She started saying, "That was," then she paused and finally finished by saying, "amazing."
For her last song, "We Belong Together" Carey makes it clear she was lip-syncing on stage, and did not do a very good job of hiding it. At the very end of the performance you can hear Carey say, "It’s not going to get better," and then walks off the stage.
Social media took her performance hard, with many people comparing it to 2016 "taking its final victim" and "killing her career."
"Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle," one poster tweeted.
It ended an embarrassing day for Carey, whose staffers were so unfamiliar with schedule at Times Square that they asked "what time exactly does the ball drop," according to news reports.
More than 1 million Times Square revelers watched the crystal ball's descent that signaled the start of 2017.