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Penampilan Buruk Mariah Carey di Malam Tahun Baru Tuai Berbagai Perdebatan

Penampilan Buruk Mariah Carey di Malam Tahun Baru Tuai Berbagai Perdebatan

Pihak Mariah Carey dan produser acara pergantian tahun tersebut saling membela diri dari kecaman publik.

Penampilan Mariah Carey di Times Square saat malam pergantian tahun menuai banyak cibiran dari khalayak. Dalam penampilan tersebut, Mariah Carey nampak sangat terlihat bahwa dirinya melakukan lip sync. Bukan permasalahan lip sync yang menjadi fokus utama, namun Carey sangat terlihat buruk karena pelafalan bibir dan lagu yang tidak sinkron. Saat aksi panggungnya pada tanggal 31 Desember 2016 tersebut, Carey pun sempat menyatakan kekesalannya atas gangguan di penampilannya tersebut.

“Well, happy New Year! We can’t hear, but I’ll just get through the moment, okay,” ungkapnya ketika hendak menyanyikan lagunya yang berjudul “Emotions”. Kekesalannya terus berlanjut hingga lagu berikutnya yang berjudul “I Feel”. “We didn’t have a (sound) check for this song, so we’ll just say it went to No. 1, and that’s what it is. Okay,” gerutunya sambil berjalan mengitari panggung. Kondisi ini terus berlanjut hingga penampilan terakhirnya di lagu “We Belong Together”. Dengan kesal, ia mengatakan, “Now this is the album version, so I’m just going to let you put this thing on me and sing along.” Kekesalannya tentu tak bisa ditutupi, hingga ia menutup penampilannya dengan ungkapan, “That was… amazing.”


Kekacauan ini tentu membuat Mariah Carey mendapat cemoohan dari banyak orang. Untuk meluruskan permasalahan yang terjadi, pihak manajemen pelantun “Hero” ini langsung angkat bicara. “We told them (the stage managers) that the in-ears were not working 10 minutes before the performance. They then changed the battery pack, and they were still not working on the frequency four minutes before the show,” ungkap Stella Bulochnikov, manager dari Mariah Carey. 

“We let them know again, and they just kept counting her down and reassuring her that they will work as soon as they go live, which never happened—at which point she pulled them out but could not hear the music over the crowd,” lanjut Bulochnikov. “I asked him why would they want to run a performance with mechanical glitches unless they just want eyeballs at any expense. It’s not artist friendly, especially when the artist cut her vacation short as a New Year’s Eve gift to them,” lanjut Stella.

Dengan kondisi tersebut, pihak Mariah Carey sempat mengatakan bahwa produser acara tersebut, Dick Clark Production, sengaja membuat penampilan Carey tidak maksimal. Tudingan tersebut pun segera dibantah oleh pihak Dick Clark Production. “As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists,” ungkapnya pada pernyataan resmi. 


“In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that (Dick Clark Productions) had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance,” tegasnya. “We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry,” tutup mereka dalam pernyataan resmi tersebut.

Meski kedua pihak seolah tidak ingin disalahkan, namun ada kesepahaman yang telah terjadi di antara mereka, yaitu penampilan buruk tersebut murni kesalahan teknis—bukan kesalahan Mariah Carey. Sayangnya, masih banyak netizen yang mengejek penampilan dari sang Diva tersebut. “Sh—happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017,” tulis Carey di Twitter-nya menanggapi kritikan atas penampilannya.

Memang, terkadang kesalahan teknis tidak bisa dihindari. Namun, kita tentu tahu persis bahwa kehebatan Mariah Carey sebagai penyanyi tidak dapat dipungkiri. Even though there were some troubles in your performance, we still do believe that you are one of the greatest artist alive, Mariah. Anda tentu setuju, kan?

(Shilla Dipo)

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