TAKE TWO: Mariah Carey to return to New Year's Rockin' Eve

Posted December 24, 2017

The pop diva confirmed that she will return to Times Square in NY to ring in 2018, a year after she was humiliated by technical issues at the annual televised ball-drop. The performance went viral for all the wrong reasons.

In spite of the drama, executives from Dick Clark Productions and the ABC network announced on Friday that Carey will return to Times Square to perform as part of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31. She was visibly upset and at points stopped singing, despite a pre-recorded track playing in the background.

Well, it looks like Carey and New Year's Rockin' Eve producers have kissed and made up - and they're looking to put last years debacle far behind them and redeem themselves this upcoming year.

Carey and her team would later blast ABC producers for sabotaging her performance and vowed to never perform on the program ever again.

Carey should be a huge ratings lure, because last year's performance was so widely discussed. "See you in Times Square!" a statement from Carey and Dick Clark productions reads.

She half-heartedly mimed her way through her hit "Emotions", in what was meant to be the entertainment climax for the throngs waiting hours in the cold in Times Square.

For those who don't remember, Mariah Carey performed on the program previous year just before midnight, taking the stage for possibly the most disastrous performance of her career.

Carey, famed for her sweeping five-octave vocal range, was one of the best-selling artists of the 1990s. Pop sensations Camila Cabello and Nick Jonas and country duo Sugarland will also rock the mic. "Take 2", the performer tweeted about her return.