Sharon Osbourne on Mariah Carey's Christmas Tree Performance: "Cut Her Some Slack!" (VIDEO)

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The Talk's Sharon Osbourne is defending pop queen Mariah Carey's performance at the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center earlier this week. Reviews for Carey's live rendition of her holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas" have been less than kind. Things got even uglier on social media when someone leaked Carey's vocals sans music.

Osbourne, wife and manager of rock music god Ozzy Osbourne said people should cut Carey, who is going through a messy divorce with Nick Cannon, some slack! Watch her defend the diva on The Talk below.

You tell 'em, Mrs. O! I am over the Olympic sport of building pop stars up only to one day tear them down. That's what happened to the late Whitney Houston.

There's no denying Carey isn't as strong of a live performer as she once was, but that doesn't mean Mimi's struggles should become nasty memes all over Twitter and Facebook. The New York Daily Newsis blaming the leaked vocals on disgruntled technical workers, who were allegedly pissed off with Carey for skipping out on plans to tape her performance.