American Idol judge, Mariah Carey, wore one of her typically tight dresses to her GMA summer concert series performance today, and just as she was set to begin, the back of her Versace dress popped open.

Mariah, a tad embarrassed, but taking the unexpected wardrobe malfunction in stride, twirled to show the audience the back of her broken dress. “What should we call this,” joked Mariah as the host grabbed the straps of the singer’s outfit to keep “the girls” in place, “the Central Park saga?”

As a wardrobe person scurried to the stage to fuss with the back of her dress, Mariah cracked, “Hey, I’ll just hold them up the whole time!” Helpfully, the host held up her notes to protect from any possible embarrassing reveals.

Eventually, the show went to commercial to allow Mariah to “adjust” and all was well when they returned from break.

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  • johnkay

    she also said “oh s*it” at another point and was an overall mess

  • Larc

    There’s no excuse for clothes of this supposed quality to malfunction. Unless there was much more Mariah crammed into the dress than it was designed to accommodate.

  • Deon Oxivar

    HEY BUT SHE SANG LIVE THOUGH ;)

  • Incipit

    “…there was much more Mariah crammed into the dress than it was designed to accommodate.”

    Heh. That would be it – like a stress fracture. Or six pounds of stuff in a five pound sack. Something has to give.

    As a retired costumer – I have to give the minions extra credit for fixing that during a commercial break – even if they sewed or super glued Mariah into the dress – fast work!

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    That she was. She also sounded horrible! I understood, all of a sudden, why she didn’t sing live at the finale. She really was bad.

  • Larc

    Maybe she would sound better if she wore clothes she could breathe in.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yep. Can’t deny the laws of physics. lol

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    It sure wouldn’t hurt! lol

  • http://twitter.com/cindydesigns Cindy Moniz

    Oh, Mariah. Just buy clothes that fit you properly.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that would fit with her image. lol

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I didn’t think she sounded bad.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    It was pretty funny. I think Mariah’s costumers & designers should consider stretch fabrics.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that would fit with her image. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that we’ll ever find out. lol

  • Montavilla

    I was going to say, Jersey fabric is your friend. Lycra, too.