Mariah Carey’s performance during Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest went haywire when the vocal track malfunctioned and threw off the singer’s lip syncing onstage. The audio malfunction occurred while Carey was preparing to sing her hit “Emotions.”
“I’m trying to be a good sport here,” a frustrated Carey said as she stopped singing and tried to find her place, explaining to the crowd that the vocal track was missing.
Carey was set to headline the show at 11:30 p.m. just before the ball dropped in Times Square at midnight. The singer later tweeted about: “Shit happens. … Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”