Better than last year: Mariah Carey's triumphant return to New Year's eve

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"I'm going to be like everybody else with no hot tea".

Ryan Seacrest will return once again as host of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, leading the traditional countdown to 2018, which is now in its 46th year.

"All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business", she told Entertainment Weekly past year. On top of that, only a true diva would withstand below freezing temperatures just to rock a hot, sparkly outfit. But as she was preparing for her next song, "Hero", Carey chose to take a much needed hot beverage break - there was only one problem.

Mariah Carey's second attempt at ringing in the New Year is fraught with peril and ice.

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But superstar Mariah Carey has proven she's a showbiz trouper by ringing in 2018 in spectacular style.

"Okay, well we'll just have to rough it", she added. Carey joked as she looked around for the promised cup to no avail, seemingly referencing 2017's show, where she struggled to hit high notes, blaming her problems on a malfunctioning earpiece and ABC. The action starts at 8:00 p.m. EST and goes on past New Year's Eve with an end time of 2:13 a.m. Mariah Carey will be returning to perform this year in Times Square along with Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, and Sugarland. They told me there would be tea, ' she said, but no hot drink materialized.

Mariah then belted out her iconic track Hero to the delight of the crowd.

MARIAH Carey paused her New Year's Eve performance in NY to demand some "hot tea" as she wowed the crowds in NY with an incredible performance. It's a shame she can't perform like she use to. She let everyone know, "Found my tea!"