Watch: Mariah Carey Performs ‘Hits Medley’ On American Idol

Published: Thursday 16th May 2013 by Sam

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?

Your thoughts?

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    • Monstarebel May 16, 2013


    • mariah carey mothered you h***… May 16, 2013

      Why wasn’t Nicki asked to perform her “hits” tho? Irrelevant much?? #oop

      • Trev May 17, 2013

        because it’s a singing show and she’s a rapper…she was asked to perform one song but she declined because she’s gonna be performing at the Billboard Awards on Sunday and didn’t have time to rehearse for both

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    • Greg May 17, 2013

      Ugh!….where is Whitney when you need her???

    • Lewis-Lewinsky May 17, 2013

      Because she’s performing at an award show LIVE next week.
      Can’t believe that Mariah lip synced lol, I like her but c’mon

      • Thorne May 17, 2013

        It’s not lip-syncing stupid ass… Its a backing track… Not necessarily a fan of the performance either but damn… Yall b****** are so negative about everything and everyone…

  1. Slick May 16, 2013


    • Queen May 16, 2013

      NOOOOOoooooo!! my ears are bleeding

  2. Suicide Blonde May 16, 2013

    I like the performance, at first she was nervous but then you can see she enjoyed herself on stage, i enjoyed too.

    • steph May 18, 2013


    • steph May 18, 2013


  3. Monstarebel May 16, 2013

    Rihanna watch out this is the REAL hitmaker!

  4. WhoNeedsADegreeWhenYourShadingLife May 16, 2013


    • Cherri May 16, 2013

      Hunty Please, this performance was 10 times worse then Nicki’s Roman Holiday exorcist performance last year at the Grammys .


    This is exactly why I did NOT want her to perform on idol. Home Gurl stayed lip syncing for dear life.

    • Todd May 16, 2013

      God, whyyyy? I come here expectin people to bash her, and the 1st to do it is a LAMB! WHYYYYY?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        I’m not basing her. it was obvious and I refuse to be one of those Lambs who look pass the truth. I still Love my Mariah though.

      • DOSSOME May 16, 2013

        Umm,she did it in 3 takes…it’s your opinion though

    • Malaysia May 16, 2013

      LIPSYNCING AND SINGING TO A BACKING TRACK ARE 2 DIFFERENT THINGS.She sang along with the backing track.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      The performance was clearly prerecorded and obviously suffered from some bad editing, BUT her vocals were fantastic. You need to watch again and look for the bad cuts.

      • Slick May 17, 2013

        it was Live and her vocals, just bad editing.

  6. Todd May 16, 2013

    Love my Mimi!

  7. Adrian May 16, 2013

    Yassss! Vision of Love was everything!!!!!

    • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

      Yassss! She has truly perfected the art of Lip Synching!

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        Nonsense. She may have had the track (#Beautiful) playing in the back, but she was singing live.

  8. DOSSOME May 16, 2013

    I LIVE…One of the GREATEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Adrian May 16, 2013


  10. CiCi Slaaaaays May 16, 2013

    She looks gorgeous but honey lets not act like we didnt hear the strain in her voice.

    • JER May 16, 2013

      Well when your fave has a voice to strain we’ll talk.

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        ^mariah was lipsyching & u know it .. LOL I couldnt even hear her over the track

      • GENIE JAH JAH May 16, 2013

        LMAOOOOOOOO, not when your fave has a voice to strain, I just died.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      There was little strain to notice. Mostly because she toned down the performances.

  11. #BeyIndependent May 16, 2013

    Lip synced for sure.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Live. Stay pressed.

  12. Black May 16, 2013


  13. Chance May 16, 2013

    Was that live?

    • Gaga 4 Gaga May 16, 2013

      Of course not she hasn’t song live since 2005

      • Shaquinisha-rose May 16, 2013

        Are you kidding me GTFO. She just toured Australia and Sung every song live.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Yes it was. She had some vocal effects going on and the backing track for #Beautiful, but the vast majority of it was live.

      • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

        It was prerecorded and Lipsynched tho..

  14. Monstarebel May 16, 2013

    We belong together tho that song is truly timeless!!

