Followers baffled by Cyndi Lauper’s awkward NYE efficiency

Cyndi Lauper stated goodbye to 2020 in probably the most applicable manner: By giving a surprising, out-there efficiency on reside TV.

The 67-year-old pop star carried out “True Colours” and “Hope” on “Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” on ABC Thursday evening.

After being joined by Seacrest, Billy Porter and Lucy Hale for “True Colours,” Lauper’s glam crew tried to provide her touch-ups, main the singer to scream, “I’m on digicam! I’m on digicam!”

The chaotic efficiency known as to thoughts fellow diva Mariah Carey’s disastrous 2016 New 12 months’s Eve exhibiting, throughout which she was unable to listen to her personal music observe, in the end giving up and standing on the stage together with her mouth closed and a hand on her hip.

Cyndi Lauper performs in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Cyndi Lauper performs in Occasions Sq. on New 12 months’s Eve.REUTERS

“Nicely, pleased New 12 months. We will’t hear, however I’ll simply undergo the motions,” she huffed, later including, “I’m attempting to be sport right here.”

Lauper debuted “Hope” in the course of the preliminary coronavirus lockdown in March. However even that apparently wasn’t sufficient time to get the notes proper. On stage, she jumped round whereas making an attempt to sing in tune.

Twitter was fast to name out the less-than-ideal efficiency, with many calling out the awkward stylist second.

“Cyndi Lauper’s efficiency was the ultimate punishment for 2020,” wrote @Daviesallison1A.

“For those who thought 2020 couldnt worsen youre not watching this Cyndi Lauper efficiency #bigyikes,” posted @Scudpat.

“Cyndi Lauper and billy porter simply appeared like two 8 12 months olds placing on a ‘present’ for the adults with the intention of asking for a sleepover after,” said @alysha_share.

“The drunk aunts have taken over New 12 months’s Eve in Occasions Sq.,” joked @RetepM82.

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