Today saw Mariah Carey kick off the Good Morning America ‘Summer Concert Series’ — diva style.
Backed by a full band, the ‘#Beautiful’ singer rocked the crowd of thousands with her latest hit (bringing along guest Miguel). Premium Mimi also gave a nostalgic nod to her catalogue of classics, performing ‘Always Be My Baby’ and ‘We Belong Together’.
How did she fare? The answer awaits after the jump!
We love us some Mimi, but no, no, and no to those vocals. It’s “Mariah”, so even on her worst day, rare moments of brilliance will shine through. However, in one too many instances here, she sounded like she was gargling concrete. Again, we adore Mariah as much as the next, yet we’re dealing with facts here — her voice wasn’t up to par.
Interestingly, Ms. Carey-Cannon now has this consistent habit of blaming the sound, her mic, or her dress for the so-so’ness of her modern-day performances. However, the more she tries to conceal this with a giggle and a laugh, the more apparent her performing “issues” become.
Harsh sounding? Perhaps. Yet when, like Mimi, you throw your hat into the rat race that is today’s charts, the said artist opens themselves up for the same critique everyone else gets. As such, for yours truly, the inevitable “she has nothing left to prove” BS is just that…BS.
Here’s hoping future showings get better from here on out!
Update: Check out the performance of ‘We Belong Together’ below. Much better, but we’re gonna need Mimi to stop clowning with that lip-synched climax. Or at least be less with obvious with it. Kai.