The long collaboration between Mariah Carey and Anthony Burrell, her artistic director and choreographer, is over. The diva made this decision after her disastrous performance New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
A source tells us the employee “was not fired” by the singer but they have decided to part ways over creative differences. He says that he made a “bad decision” on the night of December 31 in New York.
According to the reports Burrell chose to remove the backup singers from the stage in order to be able to accommodate more dancers.
However, the 46-year-old could not count on any help when her audio failed. “If (the chorus) had been on stage, they could have heard the music, catch the ball for Mariah and save her performance,” another source said.
Mariah Carey and her team quickly used the word “sabotage” to explain this flop on live TV and before the thousands in the crowd. Carey alleges the company Dick Clark Production, messed with her performances on purpose.
On January 4th, still in shock, Burrell reacted to this painful moment of television via Twitter. “I was unable to watch the performance on New Year’s Eve. After 30 seconds of direct, the boss (Mariah Carey) could not hear her voice in her ear. #coeurbrise,” he wrote.
Maybe instead of placing blame on everyone else, the aging singer should take some responsibility for her own issues – mainly she can’t sing, or at the very least, can no longer hit her signature high notes. The internet is rife with searches like “Funny Mariah Carey Lip Synch Fails” and “How To Tell Mariah Carey Is Lip Syncing.”
It’s just too bad in this day-and-age with a constant bombardment of news, we quickly move on to the next scandal.
Mariah knows this too and before long she’ll be back on stage making more money in a night than most families make in a year.