Mariah Carey’s Rep Blames ‘Rockin’ Eve’ Producers For The Recent Failure
Conflicting reports are emerging as to the story behind Mariah Carey’s less than stellar performance at the massive New Year’s Eve 2017 event in Times Square on December 31, 2016, in New York City.
People were left wondering after her poor performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Mariah was performing 3 songs and started off fine with her rendition of New Year must have “Auld Lang Syne.” From there on things went a bit pear-shaped. She performed a very poor version of “Emotion” and “We Belong Together,” all of this live in front of a million New Year revelers and international TV viewers.
Carey insisted she could not hear anything through her monitors. Her crew and representatives quickly jumped to the star’s defence claiming she had done three hours of rehearsing the previous night and again at 3 pm before the show, all with zero sound problems. Nicole Perna, PR for BWR told reporters, “She was not ‘winging’ this moment and took it very seriously.”
“A shame that production set her up to fail.” They went on to say that stage managers and production were advised of the issue. “They told her it would be fine once she was on stage,” she said. “However, that was not the case and they were again told that her ear piece was not working. Instead of endeavouring to fix the issue so that Mariah could perform, they went live.” The rep went on to explain that Carey was insistent on sticking to her commitment and the show went on with the singer “flying blind.,”
In response to the allegations of singing to a track they responded, “it is not uncommon for artists to sing to track during certain live performances.” adding, “Any allegations that she planned to lip sync are just adding insult to injury.” A source on the production team has a different take on the situation. He told reporters that Carey, “Had ample time to rehearse and chose not to.” Adding that a body double did the earlier rehearsal and that there were no technical issues on their side. Never a dull moment.