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Mariah Carey catches flak for Christmas performance

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Mariah Carey

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano

Mariah Carey hit a low note with fans this week.

The 44-year-old botched her live performance of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" during the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, after leading fans to believe she wouldn't be performing at all.

The stir started on Tuesday when Carey failed to show up on time to her pre-taping, leaving fans disappointed and her cast and crew shivering in the cold, according to

But instead of ditching the performance, she decided to sing live and after missing the high notes and audibly straining to get through her song, Carey sent Twitter into a firestorm.

"@MariahCarey sounds a lot better when she lip syncs," and "Stop pointing at the notes Mariah, they're not happening. #RockCenterXMAS" were just some of the hate-tweets. Deadspin dubbed her holiday performance "awful" and "tone-deaf." Unfortunately, her poor performance wasn't an isolated incident. In October, fans leaked videos of cringeworthy concerts from her Japan tour, where she also failed to hit high notes that once dominated her concerts.

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