Mariah Carey "so fortunate" to perform on New Year's

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Mariah Carey so fortunate to perform on New Year's |
Mariah Carey hit the stage at the infamous Nikki Beach in Saint Barth on New Year's Eve with a glass of champagne in hand to belt out her hits for revellers. "It was a night I'll remember for a long, long time. I feel so fortunate to have hosted New Years Eve in the middle of paradise at Nikki Beach Saint Barth," she told

With the dance floor filled, the 48-year-old grabbed the mic and sang for over an hour serenading guests who danced and sang along with hits including Hero, Always Be My Baby and We Belong Together. In classic Mariah fashion, a source close to the performer also told that she took to the stage with a glass of Perrier-Jou√ęt champagne in hand. She later told revellers that she was "thrilled" to be back in Saint Barth.

The island was left in ruin after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean in August and September 2017. Mariah was hosting the evening, and was joined by pals including boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. They stayed for four hours, also enjoying a sit-down dinner. The exclusive event, one of the island's first major events since the hurricane, saw fireworks light up the night sky overlooking Saint Jean Bay when the clock rang 12.

In 2016 Mariah made a bit of a boob when her backing track messed up and left her not knowing what the heck was going on while performing in Times Square for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. She ended up singing the wrong parts of her songs and at times appearing to be unable to even lip sync properly. Naturally, she received a fair bit of backlash for her car crash performance, and she responded in the best way by simply giving a massive shoulder shrug with a tweet that read: "Shit happens."


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