  15. DeezNuts May 16, 2013



    The sad part is…this is PRERECORDED! How in the F*** can MORERIAH sit there and lipsynch on a PRERECORDED performance?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Beyonce almost got HUNG and this is acceptable for the LAMBS?!?!?! NO! NO! NO!

    *says a prayer for Mariah’s vocals cords and leaves*


      Can Nicki sing though?

      • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

        Nicki can sing HER SONGS honey. Mariah cant and its sad. LMfao

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        But Nicki is documented as a RAPPER in your idol’s words “I thought she rapped..” LOL

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Wasn’t lip synced. Not that arguing with an Icki fan is worth the time.

      • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

        It CLEAR-LEE was lipsynched. Delusion is real.


    I must admit I did love the beginning with ‘Vision of Love’ especially since it was it’s birthday yesterday and She hasn’t performed it in a while.
    And she always slays ‘My All’

    The dress was giving me all types of SLAYAGE btw.

  17. Gaga 4 Gaga May 16, 2013

    The lip syncing on #beautiful <<<<<<<<

  18. my forehead tho May 16, 2013

    Although she would be just as successful training NFL linebacker to get her broad shoulders, she is still the H.B.I.C in the music industry.

    Her stage presence alone is incredible.

    • Hive May 16, 2013


  19. Ant May 16, 2013

    Not too shabby Mimi. Like Sam said I would have liked to see more of a focus on “Beautiful” and maybe “We Belong Together”….but I get the effect they were going for. They clearly only had like 5 minutes to work with and shoving 6 songs in with such limited timing is rough, but I enjoyed it! And it seems to be working, “Beautiful” is already rebounding big time on iTunes and almost right back into the top 10 already.

  20. DeezNuts May 16, 2013


    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      B**** all Aretha does is scream and shout. She could never handle Mariah’s complex runs.

      • Vandrea May 16, 2013

        You’re insane. Aretha can sing circles around Mariah.

  21. Hive May 16, 2013

    That was all over the place.

  22. DOSSOME May 16, 2013

    I love everytime she’s accused of lipping….that only means SHE SLAAAAAAAAAYED

    • Hive May 16, 2013

      No b**** that means she got caught

      • JER May 16, 2013

        Caught lip synching to a pre-recorded performance? It’s called they picked the best vocal cut and the best visual cut and edited them together. No one said Mariah was going to be wheeled out on stage and handed a mic and told to sing. Also, Mimi didn’t have to RIP OUT her fake ear piece to try and convince people she was singing live to a pre-recorded vocal on a live performance.

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        She wasn’t though. The performance was horribly edited.

  23. Marc May 16, 2013

    I read this comment on another blog, hilarious.

    A really good performance overall, but I can’t help but feel that her diva “moments” are a bit much in those medleys. With the wind machine and the way she keeps on flailing her arms/hands, there’s too much going on – makes it hard for people to relate to her. Besides, it seems that she’s lost her vocal range, since it’s not as good as it used to be – which I guess is common with aging. I love that she just stood there for a good two minutes after the performance. She wants to see that standing ovation goddammit (which of course she feels she deserves – if not the entire audience bowing down to her majesty)! Ugh… #typical

    • JER May 16, 2013

      If she did ANYTHING she showcased that her vocals are on point in 2013 and ready for live performances.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      She’s ALWAYS flayed her arms/hands lol. It’s her signature. As for her range, I’m glad she toned it down rather than strain with difficult notes that she might mess up.

  24. JER May 16, 2013

    OH damn she was killing We Belong Together. That chest voice was flawless. It was too many songs tho. It shoulda been “Vision of Love,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Through the Rain” (just to make them eat it)” We Belong Together” and “Beautiful” I woulda have DIED and rose 3 days later.

  25. Truth May 16, 2013

    Come on people…we all know it was pre-recorded (tickets were being handed out for a Wednesday taping), but all these fools saying she straight lipped it are wrong.

    It’s OBVIOUS there was a problem with the editing…even her ad-libs and thank you’s were out of sync!

    The vocals were epic, but it’s a shame that the delay is what people will remember. Screw you, AI execs!

