Mariah Carey Performs At Rockefeller Center / Preps ‘Merry Christmas II You’ Re-Release

Superstar diva Mariah Carey has made no secret of her love for all things “festive”; as such, there were few better choices than her to switch on the Christmas tree lights at the Rockefeller Center in New York last night.

Cheered on by the thousands in attendance, the American Idol judge also performed her classic ‘All I Want For Christmas’, as well as ‘Christmas Time Is In The Air Again’. The latter is being used to promote the re-release of Mimi’s second Holiday album  ‘Merry Christmas II You’ – which originally hit stores in 2010 and birthed moderate hit ‘Oh Santa’.

Watch the 42 year old soar below…

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Christmas Time Is In The Air Again

Mariah sounded sublime on ‘Christmas Time Is In The Air Again’ (as did her backing track on ‘All I Want’).

Underrated as a business-woman, she and her team are uber smart for re-revving the ‘Merry Christmas II You’ campaign, ensuring steady sales for the Gold certified set for years to come.

Your thoughts?



  1. November 28, 2012 at 6:40 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:

    Mariah! One of the true queens of everything 🙂
    That 2010 MC II U album was amazing. She´s smart promoting her Xmas music. She still sells year after year with it

  2. November 28, 2012 at 6:43 am
    Kelendia Rowland The Great says:


  3. November 28, 2012 at 6:44 am
    e says:

    she shut nicki up w those notes on “christmas time”!!
    you’ll never hear nicki sing that good live!

    • November 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm
      FAF says:

      So will y’all drag her for re-releasing something twice like y’all tried to do Nicki although hers was only re-released once? 🙂

  4. November 28, 2012 at 7:38 am
    MC says:

    She sounded great from what I could hear. Since this is a Christmas album, it has the potential to do well if well promoted. Imperial Songbird Supreme is the Queen of Christmas!

    I cannot at the guy singing along/talking over the recording.

  5. November 28, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:


  6. November 28, 2012 at 9:13 am
    whiteBoie says:

    Christmas TIme Is In The Air is WHATS UP! her belt! all live! love it

  7. November 28, 2012 at 9:27 am
    Booboo says:

    Hahaha That boy was getting his LIFE to Queen Mimi.
    She did sound sublime though.

    • November 30, 2012 at 9:25 am
      Christopher Vargas says:

      I sure was lol

  8. November 28, 2012 at 9:42 am
    mr.m says:

    In the first pic ..
    where is she? left or right? It’s hard to know

    • November 28, 2012 at 11:06 am
      MC says:

      The one of the right is Mimi and on the left is XXXLtina post-Thanksgiving weekend. Go buy 20 copies of Lotus.

      • November 28, 2012 at 11:20 am
        Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:

        lmaaaaaaaaaaaaao Yaaas. @MC

    • November 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm
      Common Sense says:

      I LOVE Mimi but I still laughed my ass off at that s***.

      • November 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm
        FAF says:


  9. November 28, 2012 at 10:01 am
    HOTSTUFF says:

    LOL Mariah and her X-mas albums….but got to love her, do ya thang girl !

  10. November 28, 2012 at 11:05 am


  11. November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am
    carlos says:

    you are so damn shady.

    she didn’t lip at all for All I Want there is NO backing track

    no need to call Oh Santa a “moderate” hit. Whens the last time your fave put out a christmas song and managed to get on the charts with it?

    and no need to bring up that she’s 42.

    your posts about mariah are always dripping in jealousy.

  12. November 28, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Todd says:

    Whoever said she lipped those performances – look it up on youtube – she sang each of the songs TWICE and they sound differently ! Good job MIMI!!!!

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:45 am
      sean says:

      Exactly… I was there too, I knowwhen Mariah is lipping. U can tell because the backup track plays louder than her voice on the mic. This time there was no backup track even the background singers sang live! It was all LIVE people!

  13. November 28, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Todd says:

    And she looked fantastic!

  14. November 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    jason says:


    And All I want For Christmas is You is DEFINITELY live!

  15. November 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    SayWhaaatt!!!!! says:

    Is it me …Mariah looks like Aretha in one of her breast overflowing dresses LOL. Mariah listen to your stylist…Less is more.

    • November 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm
      MC says:

      “Mariah looks like Aretha” reevaluate this comment right here. There is NO parallel between how Aretha looks and how Mariah looks.

  16. November 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    NG says:

    There’s absolutely no backing track at all during “All I Want”!! If you actually listen to it you can tell those are live vocals. And there are other YouTube videos of the 2nd performances of both songs and they’re different! She was in really really good voice last night.

  17. November 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    theman says:

    Two brilliant performances.

  18. November 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    mc the place to be!! says:

    christmas aint right without mariah charlie brown rudolph and frosty #nuffsaid

  19. November 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    javan says:

    LOL@ 3:17
    Mariah: “Santa Claus..Come straight to my house”

    Santa: “i will”

    Funniest S***!

  20. November 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    HBF82 says:

    Her beauty and voice… speechless. Legend

  21. November 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    jason says:

    Mariah Carey has become a lazy ass vocalist. Notice that whenever Melonie Daniels is around she ALWAYS sounds on point. For those who don’t know Melonie was Mariah vocal trainer and background vocal arranger and singer for all her years before the Rainbow era. She left because of her spiritual growth and only does back up for Mariah during Christmas time!

    Notice she present here and Mariah sounds more like she did back in the day.


    • September 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm
      MEDDOURI says:

      Please can you tell me : how do you know that ? I am a real fan of Mariah Carey and I would like to learn about the influence of Melonie Daniels on her work, voice etc… because yes you are right : my favorite live performances of Mariah are always those where Melonie Daniels appear in the back !!!

  22. November 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    Gigi says:

    I love Mariah, she sounded great. Random thought… I’m tired of her wearing her hair like that, I wanna see different color and style on her. I think she would look great with darker hair.

  23. November 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    FAF says:

    KI !
    Nice to see QUEEN is being discussed even in Mariah threads ! LETS GO !

    I want all the threads on TGJ to have some focus on QUEEN MINAJ !

    Damn sure gon see majority of the focus on her during AI in Jan.! KI !

    NO one is checking for Mariah on that panel !

    OOOP !

    • November 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm
      MC says:

      “NO one is checking for Mariah on that panel !” Funny the judges seem to think otherwise, paying her $18 mil and paying your fave $8 mil. Clearly you are checking for the Queen (Mariah that is and not the clown). Ain’t nobody paying attention to your fave, hence why she sold 34k with RE-FLOP, you know considerable less that Mariah’s 18 years old “Merry Christmas” album. #DEAL

  24. November 29, 2012 at 10:38 am
    sean says:

    OMG I cant believe the hate. lol I follow this site a lot and I’m well aware of grapejuice’s obsesson with Nicki Minaj so I knew they would try and bring Mariah down. First of all, I was there and I watched herperform both songs live. She sang them both twice and each time sounded very different. I know for a faact that these performance were live and not lipped at all! I’ve attended performances of many artists including Mariah where I knew they were lipping. I was so shocked at how great MAriah sounded that night. Her voice was strong and everything was on point, Good job MC! Get it together Sam! Have u posted an article on Minaj’s flop album without some lame @$$ justification??? Oh yeah, lets blame Target and Walmart! LMAO SO I guess iTunes doesn’t exist on everyones laptop? LOL!

  25. February 28, 2013 at 6:27 am
    Christmas says:

    I benefit from your work , regards for all the informative posts .

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