Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Mariah Carey’s Rep Says Producers ‘Set Her Up to Fail’ Her Last Live Performance

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Mariah Carey’s Rep Says Producers ‘Set Her Up to Fail’ Her Last Live Performance

Mariah Carey's troubled performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest has left many people asking the question: What happened? 




The singer's three-song set began promising enough with "Auld Lang Syne," but went downhill with "Emotion" and "We Belong Together." Carey claimed during the latter that she couldn't hear through her monitors. The situation quickly devolved in front of 1 million revelers and a worldwide television audience on ABC.

Carey took the evening's performance seriously, rehearsing the night before the show for three hours, according to her representatives. She then rehearsed at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve with "no sound issues."

"She was not 'winging' this moment and took it very seriously," BWR-PR's Nicole Perna tells Billboard. "A shame that production set her up to fail."

The rep says Carey alerted production and the stage managers that her ear piece was not working. "They told her it would be fine once she was on stage," she says. "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," the rep continues. As for singing to a track, "it is not uncommon for artists to sing to track during certain live performances."

Adds the rep, "Any allegations that she planned to lip sync are just adding insult to injury."

But a production source paints a different picture, telling Billboard that Carey, "Had ample time to rehearse and chose not to." The insider adds that Carey used a body double to rehearse in her place earlier on New Year's Eve day and that, even though the singer did not do a vocal run-through, "all was working" on the technical side.

"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."

Speaking to the New York Times, audio producer Robert Goldstein of Maryland Sound International, which worked on the event, said, "Every monitor and in-ear device worked perfectly. I can't comment beyond that and don't know what her nontechnical issue may have been."

Any claim of sabotage for ratings, as TMZ alluded to in a story published New Year's Day, "Doesn't make sense," says the production source, emphasizing that Dick Clark Productions' foremost concern is the artist. "Why would they risk the reputation of a company that's been around since 1957?"

Billboard has reached out to Perna and Carey's manager Stella Bulochnikov for further comment.



*But if the ear piece went blind couldnt she just continue singing?its her song and she knows the lyrics so i dont understand.


17 comments:

Former Flirt said...

Erm, this damage control is somehow. No sympathy for her.

LEE70 said...

Mariah is just a diva!!

Chike TEFLON said...

Mrs korkus, she has many songs to her credit, so how many will remember.

All u know is that she is forever young

Chike TEFLON said...

Mrs korkus, she has many songs to her credit, so how many will she remember.

All u know is that she is forever young

Nilla said...

She wasnt in the mood to perfom! her words" I'm allowed to have a holiday too" I love her but that performance was a hot mess.

Isaacson said...

Eyaaah so who are we to believe now?

Ghanaman said...

Yeye dey smell !

tracy James said...

Na dem sabi jor

Loveme Jeje said...

Hmmmmmm let the audience tell us what happened. We have heard from the two sides

ukwu dimond said...

Is alright.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this comment

Palesa said...

Everyone could see that Mariah was drunk as hell

Lepa shandy is back said...

Maybe her ex is behind it!
He is rich,so he can pay someone to do it.

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!!

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Stella it doesn't work like that. If the singer's sound is off you can't hear What's coming off the speakers properly, you can't hear what you are singing. I used to sing in church choir and when the speaker facing the altar isn't working we won't be able to hear the instruments well, the back up won't hear the lead singer and vice versa. So if they change song, key or beat, the sync would be lost for about 2 minutes before we re-arrange. It's simple sound arrangement. For recording artists the ear piece helps them balance. And also helps the operator speak to them. Like 'next song coming up' so they are prepared.
Not everyone can just flow with faulty instruments. But Mariah has been in the game for 20 years and should have mastered an act to cover up while she signals them to get their ass together. Or just shout 'thank you everyone for a good night. Happy new year'. End performance. Go back stage and para!

Njimogu victor said...

She has performed that song severally, it's just like forgetting lyrics to your favorite praise and worship song

Anonymous said...

She was obviously drunk....

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