Depending on the language of the contract, Mariah could sue Dick Clark Productions for breach of contract for failing to provide what she needed or even reasonably expected in order for her to perform properly thus causing her to suffer damage to her reputation. On the flip side, Dick Clark Productions may also have a breach of contract claim because Mariah, being a very experienced singer, should have been able to work through the “technical glitches” in a more professional way and one in which fulfilled the requirements mandated by the contract.
The finger pointing has already begun with Mariah’s camp saying Dick Clark Productions engaged in acts of sabotage against her and Dick Clark Productions camp saying it was Mariah’s decision not to do a sound check herself, and, the sound was just fine — ear piece or not.
With more than 2 million people in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, millions more watching at home, and the millions Mariah likely received for her performance, there’s a lot at stake here. But how about a shout out for the dancers? They seemed to handle it all in stride!