American Idol is drawing to an end tonight and – depending on which reports you believe – so too is Mariah Carey‘s time on its judging panel.
Whatever the case, the diva supreme ensured she used the millions watching this evening’s finale to her advantage to promote new single ‘#Beautiful’.
Watch below as Mimi performs the Miguel assisted cut together with a medley of her biggest hits including ‘Vision of Love’, ‘Hero’, and ‘We Belong Together’.
While leaps and bounds better than some of Mimi’s recent live showings, the medley and its editing was at best bizarre. It’s clear the motive was to remind the masses of her bevy of hits. Yet, in doing so, she spread herself too thin, serving up morsels of material rather than anything meaty enough to get into. A mistake, from our vantage point, given that her new single should have been the main priority (perhaps one classic track + ‘#Beautiful’ would have made more sense). Add to this the fact that her vocals were “iffy” in places and this felt like a bit of a let-down.
Still, better than most of her recent-ish showings…which must count for something…right?