When her "New Year's Rockin' Eve" performance fell to pieces on live television last week, Mariah Carey brushed it off with a tweet: "(Expletive) happens. ... Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
The internet is still buzzing over all that happened — an allegedly faulty earpiece, lazy lip syncing, the wrong song being played and Carey's own poor handling of the disaster.
The debacle has taken on a life of its own, prompting allegations, denials, parodies, online memes and more. (Carey also famously botched a live televised performance at the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony in 2014.)
The fact is, any well-choreographed performance can spiral out of control and become the next viral sensation. Here are some memorable examples of performances gone awry thanks to technical difficulties, gaffes, meltdowns, malfunctions and even pigeons.