Nothing, absolutely nothing can take away from Mariah Carey‘s impact on Pop culture, standing as one of the greatest vocalists of all time.
However, much like Britney‘s will to dance and Lil Kim‘s chances of landing #1 single in this reality, Ol Mimi’s voice as we once knew is no more… for one reason or the other.
So, after proving that fact with a so so performance last week’s NFL kick off in NYC, the diva took to Cafe Carlyle to redeem herself by way of classic Jazz standards.
Standards, which saw Mariah deliver a tolerable performance for the first time in a long time.
Perhaps performances like these will encourage Team Mariah to write and record songs she can actually perform live, without the aid of overworked backing vocalists and Rappers who take up more of the song than she does.
Like, if this is the voice we’ll be hearing on her forthcoming LP, consider us fans. However, if she intends to use studio wizardry to mask her inevitable shortcomings only to have them exposed once she performs live, the only diva we’ll be supporting in the coming year will be Ms. Christina Aguilera.
Who, if we’re keeping it 100, gives just as good live as she does in the studio.