MARIAH Carey has brushed off backlash over her New Year’s Eve performance after viewers claimed she “lip-synced” throughout the performance.
Mariah Carey took to the stage in Times Square to perform in front of huge crowds and a live television audience.
But the All I Want For Christmas star had her show-stopping performance ruined by what appeared to be a glitch.
The singer, 46, asked for the monitors to be turned on during her two-song performance, but a technical glitch caused her to eventually walk off stage.
“We didn’t have a check for this song… we’re missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is," she told the crowd.
“I’m just going to let the audience sing. We didn’t have a sound for this New Year’s baby, it is what it is."
“Get these monitors on please,” she later asked.
Mariah told the crowd she was “trying to be a good sport” in light of the glitch, which caused the wrong track to play as she took to the stage.
It's thought the wrong song was playing and Mariah couldn't hear what she should have been singing on stage.
Following the live broadcast, the pop star took to Twitter to brush off the incident and wish her 17million followers a Happy New Year.
“S**t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!
“Here’s to making more headlines in 2017,” she added.
Supportive fans defended the star for dismissing the technical fault, with one writing: “Perfect response! Your sense of humour is unparalleled. We all love you!”
Another added: “No matter what you still have the best voice.”
Despite backlash from viewers, host of the show Ryan Seacrest also shrugged off the performance after the camera cut to him when Mariah left the stage.
“Mariah Carey there on our stage. No matter what Mariah does, the crowd absolutely loves it,” the host said.
Throughout the day, the singer had shared photos on social media of her preparation before her big performance.
Posing with her backup dancers in Times Square, she wrote: “I’m getting ready to perform before the ball drop on @NYRE!
"Are you ready to celebrate?”
She took to the stage ahead of the celebrations at midnight, and stunned in a bedazzled nude bodysuit.
Mariah didn’t let the glitch ruin her performance, as The Without You star continued to dance on the stage with her dapper team of dancers.
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