Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Performance Is A Reminder Of Why She Is Such A Musical Icon
A year after her viral lip-synching fail, Mariah Carey returned to the Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stage on December 31st. Fans eagerly awaited her performance, mostly in hopes that she would redeem herself and rock the event like they expected her to.
Mariah Carey's performance
The 47-year-old musical diva seemed to be very determined to start off 2018 with a bang. Dressed in a sparkly gown, which she paired with a luxurious fur coat, Carey commented on how cold it was at Times Square as she got ready to begin.
Despite the chilly weather, the singer performed a beautiful rendition of her song, 'Vision of Love'. Even though there were little flaws in the performance, we all had to admit that she belted out the tune perfectly and proved to us that she did not need to lip-synch for her to give a stellar performance.
"I was told there will be tea"
Of course, what Mariah Carey performance would be complete without a diva moment. After performing 'Vision of Love', she decided it was time to soothe her throat with some hot tea. But unfortunately, there was no provision for that. She said:
I just want to take a sip of tea if they’ll let me — they told me there would be tea. Oh, it’s a disaster. Okay, well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m going to be just like everybody else with no hot tea.
Despite the lack of tea, Carey continued her performance and hit the rest of her notes perfectly.
Reactions to the 'tea moment'
The internet came up with the best memes and quotes out of her tea comment. Twitter users latched on to the comment, and their reactions were absolutely hilarious.
Check out some of our best Twitter feedback to Carey's tea moment below.
If Mariah Carey can make it through that performance without her hot tea, then I can make it through another year
— jaden (@jadenalana) January 1, 2018
"They told me there was going to be hot tea." -Mariah Carey This will be my go to excuse for all of 2018
— Lindsey Abrams (@lindsabrams) January 1, 2018
Mariah Carey’s assistance’s trying to get her that hot tea pic.twitter.com/hepIPevmZ3
— Nicholas (@N_Russ0) January 1, 2018
The first time life throws you a curve in 2018 just remember: Mariah Carey made it through without her hot tea. You can make it through too.
— Jason Pederson (@KATVJason) January 1, 2018
Last Line of 2017:
“They told me there’d be hot tea.”
- Mariah Carey
— Gabe Erwin (@gabe) January 1, 2018
I, like Mariah Carey, will tough out the rest of 2017 even though I have no hot tea
— the jumpsuit and the ivy (@JodiesJumpsuit) January 1, 2018
Petition to make Mariah Carey asking for hot tea the first meme of 2018
— Brianna (@bri_rutledge) January 1, 2018
“They told me there’d be hot tea.” —Mariah Carey/me going into 2018
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) January 1, 2018
Compared to last year’s disaster, Mariah Carey did a good job tonight. now someone get her some hot tea! ☕️ #NewYearsEve2017
— Kim Pike (@KimDPike) January 1, 2018
— Michelle Deal (@MichelleDealZim) January 1, 2018
It all ended on a positive note for the singing diva, though. A few hours after the performance Carey shared a picture of herself sipping some tea with the caption:
Found my tea.
Well, one thing is for sure, Mariah Carey succeeded in kicking off 2018 on a fun and high note. And we applaud her strength and talent.