Cyndi Lauper said goodbye to 2020 in the most appropriate way: by delivering a shocking outdoor performance on live TV.
The 67-year-old pop star performed “True Colors” and “Hope” at Rockin ‘Eve With Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Day at ABC Thursday evening.
After Seacrest, Billy Porter, and Lucy Hale joined her in True Colors, the glamorous Lauper team tried to give her the finishing touches, leading the singer to yell, “I’m in front of the camera! I’m on camera!”
The chaotic performance evoked the mind of the fellow singer Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Years Eve 2016 showShe could not hear her song track, and in the end she gave up and stood on stage with her mouth shut, hand on her hip.
“Well, Happy New Year. We can’t hear, but I’ll get in on the moves,” she said silently, adding later, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
Uber for the first time ‘Hope’ during the initial coronavirus lockdown in March. But even that wasn’t enough time to take notes properly. On stage, she jumped while trying to sing harmoniously.
Twitter was quick to call the less-than-perfect performer, with many calling for the designer’s embarrassing moment.
“Cindy Lauber’s performance was the final penalty for 2020,” he wrote Embed a Tweet.
“Cindy Lauber and Billy Porter looked like two 8-year-olds making an adult ‘show’ for the purpose of asking for overnight stay afterwards,” Alysha_share said.
“Drunk aunts have taken over New Year’s Eve in Times Square,” he joked. Trustworthy.