It appears that pre-show soundcheck worked.
A tweet from the show declared the performance a "take two" from Carey, and she clearly aced it after a shaky first effort.
Another wrote, "Mariah Carey is singing on New Year's Eve again". "Just want to take a sip of tea if they'll let me", she told the audience between songs as she looked for the missing beverage. "Oh, it's a disaster". It's a disaster. O.K. Well, we'll just have to rough it. "I'll just be like everybody else with no hot tea", Carey complained. But as she was preparing for her next song, "Hero", Carey chose to take a much needed hot beverage break - there was only one problem.
2018 is off to quite a start. "We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is.Get these monitors on please", she said.
"Oh, I'm feeling a lot better than a year ago, when I had to get my own police escort to walk away", Carey said, after Seacrest asked how she was feeling. But it also led to a public battle between her and Dick Clark Productions as to who was at fault, with Carey's team charging sabotage with technical glitches, including a faulty ear piece, and Dick Clark productions denying the claims and claiming she hadn't rehearsed enough.
The 47-year-old pop diva had a trying time in 2017: she spent most of it embroiled in a nasty financial dispute with ex-fiance James Packer. After Hero finished, the camera went back to Seacrest.
It was billed as a comeback performance for the star after last year's NYE gig, which was plagued by numerous technical problems.
She was reportedly paid $3.5 million for her performance, which lasted around ten minutes.