She may have admirably swept the incident aside initially with a 'sh*t happens' tweet, but now Mariah Carey has admitted that she's 'mortified' about her New Year's Eve lip synching/concert calamity in New York.

As you'll no doubt be aware, the pop icon's headline slot at Times Square in New York didn't quite go to plan when she apparently couldn't hear the music, treated her dancers with undisguised disdain and then simply gave up pretending to even lip synch.

She tweeted the below the same night:

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, however, she blamed the people running the show for the mishap, admitting that she was 'mortified' and that it was a 'horrible' night.

"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 said. "I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time."

She added: "It's not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team. I am so appreciative of [my fans] and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve."