Mariah Carey had redemption as a New Year’s resolution. After making headlines last year with a performance filled with technical errors, the pop superstar was looking to rebound with a return appearance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
Braving record low temperatures in New York’s Times Square the glamorous diva looked gorgeous in a white fur coat, shimmery gold gown and diamond filled jewelry. Despite the shivering cold, fans happily swayed along as Carey opened her set with her breakout song, “Vision of Love.”
Although this year’s show was not the debacle of 2017’s New Year’s Eve performance, it still featured a viral moment, as Carey asked for hot tea before performing her closing cut, “Hero.”
“Happy new year,” she said. “I just wanna take a sip of tea, if you’ll let me. They told me there would be tea. Uh, it’s a disaster. Okay. Well, we’ll just have to rough it. I’m gonna be just like everybody else with no hot tea. We’re gonna try and do this one for you because I just want to show my appreciation for everyone that speaks out for justice and tries to make the world a better place, a more united planet. You’re the true heroes.”
Host Ryan Seacrest asked Carey how she felt about the redeeming performance. She replied: “I’m feeling a lot better than last year, when I had to get my own police escort.”
Shortly after the confetti-filled performance, Carey posted a photo of herself sipping out of a tea cup. “Found my tea,” she tweeted.
Now under Roc Nation management, Mariah is expected to release a new album in 2018.
Found my tea! ? pic.twitter.com/r5EIIbT5Zw
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2018
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