Watch: Mariah Carey Performs ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ On ‘Fallon’

Published: Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 by Sam

Festive diva Mariah Carey continued to live up to her billing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon early this morning.

Making a surprise appearance on the show, the 42 year old turned in a unique rendition of her Holiday classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – backed by host Fallon, house-band The Roots, and a choir of children, all of which used classroom instruments.

Confused? Think Christina Aguilera‘s similarly-themed “performance” of ‘Your Body’ last month.

How did Mariah fare? The answer awaits after the jump…

Mariah nailed it!

Though not delivered with the ease of her heyday, Mimi still turned in a vocal that auto-qualifies her as one of the best active voices in the game today. Great performance.

A re-vocaled version of ‘All I Want’ features on ‘Merry Christmas II You’, the singer’s 2010 Holiday album.

The said LP is being re-promoted this year in a smart bid to add to its Gold certified sales. A move, which as relayed many a time, is particularly savvy in that it gives the project a potentially infinite lifecycle. What’s more, it awards the set the ability to add to its sales not just this Christmas – but every Christmas. Make that money, Mimi!

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  1. Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

    He ?? Mariah copied Christina :/ Hmmm thats not good

    • Martyn December 5, 2012

      How on EARTH!?

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012 it looks the same. First I thought hmm why is Christina´s performance with your body is on Mariahs post and then I saw it was Mariah herself. She could have done it a lil different then Christina. I mean with the Roots and Jimmy Fallon and with all that look…. I´m not hatin, I´m just sayin …

      • JER December 5, 2012

        Who? No one watched, cared, or will remember XXLtina making a fool of herself begging strangers to f*** her fat p**** on live television. biggurlbye

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        Hey, I´m not here to disrespect somebody. I just told my opinion. Nobody copies Mariah !!! Tell me who copies Mariah ?? And yes Mariahs performance looks exactly the same like Xtinas and if you deni it then youre blind. Xtina was the first one who performed like that so is everything after a copy !!!

      • MC December 5, 2012

        Nobody copies Mariah, except Leona Lewsis, Xtina, etc……shows how little you know.

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        See, I don´t think like that. For me Xtina is very unique, thats why I love her so damn much. She is unbelievable talendet

      • MC December 5, 2012

        You know little about Xtina singing technique she has, since the beginning, tried to emulate Mariah’s technique, runs, melisma, etc but failed to do so……just accept it and move on.

    • MC December 5, 2012

      Really now? Girl as much as your fave likes to copy Mariah…….and you know that Fallon didn’t ask her to make the performance.

      • Martyn December 5, 2012

        So this is obviously a regular segment they’re going to do. I’m sure Mariah hasn’t even seen/cares about Christina’s saggy ass performance.

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        someybody is mad …

  2. Music December 5, 2012

    My Favorite Christmas song that I listen to throughout the entire year…..Mariah did really well. I love when all of the studio tricks are taken away and the only thing that is front and center is the artist’s voice. Her voice sounds amazing!!!

  3. Dunk December 5, 2012


  4. MRDIVABITCH December 5, 2012


    Mariah 100% SLAYED! if Mariah were copying Christina she would have screamed like a dying cow and gone off pitch every other note.

    This clip is all kinds of great because it shows that Mariah still has it while y’alls faves can’t even stay in tune, and shows the real size of her voice – small to medium in volume – but though a smaller instrument, it never becomes ugly/distorted/strained/grainy as she projects over the music the way that a basic lesser b**** like Christina’s voice does as she pushes her voice beyond its natural volume (medium).

    Christina does not have a big voice by nature. She just doesn’t. Big voices bloom in beauty as they sing louder (Whitney, Aretha, etc) while the smaller voice are the ones that become ugly and distorted when pushed to sing beyond their limits.

    • all4u1 December 5, 2012

      You are so pressed and that’s sad. I want you to know that I’m not pressed by you commenting about Christina, but I’m noticing how obsessed you are with her on every post!

      If you don’t care about her, then why do you make comments deliberately bashing and making insults.

      Don’t think I’m stalking you either, this is a Christina post and I’m a fan. Get The Hint?

      • all4u1 December 5, 2012

        and I do understand that this post is about Mariah, but Christina was mentioned!!!

      • MRDIVABITCH December 5, 2012

        GetchaGetchaGetcha life g3rl

        Your fellow Straintina Offkeylera stans come here attacking queen goddess Mariah, and I’m just reading them b****** downE, hun-ty, and you will deal.

