{“data”:[{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Mariah Carey was once again part of the annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City, but unlike most years, Carey’s performance was _terrible._\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson was worried that [protests of the Eric Garner decision](\\-for\\-eric\\-garner\\-rally\\-to\\-coincide\\-with\\-tree\\-lighting\\-ceremony\\-on\\-boston\\-common\\-tonight/) were going to ruin the tree lighting ceremony, but Carey did a fine job ruining it all on her own, missing high note after high note and sounding worn out.\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Carey’s performance of her holiday hit \”All I Want for Christmas Is You\” was supposed to be pre\\-taped, but she was sent home by NBC execs after showing up three hours late for the taping, [according to TMZ.](\\-carey\\-nbc\\-gambles\\-she\\-is\\-performing\\-live/) In the end, they let Carey perform live, a mistake they likely won’t make again.\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”To be fair, Carey has been going through a lot lately. She allegedly missed her scheduled taping because she was talking with her lawyer about divorce settlement with husband Nick Cannon, according to TMZ. But one look at how last year’s \\(presumably taped\\) performance compared to this year’s should be enough to convince NBC execs to keep Carey on tape delay for future tree lightings. \n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”After the performance, Carey took to Twitter to apologize.\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”

Last night's situation was beyond my control. I apologize to all that showed up, you know that I would never want to disappoint you.

— Mariah Carey #MC20 (@MariahCarey) December 3, 2014

\n“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Be sure to check out [Deadspin’s video](\\-unedited\\-vocals\\-of\\-mariah\\-careys\\-awful\\-holida\\-1666529981) of Carey’s vocals isolated from the crowd noise. Actually on second thought, don’t check it out. You’ve suffered enough.\n\n_[\\[](\\-unedited\\-vocals\\-of\\-mariah\\-careys\\-awful\\-holida\\-1666529981)h/t Deadspin\\]_\n”}}]}