"They told me there would be tea", the 47-year-old singer told the audience after opening the show with her 1990 hit "Vision Of Love".
Extremely pleased with Mariah's performance, a slew of Twitter users congratulated the songstress for a job well done.
A year ago it really was a disaster.
On Sunday, the diva took the stage at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, despite the unfortunate and somewhat disastrous performance that plagued the ears and eyes of everyone last year. "We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is". Carey finished the set without issue, singing live but leaving "too little space for the freewheeling attitude that truly distinguishes her", per the Times. She finally got her hot tea.
We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is... One viewer wrote, "The first time life throws you a curve in 2018, just remember: Mariah Carey made it through without her hot tea".
Dropping the fabulous props and backing dancers of the previous year, the music icon stripped it all back for a simple, powerful rendition of two of her biggest ballads during the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve show. "She played it off but was a little mad", the insider adds. May the rest of Mariah's 2018 be fantastic, and filled with lots and lots of hot tea. Sure. But in pop the best deliver something beyond technique - some eruption of drama or comedy or outrage like the one Carey provided in 2016 with her lovable star-turn meltdown.