Mariah Carey “didn’t show up” to pre-record her performance at the switching on of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights.
The star took to the stage at the iconic venue in New York last night but it’s been revealed TV bosses intended for her to pre-record the Christmas songs ahead of the live show, but she never arrived for filming.
A source shared: “The diva was supposed to pre-tape her performance of Christmas songs like she’s done before. The show is live Wednesday, but producers have learned their lesson with her over the years and that they must pre-tape her. She always shows up late. On Tuesday night, she didn’t show up at all.”
The ‘We Belong Together’ hitmaker is said to have kept producers, staff and crew from NBC waiting in the rain for three hours when she failed to show up at the recording session for the 82nd annual tree lighting extravaganza.
The source added: “They left without seeing Mariah and now producers are scrambling to figure out what to do since NBC has already advertised she is a part of the show, and usually a big draw for it as well.”