People are pissed, and somebody gon’ lose they job behind THAT! Miss Mariah Carey had a terrible start to her 2017 when she attempted to “perform” some of her greatest hits on stage for Dick Clark’s Time Square New Year’s Eve shindig, only to be left in the cold when her lipsync vocal track DIDN’T PLAY! Ouch! The singer, who’s known for her voice, was apparently shaken and didn’t even attempt to sing while the song played through, stumbling from each side of the stage to the next.
Carey spokeswoman Nicole Perna was quoted by Billboard magazine on Sunday saying that producers “set her up to fail.” She asserted that the singer complained of problems with her earpiece before she went live on the show. Carey has blamed technical issues and her inability to hear the music for her failure to complete a planned three-song set on the telecast.
Dick Clark Productions denies any involvement in the mishap, stating:
“As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd,” the statement said.
“In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that (Dick Clark Productions) had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance. We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry,” the statement said.
Check out Mimi‘s disaster above! Thoughts?