Take 2! Mariah Carey Performs at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2018′ [Video]

Published: Sunday 31st Dec 2017 by Rashad

This time last year Mariah Carey was battling ridicule for delivering what was undoubtedly the worst televised performance of her nearly 30 year career on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve 2017’ [click here to watch].

After months of finger-pointing and shade-throwing between herself and the production company, Carey – ever the fighter – mended fences with Dick Clark Productions and was invited back for a redemptive performance.

Belting out classic hits ‘Hero’ and ‘Vision of Love,’ the most anticipated moment of the singer’s career (as of late) came tonight when she took to the ‘New Year’s Rockin Eve 2018’ stage.

Did she pull it off?  Look inside to see:

A few bum notes here or there, but overall the performance served its purpose.  Sailed through like a pro (given the weather and undoubted nerves), we appreciate Carey’s willingness to grace the very same stage that brought her shame and remind people the gift is still there.  She was very “present” and, just as important, she sang live.

Here’s hoping we see more performances like this from the diva throughout the year.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Shaquiiii December 31, 2017

    Yep. She did it!
    It’s beyond cold out there, and to sing completely live, like that, she did amazing.

    • Mami January 1, 2018

      Whatever makes you feel better.

      • Shaquiiii January 1, 2018

        I didn’t say she was record quality, 1995, pitch-perfect Mariah did I? No.
        Did she sound Amazing, in my opinion, yes.

    • China January 1, 2018


  2. Mami January 1, 2018

    She butchered Vision Of Love..and did OKAY during Hero. Stop using the weather as an excuse..the good sis lost her touch YEARS ago and she won’t get it back at… unless she gets professional help in lip syncing or drink plenty of warm tea (from what she said)

    • Ropeburn January 1, 2018

      Well at least she actually had the b a l l s to sing live in the freezing cold, unlike the pest queen.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2018

      Hero was pretty amazing taking into account it is HER song, written by HER and that it´s been 25 years of vocal acrobatics. You know nothing. This was very very good. Did anyone else sing live? Any other supposed female vocal force in the house that night in the freezing cold?

  3. Gavin Gavalli January 1, 2018

    Keep in mind it was 12 degrees outside! I think she did good

    • Gavin Gavalli January 1, 2018

      And who damn job was it , to bring the tea out ?! Fired!

      • Shaquiiii January 1, 2018


    • DS January 1, 2018

      Since it was that cold and we all know “Vision of Love” isn’t the easiest song to sing anyway, she should’ve done some upbeat number like “It’s Like That” or “Make It Happen” in its place.

  4. Mel January 1, 2018

    No Excuses. She sounded a mess!

    • China January 1, 2018

      Mel, Hero was beautiful and your just being a hating black bit_ch in 2018. Go wash your stinky dirty weave

      • Keira January 1, 2018

        Omg ? ? ? ?

    • JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2018

      She sounded a mess??? LOL Where? How? 95% of the girls in mainstream in their 20s can´t do this in a good day and you are saying this is a mess? LOL Just ignorant. Don´t you know what this woman has done throughout her career and the level of work her chord have endured? Also, the pfucking freezing cold? Did anyone else sing live their baisc songs live to begin with? Trol!

    • Olusheyi January 1, 2018

      Since you’re saying that,why didn’t you get up there and sing in her place..oh because you probably can’t carry a tune across the street.It’s always the ones who can’t sing that are critical of the singers

  5. Kemar January 1, 2018

    She did a really, really good job! Especially when you consider there was a wind chill temperature of -7. Foolish people are making fun of her asking for tea but anyone would need tea just being outside. You go Mimi! Can’t wait for this next era in 2018!

    • Billie Page-Johnston January 1, 2018

      These people that have bad things to say probably can’t sing at all.

      • BANGBANG123 January 1, 2018

        Your right they are unappreciative p**** who don’t do s*** but hate and criticize people for s*** they know that under the best circumstances they could never do themselves! Ugly a** trolls!

      • BANGBANG123 January 1, 2018

        And she did great by the way!?

  6. Jimmy January 1, 2018

    Great performance! 12 degrees outside. Amazing. She doesn’t get the credit she deserves.

  7. Fancy BISH January 1, 2018

    Yaaaas for Hero! Vision Of Love, she coulda kept that! But I love you Mimi! Happy New Year everybody! May God bless each and every one of you! My New Year’s resolution is to not put my foot in yo asss lol ?

    • JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2018

      Hero was truly amazing and emotional. Great moment for her.

