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11 Super-Awkward Moments From This Year's New Year's Eve Shows

Meltdowns, off-key performances, and bizarre branding. Yup.

Now, we all knew that the New Year's Eve shows — like awards shows and other events — would be a little awkward this year. Between Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC and New Year's Eve on NBC, there were definitely a few hiccups.

Cyndi hosting the ball drop show
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Here are some of those awkward moments we all love:

1. For starters, it was a pretty empty Times Square because of COVID-19 restrictions.

no one: absolutely no one: the 17 planet fitness people dancing in times square for the last 4 hours:

Empty Times Square
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2. And the Planet Fitness branding was a lot — like, A LOT.

The Planet Fitness Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Men Times Square NYE Party is the best horror movie of 2020

Twitter: @formalsorcery

3. Jennifer Lopez bashed into the camera during her performance:

4. She also performed the vocally challenging Aerosmith song "Dream On," which definitely was not received well:

Didn’t think 2020 could get worse but then we get JLo singing Dream On by Aerosmith. #RockinEve

5. Cyndi Lauper had a rough time with her performance:

"2020 can’t get any worse, there’s just one hour left." cyndi lauper:

6. Mariah Carey corrected Andy when he said that she "recorded" the song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" instead of making it clear that she WROTE it. YES, MARIAH!

Mariah Carey reminding that she even WROTE the biggest christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is you"

Twitter: @CentralLamb

7. And J.Lo's performance audio interrupted Mariah's interview. :/ :/

Not Jlo performing while Mariah Carey speaks 😭😭 Andy AINT SH*T for mentioning Jlo lmaooooo

Twitter: @janetjackson_pr

8. Andy Cohen went off on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio:

Drunk Andy Cohen going off on Bill de Blasio to kick off 2021 with Anderson Cooper

9. Blake Shelton debuted his new song, "Minimum Wage," which features the out-of-touch lyrics, "Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage." In 2020, please, no.

blake shelton in a cowboy hat you’re welcome 😍😍

10. Jhené Aiko was mislabeled as Saweetie, SMH:

YOU MEAN @JheneAiko ???!!!!! THAT IS NOT @Saweetie 😭😭😭😭 #NewYearsRockinEve

11. And lastly, Dr. Jill Biden couldn't open up her confetti cannon:

Is this a preview of what we can expect in 2021?!? 🤣 #newyearsrockineve #rockineve #newyork #fail #biden #dud

Did we miss any? If you watched, let us know in the comments below!

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