This Aussie New Year's Eve countdown was so awkward, we're still cringing

2016 is finally over, and most of the world is pretty happy that we've turned a page. However, before we forget it entirely, it's good to look back on those last few moments of the past year.

The internet had a field day with Mariah Carey's performance on New Year's Eve, but Australia had the most awkward countdown on the planet.

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An Australian music program called "The Loop" held a competition, and the winners got to appear on the show to count down the final seconds until midnight.

Unfortunately, literally none of the "competition winners" looked like they wanted to be there. For some reason, there was an incredibly awkward middle-aged man holding pop-poms and a girl who tossed her party poppers at the hosts.

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See how stars celebrated New Year's Eve 2017:

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Some people are so stuffy 🙄 @chelseahandler #NewYearsReady 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻
I'm ready for 2017! I got everything a need. Such a great night at @Foxwoods Happy New Year🎉🎉

Nicole Scherzinger toasted the new year at the CÎROC The New Year celebration at Tao Las Vegas.

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Feliz año Nuevo! With love from the Consuelos gang. 🎉 2017 🥂🍾
Gracias a todos por regalarme un año más disfrutando de hacer música y compartiéndola con ustedes! Mucha paz y alegría para este 2017! / Thank you all for giving me another year of enjoying music-making and sharing it with all of you! Lots of love, peace and happiness in 2017!
🎉 2017 I am ready for YEW.

DJ Khaled, Sean "Diddy" Combs and French Montana join forces at the CÎROC The New Year celebration at Tao Las Vegas.

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Happy New Year 🎉🎉🎉
#HappyNewYear from French Polynesia #Repost @sofiavergara ・・・ Feliz año desde la Polinesia Francesa🌊🐟🐢🎉🎉
NYE @daniellestori
Happy New year 🎉✨2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣7️⃣✨🎉 Feliz Ano Novo
🎈2017 🤷🏼‍♂️
Happy New Year! 2017 Here we come ❤
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! 😘🍾🎊🥂
Magical Ballerinas sending #love #light and prayers to the world on #nye2017 🔺🙏
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Ha! I'm alive and drunk. Fuck you, 2016. I win. Happy New Year!
Happy new year! @drewbieber
#RockinEve is almost here! I'm getting ready to present the @PlanetFitness Be Free Award to some people who have lived a 👍 2016. Watch on ABC!
Happy New Years!!! Gx
Step one: Detoxing bath to celebrate and bid adieu to 2016..
Happy New Year!!! 2017!!! Let's do this!!!!
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