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Carey shrugs off NYE show blunder

AAP logoAAP 1/01/2017 Sherna Noah

Pop diva Mariah Carey has attempted to shrug off a disastrous New Year's Eve performance after suffering mishaps in front of millions of fans.

The 46-year-old took to the stage in New York in one of the biggest events planned to ring in 2017.

But the singer appeared to have technical difficulties during the set, broadcast live from Times Square.

At the end of her performance she abruptly walked off stage and signed off with: "It just don't get any better."

Mariah Carey performs in Times Square © Provided by AAP Mariah Carey performs in Times Square

She had told the crowd: "I'm trying to be a good sport here."

Carey stopped singing her song Emotions, paced the stage and told the audience to finish the lyrics for her.

"We can't hear. We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is," she said.

Then, appearing to give up attempting to lip sync, she said: "I'm going to say let the audience sing, okay?"

She added: "I wanted a holiday too, can I not have one?"

Carey, who recently split from her billionaire Australian fiance James Packer, attempted to shrug off the problems with a post on Twitter, with sad face and crying with laugher emojis.

"Shit happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017," she wrote.

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