Mariah Carey Avoids Question About New Year's Performances: 'Can We Not Get into Past Moments?'

Mariah Carey deferred a question about her past New Year's Eve performances from Ryan Seacrest during the E! Golden Globe Awards red carpet show

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Mariah Carey is done with talking about her past New Year’s Eve performances.

The singer stopped Ryan Seacrest from discussing her part in the last two Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest shows during the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet.

“Last time I saw you it was sub zero temperatures, you were up on stage for New Year’s Eve, you delivered an amazing performance, how did you feel about the reaction?” Seacrest, 43, asked Carey during E!’s red carpet show. “People loved it.”

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“Can we not get into past moments?” Carey, 47, cut in.

Carey had unfortunate — but memorable — sound problems during her New Year’s Eve performance in 2016, when she was unable to hear her backup singers.

“Well, Happy New Year! We can’t hear, but I’ll just get through the moment,” she said while struggling to sing.

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She got a redo at the 2017 New Year’s Eve show, and successfully sang her song “Visions of Love” — though she did miss out on the cup of tea she wanted to get through the frigid temperatures.

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“I was told there would be tea. Oh, it’s a disaster!” she told the audience. “Okay well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m gonna be like everybody else with no hot tea.”

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Carey is nominated for best original song at the Golden Globe Awards, for her song “The Star,” for the animated movie of the same name.

The 75th annual Golden Globes are presented live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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