Mel: She doesn't have that voice anymore
Mel B was one of many people who watched Mariah Carrey struggle with technical difficulties during her New Year’s Eve performance at Times Square. The former Spice Girl, however, appeared to slam the fellow artist by suggesting she no longer has a great voice.
She shared on the daytime talk show The Real: “Maybe she doesn’t have that voice anymore. I hate to say it…
I think maybe she was having a rough day vocally and didn’t even want to attempt that when it actually came to singing live because some of the track was pre-recorded, all of the high notes, and some of it was just blank for her to sing live.”
And the America’s Got Talent judge was “in complete shock” as she witnessed the severity of the situation.
She explained: “I was watching, going, ‘What is going on over there?’ because I was trying to lip-synch along to her song, pretending I was Mariah, and then it all stopped, and then I looked over and I couldn’t believe what I was actually seeing.
As a performer, as somebody on TV, if something happens, you just keep going. Your first reaction is to not let silence go too long, so I was in complete shock. I was like, ‘Why did you let that happen?’ And this is Mariah, who’s an amazing singer and an amazing performer.”
Meanwhile, Mariah had recently discussed the unfortunate event, admitting she was left feeling humiliated.
“I haven’t really addressed the situation that happened on New Year’s Eve, and in time I will. But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year’s Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world.
It’s a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalise on circumstances beyond our control.”