    • JER May 16, 2013

      The “Delay” was because you watched in online. I did notice they chopped the best vocal cuts from her 3 performances and pasted them over the visual edit. Aint nothin wrong with that but the choppiness of the medley only exposed that. When she got into the songs, it was great. Especially “WBT” she sounded FLAWLESS. Effortless. We’ve heard her struggle thru the WBT verses but this was just snatched for life perfect phrasing YESS!!!

  26. truth May 16, 2013

    way to lip sync Mariah

  27. Hive May 16, 2013

    Only thing that slayed was that b****** dress


    It’s funny how ‘We Belong Together’ was the song that was trending on twitter instead on #beautiful.

  29. Britney Stan May 16, 2013

    Looking like an ATLANTA DRAG QUEEN YAAAAAS MS MIMI!!!!!!

  30. Britney Stan May 16, 2013

    BTW the lip syncing was FABULOUS dahling xo

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      A Britney stan wouldn’t know live vocals if it hit him in the face.

  31. Kitty May 16, 2013

    This show couldn’t get any lower…she can’t even sing LIVE??

  32. Mrs.B May 16, 2013

    Wow Candace & Jennifer did a much better job.


    I thought JLo was going to perform. I was really looking forward to Mariah’s shade. SMH

    • FAF May 16, 2013

      She is now, hon…

  34. FAF May 16, 2013

    no shade, but how can I praise something that was not live? its not like she was dancing or performing …. The hand waves brought attention to her effort to appear to be singing live & she didn’t even do “beautiful” live 🙁

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      #Beautiful is the only one that had a backtrack on though. Mariah’s never lipped Vision of Love nor Make it Happen, and she didn’t here either.



    • #BEYINDEPENDENT May 16, 2013

      She bout slay this weak as performance.

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        The only thing J.H** slays is the integrity of music with her microwave garbage music.

  36. Theman May 16, 2013

    She did great, but the editing was horrible….

  37. FAF May 16, 2013

    Mimi how you gon let jlo sing live WHILE performing… & u dont LMAO 😆 😆


      JLo was NOT singing live honey. #Stop

  38. BOOBIE May 16, 2013

    “Performed” …right

  39. DOSSOME May 16, 2013

    She could at least have more time or do fewer songs though…Like VISION OF LOVE,WBT the #BEAUTIFUL..Otherwise,i enjoyed seeing Mimi singing live again

  40. XtinaaLovee May 16, 2013

    She put zero effort into that performance & she actually has the nerve to go on tour & lip sync for all her fans smh

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Pressed because Mimi still has vocal ability while Xtincta has completely lost hers?

      • Stigmatized May 17, 2013

        Lol. If Mariah and Christina would be in a sing-off today, Xtina’s little growls would send Mimi to the zoo, shaking.


  41. XtinaaLovee May 16, 2013

    omg j.lo is singing live but Mariah couldn’t Bahahahahahahahahaha lololololololo.

    • DeezNuts May 16, 2013


    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      JLo singing live??????? lolololol the delusions…

  42. Music Soul Harmony May 16, 2013

    It sounded prerecorded but nevertheless, very nice! Her voice sounds stronger.

  43. mariah carey mothered you h***… May 16, 2013

    Why Nicky wasn’t asked to perform her ”hits” tho? Irrelevant much? #oop

    • FAF May 16, 2013

      the QUEEN dont work for free, b****! Idol couldnt afford her to perform .. U MAD?

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        Your drag queen c**** fave has practically been begging AI to bring her back for a 2nd season LOL! You don’t think she would have performed for free if they asked?

    • Mooriah Calories May 16, 2013

      She would have upstaged porkriah in every way dauhling. *sips tea*

      • mariah carey mothered you h***… May 16, 2013

        Too bad she wasn’t relevant enough to be asked to perform ….

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        LOL that m***** couldn’t upstage a karaoke singer at your local bar much less a legend with actual talent.

  44. DeezNuts May 16, 2013

    Beyonce Lip Synches and ALL Hell Breaks LOOSE!


    -Whatever. Even though Her Vocals Were CLEARLY Counterfeit she looked 1000000 Diva Dollars!

