Cover Star: Emeteria Sings Mariah Carey’s ‘H.A.T.E.U’

Published: Saturday 7th Aug 2010 by Trent

Emeteria is this week’s Cover Star. The young singer was brave enough to tackle Mariah Carey’s ‘H.A.T.E.U’ – a fan favourite from her ‘Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel’ LP. How did Emeteria handle such a difficult song? Check it out below:

Normally when singers try to cover a Carey composition it turns out to be a complete train wreck. However, Emeteria did a great job on the verses, particularly because of the minor similarities between the texture of her voice and Carey’s. While she admittedly struggled a bit with the whistles, she still did an incredible job.

Check out Emeteria’s Youtube channel here.

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  1. CIARADABESS August 7, 2010

    TRENT you really really really really love Mariah Carey. Well I can’t blame you lol

  2. kevin August 7, 2010

    this is pretty solid! but it still shows how untouchable mariah carey’s voice is.

  3. CHAIN6 August 7, 2010

    Agreed @ KEVIN

  4. Robier August 7, 2010

    Very nice voice. Top to Bottom. People critique whistle notes but most women can’t sing those notes. Nice smooth and clear timbre. Good Job

  5. Mikey www.twitter.com/Sublime00 August 7, 2010

    HATE U is an incredibly difficult song to sing because of the constant register changes, ‘Lovin U’-esque whistles all throughout, the lazy leather quality of MC’s voice on the pre chorus, not to mention to song is very wordy and lyrical overlaps. That being said she made a very decent effort, and relatively did the song justice. Just goes to show that even without the heavy belting etc. no one can sing a MC song like herself. Prime example of a seemingly easy song but impossible for any other singer to tackle…LONG AGO!

    Www

  6. futurestarDELUX August 7, 2010

    WOW I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH TRENT IN SOMETHING X_X WTF?!

    SHE WAS GOOD ESPECIALLY IN THE VERSES ALTHOUGH I THINK HER VOICE IS A LITTLE

    DEEPER THAN MARIAH’S, THE WHISTLES WERN’T ALL THAT AT FIRST AND NEED A

    LITTLE WORK BUT THE LAST ONE WAS BETTER THAN THE FIRST TWO.

    H.A.T.E.U. IS AN AMAZING SONG AND I WISH MARIAH AND HER LABEL WOULDA PUT IT

    OUT SOONER INSTEAD OF DRAGGING THEIR HEELS LIKE THEY DID WITH MOST OF THE

    PROMO FOR MEMOIRS… I ACTUALLY LOVE THAT ALBUM BUT IT’S ANNOTHER VICTIM OF

    BAD ORGANISATION.

  7. marquies August 7, 2010

    memors is actually a really great album and HATE U is like in my top 5 fav Mariah songs, Def Jam totolly dropped the ball on that album, it was just as good as emacipation imo, that being said she did a nice job

  8. UmYa August 7, 2010

    marquies

    August 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    memors is actually a really great album and HATE U is like in my top 5 fav Mariah songs, Def Jam totolly dropped the ball on that album, it was just as good as emacipation imo, that being said she did a nice job.
    _________________________
    Co-signed.
    Memoirs is amazing & beautiful and much better than the over-hyped Emancipation IMO. H.A.T.E. U is one of her best and much better than We belong together. Obsessed was a mess though. =S

  9. EXPOSED August 7, 2010

    THE WHISTLE NOTES SUCKED. BUT THEN AGAIN, MIMOO MIMES THOSE ANYWAY. SMFH. NEXT.

  10. daznielle BAHAMAS August 7, 2010

    LOL

  11. Luke August 7, 2010

    She did a better job than Mariah herself would do if you just plunked her down and told her to sing that 🙂

  12. Boricua August 8, 2010

    I found her version more clear than Mimi’s actually. Like I could actually understand all the words she was saying. The whistles def need some work. But it was a commendable effort. I like her tone.

  13. OKAY August 8, 2010

    she can sing better than Mariah Carey of today #realtalk

  14. MT August 8, 2010

    those high notes were NOT bad!!! she did a good job, considering this was filmed on a webcam, so of course the sound is gonna be “screechy.”

    Give this girl a mic and she will rock it. Good Job!

  15. yves August 8, 2010

    good job…

  16. Vix August 8, 2010

    A really good effort. As a huge Mariah fan I was really impressed…I wish I could get so close to Mariah-esque whistle notes when I’m singing along! Well done Emeteria!

  17. Hannah August 8, 2010

    She sings this song all in one tone, were as mariah’s voice changes throughout the song which makes the song sound amazing, im sorry but i think alot of people could this song the way she is singing it,.

    The way mariah carey sings the song is so unique an amazing.

  18. cash August 9, 2010

    Mariah songs cant be re-sung, its just not possible. Granted she didnt sound bad, this doesnt hold a candle to Mariah’s, of course.

  19. zih August 9, 2010

    i thought that was good! use a better camera!
    nice changing of pitch and voice.

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