One of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions is watching the biggest names in music perform at celebrations across the world. While most usually hit it out of the park, there have been plenty of memorable cringe-worthy performances. From Mariah Carey’s “horrible New Year’s Eve” to Macklemore’s awful wardrobe selection, read on to see who made OK!’s list.
Macklemore rocked New Year’s Eve in 2014 with Ryan Lewis. His performance wasn’t as bad as his wardrobe. He rapped “Thrift Shop/Can’t Hold Us Down” while dressed in a poncho live from Times Square.
Back when One Direction was a band, they took the stage at New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 2015. But their performance of “Steal My Girl” was kind of like an omen of the breakup that was to come. Zayn Malik didn’t seem like he wanted to be there, and he barely even gave the audience that high note at the end of the song!
Finally, our number one for worst New Year’s Eve performances goes to none other than the Diva herself, Mariah. The singer’s lip-synching debacle in 2017 became the talk of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. She later blamed production and said, “It’s a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control.”
Who tops your list of the best worst NYE performances? Let us know in the comments.