The show goes on. After her pre-taped performance was canceled due to her being three hours late (she later apologized), Mariah Carey showed up on time and opened NBC’s 82nd annual tree lighting special “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday. Looking festive in all red, the Christmas queen performed her classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” live in New York City.
The special also featured performances from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper, Prince Royce, and more.
Mariah will headline her first annual Christmas extravaganza, “All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity,” at New York’s Beacon Theatre starting December 15. Tickets for all five shows are already sold out.
Watch Mimi kick off Christmas in the Big Apple.