Mariah Carey recently taped her performances for the 27th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The diva performed the classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and ‘Oh Santa’ from her new Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas II You’. Peep the fan footage below:
‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’
The main problem that I have with Carey’s performances during the last few years is her inconsistency. While I understand that performing at outdoor venues almost always requires singers to lip-synch because of sound recording issues (see the Superbowl, etc), I see no reason why she couldn’t have sung ‘All I Want…’ live.
In fact, Carey delivered a powerful and near-flawless version of ‘Oh Santa’ without the aid of a backtrack so what was the excuse for miming ‘All I Want…’? We have seen her perform the latter several times live in recent years and she even did it at the 2004 Disney Parade.
Although there are several hormonal effects that Carey’s pregnancy may be having on her voice, her ability to sing one song completely live almost refutes that argument. If she wants to impress those who doubt her current vocal ability then she needs to go the extra mile, sing live as often as possible and leave the lip-syncing to Kelly Rowland.