The pop star’s live performance in front of thousands in New York’s Time Square experienced many problems as she complained of sound difficulties and struggled to sing alongside her backing vocals and track leaving her unable to hear the music.

Carey was live on the channel ABC just before midnight and began singing with Auld Lang Syne, which appeared to go smoothly however it was during her 1991 hit emotions that trouble hit.

Complaining that she could not hear anything, she did not sing for much of the track and her dancers led her through an awkward and off beat stage routine.

She told the crowd: "I want a holiday, too. Can I not have one? I'm trying to be a good sport here.”

The problems continued throughout her next song, We Belong Together where Carey lowered her microphone but could still be heard singing on a pre-recorded track.

The star who appeared visibly unhappy said "It just don't get any better," at the end of t

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