Mariah Carey Opens Up On New Year's Eve Performance Disaster

Mariah Carey opened up to Entertainment Weekly on the New Year's Eve live performance snafu on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. See what she had to say after all of the controversy!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Now that you’ve had a few days distance on the New Year’s Eve show, what are your feelings about it? 
MARIAH CAREY: 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. 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.

Do you think this will make you wary of signing onto a future live TV event?
It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.

What’s the reaction been like on your end? 
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 because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year’s Eve.

What do you think of what Mariah had to say? 

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A failed earpiece is the most common problem ever, and most performers just take the earpiece out and continue on. Part of what it takes to be a professional performer is the ability to manage your way through technical snafus. There were problems with the audio and she just gave up and allowed the dancers to parade around her while she mumbled and complained. Then for the second song she was doing fine, then was distracted by confetti and she just stopped "singing" in disgust while the audio track continued to play. She has a history of doing this kind of BS. As a performer, she's pretty lousy. I felt bad for the dancers, the audience and everyone that counted on her to deliver. 

Perhaps she is right to be angry that the audio was messy. But that she would ever blame anyone but herself for this level of complete amateurishness is laughable. 

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She is so fake. I liked some of her songs but don't respect her as a true artist. Time to retire Mariah!

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This is "opening up"?  Come on........learn to laugh at yourself.  It was a horrible performance......but her reaction was even worse.  Don't blame and point fingers.  stuff happens.......that's real life.....not the princess perfect life you are accustomed to.  You rise above.......laugh it off and move on.  How sad your life must be if you are always expecting perfection.  Your fans would love you more if you were able to chalk it up to being just a bad moment and get in with it.  A true STAR........knows how to respond to moments like this. 

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Her team is just as bad. Hell on her docu-series they didn't know there was a time change between destinations. Come on now, your team would have done better?

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