    • Benji December 5, 2012

      Xtina is not singing Opera MRDB…. Yes the same principles apply, but she does not sing classical music… I wish she did, I think she would sing way better and I think her voice would be mesmerizing on classical pieces. But Xtina is still a unique talent….

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        yap agree

      • MRDIVABITCH December 5, 2012

        Honeychil’ nobody is asking XXLtina to sing “Casta Diva” like Maria Callas. My only expectation is that If you are gonna call yourself “a powerhouse vocalist” and allow your team and stans to call you “the voice of our generation”, you:

        A) Can sing at least 2 octaves without straining or weakness
        B) Can stay in tune singing live, especially given the amount of experience she has throughout the years.

  5. Booboo December 5, 2012

    She did really well with that.

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      Yeah, I like it too. usually I´m not very much into Mariah´s singing

  6. just saying December 5, 2012

    Thank you Mariah

  7. MC December 5, 2012

    She sounded great, poor Sam, forced to eat your words so now you wanna scramble and mention her heydays? Of course her voice cannot be the same, she has aged etc etc……..I am surprise that you didn’t she lipped. I am also not surprised that you tried it with the Xtina comparison, like Christina was the first person to do it.

    • JER December 5, 2012

      clock it grrrl

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      but Xtina was the first person who do it

      • Common Sense December 5, 2012

        Irrelevant. This is clearly some new ongoing segment Fallon will be doing, so get over it.

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        I really dont think like that

  8. JER December 5, 2012

    MIMI you better go the f*** in GRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLL. Yal faves never could. Unlike some of yal faves looking and sounding a hot strained mess, Mariah serves CLASSIC legendary timeless POINT BLANK B****. Let’s see how yal faves look, sound, and sell on their 13th album. I’ll be waiting.

  9. Josh December 5, 2012

    Actually, it’s a theme of Jimmy Fallon’s at the moment… He also did a similar theme with Carly Rae Jephson

  10. DOSSOME December 5, 2012

    You don’t have to bring up her heyday when at present she still beats EVERYONE on the hot 100 hands down,and that includes the model with a mic,the alleged songwriter and xtina aguilera….

    • JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2012

      LOL at those 3! You are so right 🙂

  11. Christina Aguilera December 5, 2012

    Mooriah Cowrey could never wail over a beat the way I do! She’s a basic, tacky b**** and wishes she could sell 73k in her first week like me. I am THAT legendary b**** and you b****** WILLLL deal!

    LOTUS- nosediving down a billboard chart near you!

    • JER December 5, 2012

      I see you KFCtina! They really cut that budget if you gotta do your own street promo now. Get your life grrrl!

  12. King B>Rihanna December 5, 2012

    Mariah Carey sounded great.Yes we get she age so her voice which is a muscle will not be as strong as it once was but Mariah at her vocal worst slays these basic b****** at their vocal best.And your fav will deal.

    • NFG (No f**** given) December 5, 2012

      Hmmm. Jessie J probably not. Just keep it real.

      • MC December 5, 2012

        Jessie J? What kind of a basic choice.

  13. : : BLUE FRESH . : . : . . . . . December 5, 2012

    I could never like that song.

    • DOSSOME December 5, 2012

      She looks good to me and her fans aren’t complaining…trust me,nobody is here for mariah that looks s*** and sings badly (see e=mc2 era).

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      she is slim

  14. SayWhaaatt!!!!! December 5, 2012

    This is a fun and carefree version of the “All I want” . Love it!

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      yes a copy from Xtinas your body

      • MC December 5, 2012

        Yes also a copy of Carly Rae Jespen and everyone else that appeared on “Fallon” that performed the same way. Getyourlife.

  15. Todd December 5, 2012

    Mariah sounded and looked amazing! Copied Christina???Thats like sayin that Anne Hatthaway copied Lindsay Lohan……

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      She could never look and sound like Christina

      • Todd December 5, 2012

        Thank god!

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        Yes, I bet Christina is thankful 🙂

      • MC December 5, 2012

        Yes, God does wondrous things!

  16. Shaquinisha-Rose December 5, 2012

    Sooo Good! Lovin’ the vocals! Keep it up Mimi!!

  17. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) December 5, 2012

    Mariah >>>>>>> that fat girl you speak of….

  18. cocobutta December 5, 2012

    I hold my tits up when I say I thought one of my all time favs Mariah had lost it.

    She waved her finger at me and said “uh uh chileeee, put those tits down and know dem babies gave me new life”

    Mariah from being pregnant has come alll the way back to herself singing wise.
    The Mariah thats sings effortlessly and brings me joy.

