Image Credit: Pinterest Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle is still making news. The songstress lost the plot (and a lot of people’s respect) when it turned out that the diva couldn’t (or wouldn’t?) go through with her, ahem, performance on New Year’s Eve.
Today Stella Bulochnikov, Carey’s manager, tried to explain how everything fell apart in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Yes, Carey rehearsed the set. Yes, she understood what she was supposed to do onstage. The problems were technical and a (possible) personality clash between Carey’s camp and Dick Clark Productions.
The technical issue stemmed from Carey’s “in-ears,” which are extremely tiny headphones that are custom-made to pop into your ear. Per Bulochnikov, in the EW piece, Carey’s malfunctioned. You could say it was as though she had a cotton swab in her ear instead of an earbud.
Bulochnikov explained that the in-ears worked fine for Carey’s rendition of “Auld Lang Syne,” and then malfunctioned during her rendition of her 1991 hit “Emotions” and 2005 hit “We Belong Together.”
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