Mariah Carey got her redemption with a fabulous New Year's Eve performance

Mariah Carey got her redemption with a fabulous New Year's Eve performance

Mariah Carey got her redemption with a fabulous New Year's Eve performance

Returning to ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" following her lip-sync fiasco last year on the annual television special, Mariah Carey sang perfectly acceptable renditions of two of her best-known power ballads while wearing a sparkly low-cut gown that defied the brutally cold temperatures in New York's Times Square on Sunday night.

REUTERS/Stephanie KeithMariah Carey during her New Year's Eve performance in Times Square in NY on December 31, 2016.

However it wasn't just her vocals that stole the show, instead, fans went insane when the singer stopped mid set to ask for a hot cup of tea.

Carey also poked fun at herself on Instagram following her New Year's Eve performance.

"I'm just going to take a sip of tea if they'll let me".

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Despite not having her much needed hot tea before the performance, Mariah gave a stellar show.

Host Ryan Seacrest asked Carey how she felt following her performance to which she replied, "I'm feeling a lot better than previous year, when I had to get my own police escort".

The incident ricocheted instantly across the internet, with detractors giddily proclaiming that Carey had lost the singing ability that made her a star in the early 1990s. "We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is".

This time, she personally sound-checked the performance hours in advance.

The pop star managed to create the first meme of 2018 after pausing between songs to question the lack of hot tea at her show. In sub-zero wind chill, who could blame her? I'm going to be just like everybody else with no hot tea. After Hero finished, the camera went back to Seacrest.

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