After receiving backlash last year for her 2017 New Year’s Eve performance, Mariah Carey attempted to redeem herself this year after being invited back to perform at Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 tv special.
Carey braved the frigid New York temperature of ten degrees to perform two of her signature hits Vision of Love” and “Hero” in New York’s Times Square. She also took a moment to mock and address last year’s mishap saying, “Just want to take a sip of tea if they let me. They told me there would be tea. Oh, it’s a disaster,” she said, grinning. “Okay, we’ll just have to rough it. I’m gonna be just like everybody else with no hot tea.”