Mariah Carey was a show stopper during her New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square, New York.
This time, it wasn’t her platinum vocals that captured global attention, but a rare musical meltdown in front of a live audience of millions on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
An audio track malfunction was reported while Carey was lip-syncing to some of her biggest songs onstage in front of a live audience of millions.
Just moments before the ball dropped on Time Square, it seemed the ball dropped on the five-time Grammy Award-winning artist’s performance.
Dazzling in her bodysuit, the 1990s pop phenomenon took the stage and belted out “Auld Lang Syne.” Then her act started to unwind.
The pop star’s backup dancers walked her down the stairs as she looked puzzled and attempted to sing the second song, “Emotions” from 1991 — the same song that earned her a Grammy Award for best female pop vocal performance in 1992.
Known for her vocal range, Carey seemed to be struggling to reach notes and appeared to have lost her lyrical footing.
While the music played in the background, she told the audience that a proper sound check was not in place before her performance.