Mariah Carey’s Manager Says Her NYE Performance Should Have Been Edited

Ford Springer | Contributor

Mariah Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, is continuing to blame the producers of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” for the singer’s disastrous performance on live television.

Carey was in the middle of singing her song “Emotions” Saturday night when something went horribly wrong with her vocals. The 46-year-old singer tried to continue for several minutes before removing her earpiece and calling off the show. (Sabotage? Drama Surrounding Mariah Carey’s NYE Disaster Heats Up)

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Stephanie Keith)

Bulochnikov is “furious” about how the performance was handled and is still laying all of the blame on the producers of the show, according to Entertainment Tonight. “They could have cut to a commercial, they could have edited the West Coast feed to make her look good,” Bulochnikov said in defense of Carey.

She did backtrack slightly from what Carey’s team initially claimed: that the performance was “sabotaged” and set up to fail.

“So when we say words like sabotage,” Bulochnikov continued, “I’m not saying you intentionally decided, ‘Hey! We’re gonna sabotage Mariah Carey tonight.'” (RELATED: Mariah Carey’s Disastrous New Year’s Eve Performance)

The DCP released a statement after Mariah’s team accused them of sabotage claiming they “had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance.” But Bulochnikov still disagrees and told ET “there are a myriad, a million ways” the could have fixed it at the least for the West Coast viewers, “because the people deserve better.”

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Stephanie Keith)

As for the singer herself, Carey told Entertainment Weekly she’s “of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as [she] was in real time.”

“It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future,” she added. “But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside my own team.”

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