Is Mariah Carey's New Year’s Eve Nightmare Performance A Result Of Sabotage?
Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance at Times Square has been one of the biggest headlines in 2017 for its epic failure and nightmarish quality. The artist awkwardly danced with backup dancers and never failed to hide that she is lip syncing.
It did not take long for the public to react about the failed performance in social media as well as the singer's acknowledgment that it is going to be one of the biggest headlines in 2017. On Sunday, however, an open feud between the singer's manager, Stella Bulochnikov and producers of the ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest started as the two parties disputed who is to be blamed on the fiasco.
As reported by New York Times, Bulochnikov argued that her camp had informed the presence of technical problems three times. But ABC intentionally "did not have their act together" so as to create chaos on stage and increase ratings for the show. Mariah's spokeswoman further told the Associated Press that the singer has got nothing to do but continue her number despite such horrible circumstances.
In retaliation, Dick Clark Productions released a statement later that day to clear up the issue asserting their reputation and authority in producing live television events for 50 years and such failed performances are very rare especially for such a respected artist like Mariah Carey.
The possibility of being sabotaged is also "defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd" according to their statement, Fox News reported. An unnamed person close to the production of the show further stated that all performers including Gloria Estefan had rehearsals before the event.
The Butterfly singer is an exception as she had a 'stand-in for her rehearsal.' The source also confirmed that the technical aspect including all its monitors are working properly.
During the performance, the Grammy awardee performed before midnight and started her number with the classic Auld Lang Syne followed by her 1991 hit single, "Emotions." However, trouble has been detected since she started singing her second song. She complained that she has a hard time hearing and in fact stopped singing in the middle of the song as she tried to talk to the crowd saying she wants a holiday, too, BBC said.
Mariah Carey has her highest point in her career in the 90s when she won 5 Grammys and received 34 nominations over the years.