Mariah Carey To Headline ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Despite 2016 Debacle
One might imagine that Mariah Carey wouldn’t want to return to the stage — or at least the New York scene — anytime soon following her epic fail on New Year’s Eve last year, but she is doing exactly that.
Mariah Carey New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2018 News
The 47-year-old singer will perform at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in New York’s Time Square.
Carey, along with Dick Clark Productions, issued a joint statement Friday announcing her as the headliner for the event, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
“We can all agree that last year didn’t go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration,” read the joint statement.
Last year, Carey was widely mocked after she failed to sing the majority of her set, instead pacing the stage and insisting to the audience that she couldn’t hear through her earpiece.
Carey’s manager blamed the production and technical difficulties that producers knowingly failed to fix. Carey eventually broke her silence on the troubled performance, saying she was “mortified” and that she intended to take a break from social media. Her ex-husband Nick Cannon also defended Carey.
Now, Carey will join artists like Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson and Shawn Mendes to help ring in 2018.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” will air on ABC at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31.
Carey’s famous single “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been played more than 100 million times this month alone, according to Forbes.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 31: Mariah Carey performs at Crown Casino’s New Year’s Eve Party at Crown Palladium on December 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)