Is Mariah Carey a One Direction fan? While there’s absolutely zero conclusive evidence on the matter, the truth is at a recent show at New York City’s Beacon Theater (note: One Direction played here twice on their Up All Night Tour. Coincidence?), Mariah seemed to take a cue from the quintet’s song ‘Half a Heart’ — a deep cut on their album ‘Midnight Memories.’ The lyrics read: “I’m walking 'round with just one shoe / I'm half a heart without you” — which, according to E! News, is exactly what happened to the emancipated Mimi.

But because the show must go on, Mariah continued to perform despite losing one of her super sparkly red heels -- choosing to hold it in her hand, instead. Mariah is nothing if not a true professional and also a chanteuse of the most elusive nature.

Further along into her set -- which was part of her All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity show -- Mariah began singing her super emotional track ‘Hero.’ Anyone who was alive when this song debuted undoubtedly has a poignant memory of the first time they heard it, which likely resulted in a full collapse to the floor and an unsuccessful attempt at choking back painful, guttural sobs. So it comes as no surprise that Mariah got emotional and had to wipe away tears as she sang it. Because same.

Of course, Mariah had to stop the song half-way through her performance because her mic-pack fell to the floor, probably because it was hearing ‘Hero’ for the first time. But Mariah, a force to be reckoned with, refused to let that sully the experience. She halted the orchestra, blamed the slippage on sweat and then carried on like nothing had happened. Remember when we called her a professional? Check out the video above and see for yourself.

She finished out the night with an explosive performance of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' and reminded us that no matter how many amazing covers of the iconic holiday song are released, and no matter how many times we may hear it in a department store, no one will ever top Mariah's version and it will never wear out its welcome. You can check that one out on her Instagram here!

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