Mariah Carey breaks her silence on the disastrous live performance on NYE

By Staff Reporter | Jan 05, 2017 09:41 AM EST
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Singer-superstar Mariah Carey finally breaks her silence on the "horrible New Year's Eve" performance she experienced. The singer says she was "mortified" in "real time" during her live performance that took place moments before the ball dropped at ABC's Dick Clark's event.

Carey's publicist blamed show producer Dick Clark Productions for not addressing technical difficulties before the performance which included a malfunctioning earpiece. During her performance, the superstar was seen fiddling with her earpiece at first. The performance later took a turn of disaster when the superstar wasn't singing along with the song.

There were many times when the singer even stopped singing. The singer spoke to Entertainment Weekly in her first interview since the show. She said that she was unable to hear her track during the performance.

"I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time," she said. While she described the night as "a horrible New Year's Eve," Carey said the experience wouldn't stop her from doing another live television performance. "But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team," she added.

In response, Dick Clark Productions has called Carey's claims as absurd, saying that an internal investigation into the matter made by them revealed that the company had no involvement in the issues affecting the star's performance. "The truth of the matter is Mariah didn't do a sound check," McCarthy said. Instead, the star performer rehearsed her stage performance but forgot to do a sound check.

"To suggest that DCP, as a 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," Dick Clark Productions said in a statement as reported by CNNThis was surely not a very nice evening for Carey.

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