Even if you didn't tune in to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on Saturday, you probably heard about a certain part of the celebration — and nope, it wasn't the ball drop. Before officially kicking off 2017, Mariah Carey had a confusing New Year's Eve performance. Due to technical difficulties, things didn't go as planned. She claimed she didn't soundcheck the song "Emotions," which came on during the medley. So instead, she let the fans sing. Social media had a field day with the blunder. Tons of people posted tweets and jokes about Carrie's New Year's Rockin' Eve performance.
Following the incident, Carey's rep released 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."
In all honesty, Carey handled the mishap like a champ. She didn't seem phased at all and instead pointed out it was a number one song when it came out. And at least there's another upside: Technically this performance happened during the final moments of 2016, meaning it's so last year.
Still, since people can't stop talking about it, here's a round up of the best jokes and memes about Carey's performance.
when you didn't do any work for the group project and it's your turn to present a slide https://t.co/L7Kcj8Gm3h— Josi 🌸 (@SlowDownLauren) January 1, 2017
Oops, this is way too relatable.
The Power Of Mariah
mariah carey's singing is so powerful, it can be heard coming from her mouth when it's not open 😍😍https://t.co/fzxx5z3Jvm— ㅤ (@miIeysexual) January 1, 2017
Now that's a serious skill.
Everyone in Times Square was singing Mariah Carey except Mariah Carey. #lipsyncfail2016— Becky Stark (@stark_becky) January 1, 2017
The Best GIF
Mariah Carey to Mariah Carey's NYE performance pic.twitter.com/tvUHaIxlaS— Devin Walker (@Hendrixhero987) January 1, 2017
Perfect use of the perfect Carey meme.
Forever A Meme Queen
I’m okay with having Mariah Carey’s New Years performance be the first meme of 2017.— Michi D yo (@Michellexdianax) January 1, 2017
I'm equally OK with this.
The Little Mermaid
2016 was channeling The Little Mermaid and ended the year by stealing Mariah Carey's voice.— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) January 1, 2017
A+ Disney reference.
I'm choosing to believe Mariah Carey's performance was an artistic reinterpretation of the 2016 Presidential election.— Chanda Powell Fowler (@snarkystiletto) January 1, 2017
It suddenly all makes sense.
The Ultimate Response
And the best joke of all comes from Carey herself. She posted her own meme on Instagram and wrote, "Sh*t happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
Let's all channel our inner Carey in 2017 — laughing at our own mistakes and moving on.