Good show, Mariah

The star's New Year’s Eve show might have been a disaster, but she handled the situation like a professional

Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance at New York's Times Square was plagued by technical difficulties. Stephanie Keith / Reuters
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Few people had a more disappointing start to 2017 than Mariah Carey, who suffered a combination of technical malfunctioning and lip-synching issues during her performance on New Year’s Eve at New York’s Times Square. The incident left her frustrated, to the point where she stood at the end of the stage, not even trying to sing any more.

While some other singer might have stormed off the stage, the pop diva powered through the rest of the show, even asking the audience to sing for her. “I’m just being a good sport here,” she said.

But it didn’t end there. As is usual with anything to do with Carey, the reaction on social media was immediate and stinging. Yet again, like a true star, she blew them off by tweeting that these things happen in life. “Have a happy and healthy new year everybody,”she wrote and posted an animated image mocking herself.

Perhaps we all can draw inspiration from this and resolve not to sweat the small stuff in 2017. Life happens; sometimes we should laugh at it – and ourselves.