MARAMI ang nagtatanong kung ano ang nangyari sa pagtatanghal ni Mariah Carey sa Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.
Nagsimulang maayos ang three-song set para sa mang-aawit. Nauna ang Auld Lang Syne, ngunit nagkaroon na ng technical problems sa Emotion at We Belong Together. Sinasabi ni Carey pagkatapos nito ay wala siyang marinig sa kanyang monitor.
Seryoso si Mariah sa kanyang performance nang gabing iyon, nagpraktis ng tatlong oras bago sumalang sa show, ayon sa mga kinatawan niya. Nag- rehearse siya bandang alas tres ng hapon noong New Year’s Eve na walang anumang problema sa sound.
“She was not ‘winging’ this moment and took it very seriously,” saad ni Nicole Perna ng BWR-PR sa Billboard. “A shame that production set her up to fail.”
Sinabi ng kinatawan na inalerto ni Carey ang production at stage managers na hindi gumagana ang kan
yang ear piece.
“They told her it would be fine once she was on stage,” aniya. “However, that was not the case and they were again told that her ear piece was not working. Instead of endeavoring to fix the issue so that Mariah could perform, they went live.”
“Carey was intent on honoring her commitment and therefore took the stage, essentially ‘flying blind’,” sabi pa ng kinatawan. Tungkol sa track, “it is not uncommon for artists to sing to track during certain live performances.”
Dagdag pa nito, “Any allegations that she planned to lip sync are just adding insult to injury.”
Ngunit iba naman ang sinasabi sa Billboard ng source mula sa production, dahil si Carey ay, “Had ample time to rehearse and chose not to.”
“The music was provided by her team, there were no fewer than eight audio monitor wedges in front of her and the dancers had no problem syncing up to the music.” (Billboard)