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Mariah Carey to perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Carey has been lined up to perform at the annual festive event, 12 months after her New Year's Eve performance was plagued by technical hitches.

A screengrab of Mariah Carey during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Picture: Twitter/@MariahCarey.

Mariah Carey will perform during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, just 12 months after her disastrous New Year's Eve performance.

The We Belong Together hitmaker has been lined up to perform at the annual festive event, just 12 months after her New Year's Eve performance was plagued by technical hitches.

A joint statement from Dick Clark Productions and Carey said: "We can all agree that last year didn't go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. See you in Times Square!"

She had previously admitted she felt "vilified" after the performance, which saw her singing out of time with the music.

She said: "I didn't obsess over the New Year's Eve thing. I mean, I was upset about the fact that people didn't understand, but it's like, I can only explain it like this to you. It's like I'm the only one that has to make five million comebacks... For me there are different rules, I don't know why. I don't know why it's not OK that I was just vilified by the situation.

"It's very difficult, especially the way the business is now. I truly love music and always have. It's not like ... 'Oh, here's a way to get famous.' It wasn't any of those things. It was my release, it was my everything and it still is. So I think that I'm just grateful that people still tune in."

At the time, Mariah and her manager blamed "everybody" for the performance, which was described as a "mess".

Speaking about the mishap, she said: "It was a mess, and I blame everybody. And I blame myself for not leaving after rehearsal. I used to get upset by things. This was out of my control, and had everything not been such a total chaotic mess, then I would have been able to make something happen. Even the dancers should have stopped dancing and helped me off the f***ing stage. I'm sorry."

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