Mariah Carey’s performance on New Year’s Eve at Times Square in New York faced a couple of technical malfunctions and the singer struggled to reach notes and to sync the lyrics and music, according to reports.
And now a dispute has erupted between Mariah’s representatives and producers of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.
Mariah’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, said that the show’s producers had been aware of technical problems but did not fix them, and chose to continue showing Mariah’s messy performance “to get ratings.”
“I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working and it was a disastrous production,” Bulochnikov told Us Weekly.
However, Dick Clark Productions issued a statement saying Mariah’s performance woes had nothing to do with the production, and that any suggestion that the company “would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.”
Mariah Carey dealt with the technical issues and carried on with the show Against All Odds for a few songs before leaving the stage!