    Slay slay slay 🙂

  19. tits mcgee December 5, 2012

    Stellar! Mimi is legend! #DEAL

  20. Mikefrombrooklyn December 5, 2012

    Didn’t sound too good to me.just my opinion

    • Scoopz24 December 6, 2012

      Mariah didnt sound she sounded flawless. Please have a _/_/_/_/

  21. JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2012

    Everybody needs to know Sam officialy said RIP to Mariah Cary´s voice only two months ago!!!!!!!!
    I hope he never dares to shade a true great like Mariah Carey anymore in his entire existence. She slayed. She even surprised me, specially the last notes. Effortlessly

  22. Sierra December 5, 2012

    Love me some MI MI 🙂

  23. Rory December 5, 2012

    Xtina is better !!

    • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

      Thank you

    • MRDIVABITCH December 5, 2012

      Christina’s fat p**** ain’t better at s***! She is only better at stuffing her face with doughnuts and passing on S**’s

      • Girl007Bond December 5, 2012

        What´s wrong witcha

      • ronnoc December 5, 2012

        a mariah fan talking about another singers weight… OK.

    • MC December 5, 2012


      • King B>Rihanna December 5, 2012

        Xtina is not better.when she hits one of those high notes like Mariah without doing all those messy vocal runs call me she does not have proper technique and awareness of her voice like Mariah and just deal.

    • jason December 6, 2012

      Christinas video on Jimmy Fallon has yet to reach 1 million views in over a month.

      However Mariahs video that was released 24 hours ago has already almost double that!

      NUFF SAID!

      believe it

  24. Bad Bytch December 5, 2012


    • Scoopz24 December 6, 2012

      B**** Please Your Face is a Hot ASS MESS !!!!! Mariah slayyed b**** be gone *Bye*

  25. HOTSTUFF December 5, 2012

    she f****** nailed it ! omg ….*Turns on the emancipation of mimi*

  26. HOTSTUFF December 5, 2012

    jimmy fallon is cute lol

  27. just saying December 5, 2012

    Anyone who say she sound a hot ass mess is officially a hot ass mess

  28. Slick December 5, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHe Nailed it!!!! no vocal rest, no gimmicks, not backe tracking, no back ground singers finishing her lines!!!!!!!! 100% LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! YeaH MARIAH!!!!!! SLAY them H***!!!!!!!!

  29. just sayin December 5, 2012

    I don’t understand why people are so pressed
    To say she copied xtina, when this is Jinmy Fallon’s theme, sounds dumb. How could she copy something he created for singers. You people find any reason to hate.

  30. Rob December 5, 2012

    Too bad Your Body is an irrelevant flop, while All I Want For Christmas is You is a timeless classic that snatches wigs every December. You fave could and will never.

  31. HBF82 December 5, 2012

    Mariah explained.
    Impeccable! Stunning!

  32. Gigi December 5, 2012

    Grandtastic !!! The Diva !!! One an Only !!!!

  33. jason December 5, 2012

    Listen anyone who says Mariah has lost is is just pure ignorant. Mariah clearly just gets serious when she wants to.

    Does she need to respect her status and get more serious about her singing again? YES!

    But who tells the #1 Female Singer of all time what to do at 42?

    We all know if Mariah started being serious about vocal training and rest like she use to none of these b****** would have a clue what to do!

  34. Todd December 5, 2012

    ”Cant nobody cant nobody tell her nothin”

    • Scoopz24 December 6, 2012

      RIght !!!! She Slayyed

  35. Geezy December 5, 2012

    Slayriah put it down all by herself with no help, now haters like Sam wanna try and throw darts by referring to her past how small of you just appreciate the moment and give Mariah her props without all the extra b*******(The backhanded compliments) its so unnecessary and you look so wack doing so. Long live the legend that is Mrs. Carey-Cannon.

  36. HIP HOP STAR December 5, 2012

    She sounded great. Not going to shade xtina, she’s been through enough lol.

  37. antertain December 5, 2012

    Yes yes YES!
    Sang Woman n stay looking young.

  38. kam December 5, 2012

    Mariah really sound good her and it look like she had a good time singing this song. That dress that she had on look good on her

  39. It’s Utterly Bizaar! December 6, 2012

    The Queen is slaying OMG! Love how she always comes back re-improved! Woot Woot! 🙂

  40. goDIEGO December 6, 2012

    What a great performance!

    SIDE NOTE: why are all the posts on these website so nasty? It’s like a war on here! Get outside and do something with your lives. Please.

  41. jason December 6, 2012

    Christinas video on Jimmy Fallon has yet to reach 1 million views in over a month.

    However Mariahs video that was released 24 hours ago has already almost double that!


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