Mariah Carey suffered a performance nightmare live on TV,
unable to hit her famous high notes and to sync up with lyrics.
Carey’s live performance on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s
Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest from Times Square did not go smoothly after
technical difficulties left her stranded on stage.
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After a solid performance of “Auld Lang Syne,” the trouble
started when Carey began to sing “Emotions,” when she announced, “We can’t
hear,” and then started talking to the audience. Later, when trying to perform
“We Belong Together,” the singer fell out of sync with the music, revealing
that she was not singing live. She eventually dropped her handheld microphone
to her side and walked to the back of the stage while ABC cut away to excited
fans dancing in the streets.