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ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage gets off to a ‘cringeworthy’ start

ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage gets off to a ‘cringeworthy’ start as viewers pan Casey Donovan’s lip synched recorder performance: ‘The worst thing of the year’

The ABC’s live New Year’s Eve coverage was panned by viewers within minutes of the showing starting on the network. 

It opened with singer Casey Donovan covering 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) by Lizzo while playing the recorder with a group of children in a lip synched pre-recorded segment. 

Viewers posted to Twitter to pan the performance, which also included Casey interacting with a teddy bear as she searched for ‘the vibes’ to ‘save New Year’s Eve’. 

The ABC’s live New Year’s Eve coverage was panned by viewers within minutes of the showing starting on the network. It opened with singer Casey Donovan (pictured) covering 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) by Lizzo while playing the recorder with a group of children in a lip synched pre-recorded segment

‘What monster thought it was a good idea to include recorders in the ABC Early Night NYE show?!’ one person wrote.

‘Bracing myself for the expected laughs from the ABC NYE fireworks broadcast… not cause it’s a comedy, but because it’s always a train wreck!’ another said.

Someone else wrote: ‘I must be the wrong audience for the ABC New Year’s Eve entertainment – this is terrabad – the ‘vibe’ is off, it’s not smart, it’s not clever, and it’s definitely not funny’. 

Viewers posted to Twitter to pan the performance, which also included Casey interacting with a teddy bear in a pink glitter shirt as she searched for 'the vibes' to 'save New Year's Eve'

Viewers posted to Twitter to pan the performance, which also included Casey interacting with a teddy bear in a pink glitter shirt as she searched for ‘the vibes’ to ‘save New Year’s Eve’

‘The #NYEABC broadcast continues to be the worst thing of the year’ one more said, while another chimed in, ‘OMG…this is terrible viewing’. 

‘This cannot have started any worse. No humour, no talent, no idea’ one more person tweeted. 

‘Why does the ABC make the early section of its broadcast so cringeworthy? Just do the songs LIVE and have fun without these woeful setups’ entertainment reporter Rob McKnight wrote. 

'This cannot have started any worse. No humour, no talent, no idea' one more person tweeted

‘This cannot have started any worse. No humour, no talent, no idea’ one more person tweeted

Another person wrote: ‘Casey Donovan can really sing, but she’s no good at lip synching’. 

‘Some one please save Big Ted from this s**t show, Casey couldn’t of been paid enough for this crap’ someone else said. 

Others enjoyed the show, with one person tweeting: ‘Annual tweet: Give Casey Donovan her own variety show. She is a marvel.’

One more agreed: ‘I’m sure it’s a peak of @CaseyDonovan and @rhysnicholson’s careers to be threatening a CGI potato dinosaur and parenting a grown man in a seal suit. This is ICONIC’. 

Others enjoyed the show, with one person tweeting: 'Annual tweet: Give Casey Donovan her own variety show. She is a marvel'

Others enjoyed the show, with one person tweeting: ‘Annual tweet: Give Casey Donovan her own variety show. She is a marvel’

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