By now, you've probably heard about Mariah Carey's glorious and totally dramatic performance at Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve. While it left many of us initially confused, there is now one Mariah Carey New Year's Eve meme that has been created which is destined to become iconic in 2017. In relation to the event itself, for those who may not know, Carey's reps issued the following statement to Bustle: "There was a production issue. Technical difficulties. There unfortunately was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances."
But now, one particular moment in Carey's performance has been turned into comedy gold. First made into a Vine by user Randy Mawse and then re-appropriated into meme format over on Twitter, this moment is on a runaway train to popularity with no signs of becoming irrelevant any time soon. The Vine itself is six seconds of Carey trying to sync up with the vocal track to her song "We Belong Together." As Carey tries her very best, she can only pretend to lip-sync along with the vocal track. Eventually, she resorts to reaching out to her fans while smiling through the awkwardness. It's a thing of beauty.
The iconic meme is definitely a good omen for what to expect in the coming months. Take a look for yourself.
Mariah Carey Was Done With 2016
Mariah Carey's disgusted sign off after her disastrous performance is basically us to 2016 https://t.co/NPbuH53UDu— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 1, 2017
Sometimes you really can make art that imitates life.
Carey Was Trying Her Best
Carey definitely knocked it out of the park, all things considered.
When You're Trying To Hold It Together Until 2017
Me trying to hold it together to the very end of 2016 https://t.co/YaDxWGhGNz— ᴺᴷ georgia (@lemonadenormani) January 1, 2017
We all tried so hard to stay on top of it until the last second of the year.
Mariah Carey May Be Superhuman
Mariah Carey's singing is so powerful, it can be heard coming from her mouth when it's not open.https://t.co/4WNeyybYh7— Bill (@DefendWallSt) January 1, 2017
She is truly a wonder to behold.
This New Year's Resolution May Not Succeed
2017 goals: I'm going to finish what I start— MistyKnightsTwistOut (@Steph_I_Will) January 1, 2017
13 mins into 2017: https://t.co/FXYqbETQru
Not all resolutions are meant to succeed or even last the year.
When Mariah Carey Becomes Relatable To Students
When you SparkNote a book but the teacher asks who said what on page 46 in the second paragraph https://t.co/xBviBPsOa7— Gavin Mayes (@TheRealGMayes51) January 1, 2017
Carey understands your academic struggles, guys.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie Sequel Was Amazing
For my money, Carey may have actually done it better than Hilary Duff but let's be real: they're both amazing.
Just A Little Bit Of Shade
This is a gentle little nudge about famous lip-syncing pop divas, but it's all in good fun.
Her Performance Matched Our Happiness With 2016
Mariah is just as over 2016 as we are https://t.co/KG5I9hkvr5— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) January 1, 2017
Is it 2017 yet?
Don't Be Afraid To Mix Your Pop Culture References
Rain drop— Black People Vines (@BIackPplVids) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey's career ended before the ball dropped https://t.co/d5at5E7HBF
Never miss the opportunity to really make the moment fit in with the zeitgeist.