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Mariah Carey's New Year's Rockin' Eve Comeback Was a Total Success

Allie Gemmill is an avid writer, cinephile, Ravenclaw, and pizza enthusiast. She regularly writes on film and television with a special focus on women’s involvement & influence in Hollywood. Additionally, she has bylines at Bustle, Keyfr...

Mariah Carey was unshakeable on New Year's Eve

You know, you have to hand it to Mariah Carey. When it's time for her to step up and really perform, she's a consummate professional; she knows how to make a performance truly memorable.

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That's exactly what she did on New Year's Eve as all eyes were watching her closely during her return performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. E! News reported on her sound check earlier in the day, noting that Carey was quite smiley and seemingly positive about the way her sound check went. For many, there were doubts, nerves and worries about how things would go during the actual performance, not only because of what happened during her New Year's Eve 2016 performance, but also owing to the fact that it was purported to be one of the coldest New Year's Eves on record. For Carey, who likes to perform live whenever possible, those cold conditions meant havoc could be wreaked on her voice, and thus, we'd end up with a repeat of 2016. Thankfully, that didn't seem to be in the cards.

Instead, Carey was looking positive and pleased as punch with her sound check, so it's no surprise she went into her New Year's Eve performance not only looking like a million bucks but sounding like it too. Positivity can have a renewing and uplifting effect, you know.

And so, sporting a massive white fur coat, Carey launched into her performance. As E! News reported, she performed a medley version of "Vision of Love" and "Hero," not once sounding shaky or as if she couldn't hear the backing track. Carey is a consummate professional. After this performance, we shouldn't doubt her one iota.

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It looks like her performance also received mixed to positive reviews from viewers who weren't half-frozen in Times Square listening to her — the Twitter crowd. While some expressed confusion and shadiness about Carey's diva-like quips in between songs about there being no hot tea on stage for her voice (hey, this is Mariah Carey we're talking about), it seems like overall many were excited to see her have such a good performance.

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It was a bit of a nail-biter up until the moment it happened, but there's no doubt Carey's latest New Year's Eve performance was a triumph.

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