Let's get real. By any means, 2016 was not ideal. We had to deal with the less-than-exhilarating election (which I'm sure I can speak for a lot of people when I say that most headlines I read made my brain melt), huge celebrity deaths, heightened police brutality, the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, and so much more. I didn't exactly know how to go about this frightening series of events, but what I do know is that I am so ready that 2017 is finally here.

I mean seriously, let's just talk about it. In just the last minutes of 2016, Mariah Carey had an uncomfortable "performance," in which audiences were left cringing and unexcited. What might have started as an attempt to avoid messing up on national television, morphed into a mistake of mass proportions. Poor Mariah's sound crew is definitely in for an ass whooping on this otherwise fine January day. Mariah Carey was caught lip-syncing and was, unfortunately, unable to get back on track. Even Mariah was left speechless.

I definitely feel for Mariah Carey, mostly because what happened to her onstage would definitely happen to me. Once in high school I was reciting a slam poem and completely fell down the stairs on stage in front of tons of people, but at least even that wasn't as excruciating to watch. Her efforts to scrape whatever remaining dignity off the floor were quickly thrown away when even the host didn't save her from this painful showcase. Dear ABC, sometimes the "The Show Must Go On" mentality isn't always the most helpful with program ratings.

Many took to twitter after Mariah's series of onstage awkward silences (only to be followed by strained whistle tones, of course):

If you thought your New Years Eve was rough, turning on the television to ABC's Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve 2017 during Mariah's performance would have definitely made you feel better.

The whole 2016 year was rough, but somehow there's comfort in knowing that you weren't the only victim.

But, at least the starlet took her failure well:


If Mariah Carey can walk out of a potentially scarring onstage mess-up like that, I have so much hope for my life in 2017. Let's all take her advice and try not to dwell on our mistakes.