For the first time, Ryan Seacrest is addressing Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance.
During his radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest, he defended the production crew of the live show. He said, “I know this team of producers. I’ve known these guys for years. I knew Dick Clark very, very well. This is a team that wants to do everything they can to accommodate any artist.”
Seacrest has been a part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since 2005. And this past year, he introduced Carey before she started singing, or her version of it. He hosts and also acts as executive producer of the show.
The media personality added, “We are in the business of wanting people to look good. And believe me, tricky things, tough things can happen. It happens on live television. You’ve seen artists before in a concert pull out their earpiece because something happens. Something could have happened in the ears. I wasn’t in those ears. It’s just unfortunate that it comes to all of this.”