Technical bugs wreck Mariah's NYE performance


January 03, 2017
Mariah Carey

After a brief, flawless rendition of Auld Lang Syne, it was all downhill for Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve.

A representative for Carey cited technical difficulties for a disastrous appearance on Dick Clark's 'New Year's Rockin Eve' with Ryan Seacrest, which aired on ABC.

It was the subject of widespread mockery on social media.

Carey's mood seemed to range from frustration to resignation as she struggled with the pre-recorded musical tracks.

"Unfortunately, there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances," Carey spokeswoman Nicole Perna said on Sunday.