal) reactions to the singer’s faux pas. Enjoy, and happy New Year!
No matter how hungover u feel right now just know Mariah Carey feels worse pic.twitter.com/J5QB55DssG
— Doug The Pug (@itsdougthepug) January 1, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to whoever Mariah Carey thinks was responsible for what happened last night. Happy New Year!
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) January 1, 2017
2. @cleaduvall: We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that those sound guys might need it.
Everybody is hating on Mariah Carey but she gave 2016 the exact performance it deserved.
— Ashley (@oohgoodness) January 1, 2017
3. @oohgoodness: We mean… she’s not wrong…
Russians sabotage Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance. A furious Obama deports Russian choreographer
— THIS JUST IN… (@weknowwhatsbest) January 1, 2017
4. @weknowwhatsbest: No… it couldn’t be! (Could it?!)
With 15 minutes remaining before the New Year, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey’s career.
— Nic (@nicole_ginzy) January 1, 2017
5. @nicole_ginzy: It was the year that just wouldn’t quit.
mariah carey's record label after her performance tonight: pic.twitter.com/vqfCeJJg4z
— ㅤ (@explicitlyag) January 1, 2017
6. @explicitlyag: Karma’s a B?
Listen, Mariah Carey survived Glitter. CLEARLY yall dont know who yall are fuvking with.
— Ghengis Kellz (@KMJeezy) January 1, 2017
7. @KMJeezy: Touché, Ghengis Kellz. Touché!
2016 was channeling The Little Mermaid and ended the year by stealing Mariah Carey's voice.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) January 1, 2017
8. @Lord_Voldemort7: You know things are bad when even Lord Voldemort weighs in… perhaps he had something to do with this and is trying a diversion tactic with other villains?
don't need to watch the ball drop anymore Mariah Carey already dropped it
— an pigeon,, (@imskytrash) January 1, 2017
9. @imskytrash: Ouch!
Mariah Carey was like that one person in a group project who didn't do any of the work and now has to present the whole project
— Jennifer Sheng (@Jennifer_Sheng) January 1, 2017
10. @Jennifer_Sheng: We’ve all been guilty.
Breaking news: Mariah Carey has just been invited to sing at Trump's inauguration.
— Rock (@TheMichaelRock) January 1, 2017
11. @TheMichaelRock: Nooooooo!!!!
How come Mariah Carey gets to do karaoke in Times Square?
— Dan Patrick (@THE_Dan_Patrick) January 1, 2017
12. @THE_Dan_Patrick: So unfair, right?
2017 is trying to one up 2016 by preemptively killing Mariah Carey on live TV.
— Fake Dansby Uggla (@FakeDanUggla) January 1, 2017
13. @FakeDanUggla: It was truly relentless, wasn’t it?
And perhaps, our favorite of all…
— new years unicorn (@luxxaree) January 1, 2017
14. @luxxaree: Us too, girl. Us too.
Did you watch Mariah’s performance? Share your thoughts on it over @BritandCo!
(Photos via James Devaney/Getty)