Mariah Carey was back at it, looking to redeem herself for her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance last year. After a lip-synching snafu which demanded some awesomely snappy responses from the diva herself, she signed up for another performance with the world watching, in an effort to rectify last year’s debacle and flex her legenadary vocal chords. Well, Mariah did that and then some on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and even flashed some of her infamous diva tendencies in the process.
In a shimmering, crystal covered gown, Mariah belted out some of her biggest hits and delivered an impressive vocal performance to remind the world she is still an all-time talent. After a glowing performance of “Vision Of Love,” she demanded some hot tea, then glowered when it wasn’t delivered as she demanded. “We’ll just have to rough it,” she chirped before getting into her next song. “I’m gonna be just like everybody else with no hot tea.”
Undeterred, without her hot tea and dealing with technical issues, Mariah continued her performance, knocking out a stirring rendition of her 1993 hit “Hero.” So, yeah, Mariah can still belt out those trademark high pitched vocals when she wants to, whether she gets her hot tea or not.