With Mariah Carey‘s comeback single ‘Triumphant’ sitting outside of the iTunes 200, the singer’s high-profile performance at tonight’s NFL Kickoff was perhaps the last chance of salvaging the so-so received track.
Unfortunately, for ol’ Mimi her big moment turned into a vocal obituary.
See what we mean below…
*Pours out liquor for the voice that was*
Much respect to Mariah for her past achievements and her unshakable spot in the history books as one of the greatest voices of all-time. However, that made for a shocking watch – and an even worse listen.
When not being swallowed whole by the backing vocalists (which – like the recorded version – appears deliberate), Mariah sounded she’d been gargling gravel. Elsewhere, she both looked and sounded wickedly winded.
At this point, Mariah needs ask herself whether all the effort going in to making her sound half-decent on record only to sound like the Cookie Monster live is actually worth it? The Lambs may lap it up like green grass, but the general public don’t. Indeed, as at writing, Mariah is trending on Twitter — for all the wrong reasons.
Beyond her upcoming Idol stint, Mimi’s experience, success, and writing ability could (and perhaps should) see her rebrand as a mentor/songwriter for the new breed of stars. Because her voice increasingly seems like it should be referred to in the past tense.