Mariah Carey Speaks On Lip Syncing Fiasco / NYE Show’s Host Claps Back

Published: Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017 by Rashad

The back and forth/”he said, she said” continues between Dick Clark Productions and Mariah Carey after her abysmal ‘New Year’s Eve 2016’ live performance saw her experience a number a technical difficulties while on stage (see:  ear monitor malfunction, poor lip-syncing, etc.).

As Carey continues to be the brunt of jokes three days after the incident, her team are clapping at DCP for “intentionally setting her up to fail” – a claim the production company and its staff vehemently deny.  Now, after strong defense from her manager, Stella Bulochnikov (see more on that here), the legendary songstress is offering her own commentary on the experience she’s branded “mortifying.”

Her weigh in is followed by word from Jenny McCarthy, the NYE special’s co-host, who maintains that MC did NOT do a sound check despite claiming otherwise….

Mariah Carey via Entertainment Weekly:

“All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business.” “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.”

EW: Do you think this will make you wary of signing onto a future live TV event?
MC: It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.

EW: What’s the reaction been like on your end? 
MC:  My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year’s Eve.


McCarthy, who has hosted the NYE special for the last 7 years alongside Ryan Seacrest and a host of others, took to her own SiriusXM radio show to weigh in on the debacle.

“All of a sudden I felt really bad for her, because it was that bad. It was a complete train wreck,” said McCarthy.
“Now, I do understand our egos, of course, want to blame everyone but itself for mistakes, but I literally had a visceral reaction to her saying that Dick Clark Productions did this on purpose and for ratings. I mean, let me tell you something. If Dick Clark were alive today, I guarantee he would be on air right now fighting back. He’s not, so I’m going to.
The truth of the matter is Mariah didn’t do a sound check,” said McCarthy.“She did whatever you would call, like, a dance move rehearsal holding her gold microphone, and she stood off to the side of the stage while she had a stand-in do a sound check.” 

Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg, McCarthy’s husband, was present and even gave his two cents:

“The buck stops with the artist. If you’re gonna be a boss or you’re gonna be a diva, then you know, again, it’s your name, your face and your legacy on the line.

So you leave something to someone else, you have no one to blame but yourself. The music track, missing a vocal, that’s on her. No rehearsal, that’s on her…”

In the words of our girl Xtina:



“[sigh]…Oh Mariah.”

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  1. Janet Jackson January 3, 2017

    Hang it up big boned sis Mariah!

    You’re an overweight has-BEEN!

    • M.L.S. January 3, 2017

      Well better to be a has-been that’s STILL relevant enough to book the prime spot on New Year’s Eve then to be a NEVER WAS like this Jenny woman and her z-list husband. Who cares about their opinions? She’s an ex-porno model for crying out loud. Until these showbiz people critiquing Mariah can match her success (which they never will), their opinions are null and void.

    • Gabe January 4, 2017

      200 million sold, Mariah stays booked. One sweet day is still THE BIGGEST SELLING SONG in HISTORY, with WE BELONG TOGETHER right behind it. RESPECT the legends troll

      • Janelle January 4, 2017

        One sweet day is not the biggest selling song. Its not even top 20 of all time. One word: Payola.

      • Janelle January 4, 2017

        #1 for 16 weeks tho. In my WEndy voice: HOW U FOOLIN Mariah!

    • drake January 3, 2017

      this Jenny (ironically same name as jlo) is mistakenly taking dance rehearsal as sound check. stupid reporter.

    • king z January 3, 2017

      the link you posted does not prove she did sound check. it only proves she was there and – as jenny alluded to – may have only done a rehearsal of choreography.

      until a video surfaces, it’s still just dcp’s word against MC’s

  2. Jay Jay January 3, 2017

    I love Mariah and honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if all of this is for her reality show to secure another season.

    Something just doesn’t add up lol

  3. Meteorite January 3, 2017

    Uh-huh why ya’ll gotta drag Christina into this?

  4. Real January 3, 2017

    Mariah should have known better with 20+ years in the business. Why would you use someone else sound system? Why trust someone else’s team but your own? Like said above it’s your legacy on the line.

    • Kiii January 3, 2017

      I don’t know if she had a choice in that though

      • Real January 3, 2017

        Of course she had a say, she’s Mariah Carey

  5. FAF January 3, 2017

    Ppl are missing the point is that she wasn’t planning to sing live anyway

    Yet again

    • Kiii January 3, 2017

      Most singers don’t sing live at these types of big events, especially vocalists who know better than to sing full out in the middle of the cold

      • FAF January 4, 2017

        B**** even fifth no harmony sang live

        Everyone else up there sang live

  6. Xoxo January 3, 2017

    What do u need a sound check for if u r going to lop sync?? Am I missing something

    • Xoxo January 3, 2017

      *** lip sync

  7. Jamon January 3, 2017

    Isn’t it time to move on from this story. Everyone is just repeating themselves!! TGJ needs to come up with another topic. We know you don’t like Mariah

  8. eric January 3, 2017

    Signing on to a future live TV event? It’s not a live performance if it’s lip sync. Call it a live appearance instead.

    • Sam January 4, 2017

      It’s considered live if you’re there in person as opposed to singing live. Beyonce was live at Obama’s inauguration although she Rupaul drag raced the hell out of that preformance

  9. Aaron January 3, 2017

    We belong together is certified 3x platinum she’s still slaying

  10. MusicLife January 3, 2017

    She probably wasn’t planning to sing live and instead had a pre recorded live track to which she was going to sing song with and do some live vocals here and there.

    Her in ears could have not been working too, but I think the real issue is her not taking any of the blame!

    I think maybe they might have played the wrong track that had no pre recorded vocal scould have been the case too.

    Regardless as a professional she acted terribly on stage and wasn’t even entertaining with what she said to the crowd. Perhaps some background on the song and how it came to be would have been better than saying it went to number 1. If she wasn’t going to sing due to not warming up and weather.

  11. LmfaoHoe January 4, 2017

    People still fail to realize without that earpiece Mariah was basically blind on stage! ask any artist and they will tell you this too. I hope Mimi not only provides proof but sues theses bastards too. ” She wasnt gonna sing live anyway ” ?? then wtf was Emotions only in instrumental instead of one bridge part?? of course the viewers can hear the music while the station mutes the roars from the crowd. but the fact remains Mariah could not hear her music or herself.

    • LmfaoHoe January 4, 2017

      And while you haters continuously talking s***, Sam why you didnt report thzt after the fiasco We Belong Together just sold an additional 3x million sell. Mad Mimi still received another check including royalties from Xmas. Haters i swear

      • Terny January 4, 2017

        She stays winning even without trying.. Ki

  12. Theman January 4, 2017

    This woman is amazing. The instrumental played, which means that she was going to sing. Idiots..

    • FAF January 4, 2017

      It wasn’t the instrumental did u watch it on tv?

  13. truthteller January 4, 2017

    The excuses by the die hard Mariah fans are ridiculous. As if D*** Clark and Co were hoping for that shambles of a performance. They’ll be blaming Putin next.

  14. Haters Gon’ Hate January 4, 2017

    So wait…… This host claims a stand in did the sound check with the in ears while Mariah stood to the side? Wouldn’t the stand in have realised the in ears didn’t work at that time then??

    It’s sloppy on DCP – out of respect to the artists how are you not gonna make sure all technical requirements are taken care of before you let the artist go live on stage????

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