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Mariah Carey makes it through Times Square new year set unscathed

Pop singer Mariah Carey has made it through her Times Square new year set cleanly after bungling it last year.

She sang her 1990s hits Vision Of Love and Hero on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, where revellers braved freezing temperatures to usher in 2018.

After Carey sang Vision Of Love she looked on stage for some hot tea she said she was promised, but it was not there. She quipped, "Oh, it's a disaster."

Last year it really was a disaster. Carey had technical difficulties during a live performance of her hit song Emotions. She stopped singing, paced the stage and told the audience to finish the lyrics for her.

Dick Clark Productions called Carey's claim it sabotaged her performance "absurd". But they worked out their differences.

Members of ABC's broadcast team congratulated Carey on making it through her performance the second time around. Seacrest asked Carey how she felt.

"I'm feeling a lot better than last year," she said, "when I had to get my own police escort."

It was the second-coldest Times Square New Year's Eve on record.

The temperature was only minus 12C (10F) close to midnight.

The coldest ball drop celebration was in 1917, when it was only minus 17C (1F).

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