Mariah Carey blames Dick Clark Productions for New Year's Eve malfunction

Published: Jan. 2, 2017 at 5:49 PM CST
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By now, you've heard the performance.

Now, we're hearing excuses for why Mariah Carey stumbled through her set on ABC's New Year's Eve show. Carey's people blame the production crew - even going so far as to suggest Carey was set up to fail. But Dick Clark Productions says suggesting Carey was sabotaged is "absurd."

Carey flailed through her set because she apparently couldn't hear the recorded tracks being piped out to the TV audience. The result: viewers heard singing though Carey wasn't moving her lips. One behind-the-scene-type offers a reason for the failed lip synching.

The source says while the other stars did a walk-through before the show, Carey didn't - dispatching a stand-in to do it for her.