      • Fancy BISH January 1, 2018

        Yaaaaas, I have “Mimi Hero Live NYE” on repeat lol

  8. Faf January 1, 2018

    Y’all keep saying she sounded great but she was clearly lipping u don’t go from sounding like that to being recovered in 3 minutes

    • Shaquiiii January 1, 2018

      Not one part of that performance was lipped. Not one.
      There is no way in hell she would go up there and not sing live.

    • China January 1, 2018

      FAF, it’s 2018 you gonna be a hatin ass troll B_itch as usual, the woman SLAYED that, now stop hating and do the one thing YOU DID NOT DO in 2017…….go wash your A_ss

    • dookie January 1, 2018

      Of course some people are going to say was licked but truth of the matter was it was not lipped. She tried her best to show that she was singing live by having nothing but piano player background singers and no background music or vocals to sing with or lip to

  9. Mark111 January 1, 2018

    Sounds good to me. And it’s freezing, so she could have done better. I think she’s taking herself more seriously now. I said it before, something about pop stars their 40s that they can’t accept that the youth ain’t feeling them and that you’re supposed to cater to your audience, the 25 and up. Janet got that and look at her now. These artists have an amazing catalog USE IT!

    • dookie January 1, 2018

      well Mariah isn’t a pop artist, on top of that she is trying to avoid the songs that she messed up last year and sing some songs that can show her vocals Without Really Trying too hard especially with the freezing temperatures that can mess with a person’s vocals as Aretha Franklin

    • Latinsongbird78 January 1, 2018

      She’s an R&B ARTIST! GET THE GENRE CORRECT FIRST before you come to do your so called professional critic’s reviews!

  10. Stephy January 1, 2018

    Most people don’t realize she’s singing with a damaged nodule infected voice. For a damaged voice vocalist, she did well. But I think she should’ve just sang Hero and left Vision Of Love alone. That song is extremely too hard for her to do now (and hard for any vocalist for that matter). Anyways, Happy New Years guys!

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  11. Dingell jones January 1, 2018

    I guess Janet next

    • John L. Anderson V January 1, 2018

      Yeah I want Janet to do the rockin eve next year.

  12. justafan January 1, 2018

    gosh I love talented legends

  13. Ocean January 1, 2018

    Vision of love was giving me Dionne Warwick tryna ousting Whitney tease.

    However Hero .. she deflee warmed up the vocals … stopped trying to reach the falsetto notes and that was the best decision she made for the whole performance.

    Its no Mariah of old but this will do. We don’t wanna see mariah trying to give choreo just stand there and sing with the choir like the old days

  14. mr.m January 1, 2018


    • JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2018

      Says the Xtina A. fan, a girl who has not been able to sustain a normal note without straining for 15 years. Was she ever able to do it? Seriously, I appreciate her, but just don´t try it with REAL vocal and pop royalty.

      • mr.m January 1, 2018

        Honey, Xtina NEVER ever in her baddest days do sound like this
        Sorry boo boo, mimi was nothing but A ….. MESS!!
        You-ou-ou-ou-ouuuu O-O-O-O-O- Ouououo
        I CAN’T

      • JOHNVIDAL January 2, 2018

        Biggest lie ever. Mariah actually sounded very good obviously. Xtina has had terrible, many terrible vocal showings. even her good ones are a strain fest. Just give it up and don´t come for bigger and better people.

    • Oh January 2, 2018

      Child Xtina has had many of bad notes many of days. Just admit it you’re bias and a hater.

  15. Liam January 1, 2018

    She sounded pretty good I don’t see the issue.

  16. Jasmine January 1, 2018

    I thought she did good on Hero. She could have done a fast song instead of Vision of Love because it was NYE .

  17. IG : mixedboy January 1, 2018

    Great job Mariah

  18. JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2018

    The bish SLAYED LOL yes. People act as if singers of her caliber (vocal trinity caliber) come all the time and last more than 10 years at their absolute vocal peak. That´s impossible and has never happened. There´s no room for clearly inferior singers fans to talk pshit of any of these legends who have achieved vocal gloty their faves just could never, not to mention the success. Hero was truly amazing. Emotive, strong, a great moment. She looked amazing too. Her charisma was there in this performance too.

  19. Oh January 1, 2018

    Perfect? No
    Bad? NO

  20. Dea January 1, 2018

    Atleast both songs she sang she wrote…..now check that

    • Fancy BISH January 1, 2018

      You betta let em’ know hunnie! Yaaaaas lol

  21. DanYiel Iman January 1, 2018

    She sounded amazing especially since she is aging gracefully!!

  22. Junior in Jamaica January 1, 2018

    Seriously? I fail to understand WHY Mariah continues to butcher her songs. Just stop! She and Christina are the same…their vocal quality has diminished so much.

  23. Chocolatebox777 January 2, 2018

    She should have just sung ‘Heroe’. She sounded really good on that one.

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