Mariah Carey Gets to Be a Christmas Tree Lighting Diva Because "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Is the Bomb
The only thing more classic than Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the singer's diva reputation, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone that Carey reportedly forced NBC production to postpone her scheduled performance for several hours Tuesday night for the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting. Mariah Carey was supposed to pre-record her Christmas tree lighting performance but, according to E! Online, refused to out of concern that the rain and the crummy weather would affect her famous voice.
What is somewhat surprising is NBC executives' quick turnaround after they reportedly sent her away Tuesday night after learning she might have been having a lengthy talk with her divorce lawyer about a settlement with her husband Nick Cannon, according to TMZ. The gossip site reported that NBC okayed a second try, which will air live, of her famous Christmas song at Rockefeller Center Wednesday night at 8 p.m. despite all of the drama and the long delay that happened Tuesday. Anything for the sake of hearing Mariah do a live performance of "All I Want For Christmas Is You," apparently!
In the meantime, Carey took to her Twitter page to apologize directly to her fans who showed up shortly after TMZ broke the news.
She later announced on her page that she would be opening the show live. According to her update as of Wednesday afternoon, she was backstage and presumably preparing to perform.
Let's hope the diva does not disappoint!