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9 Awkward Moments From All The New Year's Eve Specials

A messy couple of shows for a messy year.

This year, there were a bunch of New Year's Eve specials. We had Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton's on Peacock, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper's sober show on CNN, Don Lemon's, and more. And as with any TV special or awards show situation, there were plenty of awkward moments.

2023 Happy New Year! and confetti

Here are some of the best:

1. Sia sang over Paris Hilton during her "Stars Are Blind" moment and kinda stole her thunder, UGH:

omg paris hilton joining miley cyrus and sia to sing ‘stars are blind’!!

Peacock / Via Twitter: @PopCulture2000s

Sia trying to outsing Miley and Paris

Twitter: @thegoodwar

2. Andy Cohen said this to Nick Cannon:

Nick Cannon responds to Andy Cohen telling him “you’re single-handedly populating the earth. What’s your plan? A vasectomy?”: “You want me to get a vasectomy? My body, my choice.” https://t.co/3Bcn4CPbQh

CNN / Via Twitter: @PopCrave

3. Dolly suffered a lip sync fail during her performance of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" with Miley:

Dolly and Miley onstage with caption "Lip sync track plays"

4. People noted how consistently off-key David Byrne was during his multiple performances during Miley and Dolly's New Year's special:

a blue suited man has rushed the stage at the miley special to play karaoke with sia and is hitting absolutely none of the notes

Twitter: @ryanschouten

5. Andy Cohen went on a rant about needing tequila, just a few days after heavy discussion of his on-air drinking...

“I NEED TEQUILA!!!! HONESTLY!!!” - Andy Cohen A mood. #CNNNYE

Twitter: @sammybrods

6. ...and then shaded Ryan Seacrest, who said it was a good idea that they were staying sober this year:

LOVE @andy's rant about random confetti - I AM HERE FOR THIS! #CNNNYE

CNN / Via Twitter: @U2isABLE

7. ABC's camera operators reportedly missed the "ball drop moment," and people were mad:

@ABC Congrats on ruining everybody's ball drop. Its not that hard you point a camera at the fucking ball and countdown. You fucked it up in every regard. You didn't show the ball dropping and you were a minute behind.

Twitter: @lilcubo335

8. Kevin Hart cursed on CNN and said it was "bullshit" that Andy and Anderson couldn't drink:

"This is absolute bullshit... I'm pissed these two guys are sober!" @KevinHart4real on the fact @andy & @andersoncooper are not drinking alcohol. #CNNNYE

CNN / Via Twitter: @JoPrestonTV

9. And lastly, John Stamos shaded Andy and Anderson in this awkward clip:

Stamos speaks the truth. #CNNNYE #JohnStamos #CNN #NewYearsEve

Twitter: @ACinPhilly

Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Correction: An earlier version of this post included a tweet about Don Lemon, who got his ear pierced live on CNN in 2016.