    • k May 16, 2013

      they are a set of hypocritical bias f-cks,d-ck f-ckup mariahs vocals cards along time ago…the sooner they admit that the better it is for everyone..what an embarrasment,prerecord and still lip it w-tf.

    • JER May 16, 2013

      It was already announced Mariah did 3 takes for her recorded performance. The producers edited it together. NO LIES WERE TOLD.

      What BeYAWNce did was come out on stage live and lip-synch to a pre-recorded track, RIP her ear piece out to try and have a ‘moment’ and got caught.

  45. mc the place to be! May 16, 2013

    I GOT MY LIFE pre-recorded or not it was new belts and riffs so I was surprised!!! and she looked amazing!! and of course miguel isnt there he’s on tour with alicia in europe

  46. HoneychildPlease May 16, 2013

    She was clearly singing over a track, but it was live…..stop going overboard smh…it was ok though

  47. Common Sense May 16, 2013

    That was AMAZING!!! The vast majority of it was live too. She did seem to have some vocal effect to help her out with the difficult parts though which is fine as long as she’s singing live. #Beautiful had some major backtrack assistance though lol she could definetely gone without it though.

    • Fergie stan May 16, 2013

      Lip singing is amazing lolol

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        Mariah sucks at lip singing. That was not happening here.

  48. Wig Snatcher May 16, 2013

    Mariah has lost it in all ways. She needs to retire and just write songs.

  49. k May 16, 2013

    so we are going to act like we don’t hear that strain and lipesych,because it,s mariah..what an embarrasment.

  50. Fifi May 16, 2013

    I liked it. I didn’t love it. Love Mimi though, always.

  51. Fergie stan May 16, 2013

    Just become a song writer mama lip syncing is not cool.

  52. Shadeing with the stars May 16, 2013

    Now that was lip synching

  53. Fergie stan May 16, 2013

    Like how do you lip sync on talent show

    • Fifi May 16, 2013

      You mean like how J-Ho was lip synching?

  54. King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

    I remember when Nicki was lipping her verse at the BET Awards…. So the barbz can hush

    • FAF May 16, 2013

      I knew someone would bring this up

      she was on a stage with smoke and heavy background noise, therefore her vocals were airy over the BACKING TRACK

      she did not try to act like she was singing, waving her hand like a maniac ! Be seated !

      • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

        Assuming that she did lip synch (which she didnt), Nicki is a rapper. Rappers dont hit notes or have to stay on key.

        Her mic was CLEARLY not turned on.

      • mariah carey mothered you h***… May 16, 2013

        EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES. B**** be seated! I rather see a LEGEND lip sync than see and irrelevant flop do it. #bye

      • Common Sense May 16, 2013

        OH SURE so your m***** fave can have some ridiculous excuse, but Mariah genuinely recording 3 versions of this performance and them being edited horribly together means she’s lipping?

  55. King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

    So who won cause im on the west coast


    OK NO!
    Nicki stans have ZERO room to talk. Mariah released an album every f****** year in the 90s (besides 96). Hence, constant performances, interviews, etc put a lot of pressure on her voice. Beyonce has released 4 albums since 2003 so she managed to care of her voice more than Mariah did. I shouldn’t even be doing this with your ass right now Because Nicki couldn’t even hold a note for two seconds.

    #PleaseChile #LetUsNot

    • Mooriah Calories May 16, 2013

      Does this look like the 90’s to you? *looks at calender*

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        Mariah didn’t release an album every yr ;/

        ’90 – MC
        ’91 – Emotions
        ’93 – Music Box
        ’95 – Daydream
        ’97 – Butterfly
        ’99 – Rainbow

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        @FAF. yes she did.

        1990 – Debut
        1991- Emotions
        1992- Mtv Unplugged (live album which sold 8 million copies, Nicki could never btw)
        1993 – Music Box
        1994 – Merry Christmas
        1995 – Daydream
        1996 – My comment states there was no album that year
        1997 – Butterfly
        1998 – #1s
        1999 – Rainbow

    • DeezNuts May 16, 2013

      No boo boo. LETS!!!

      Aretha has been singing since 1967, performing, interviews etc. She has been battling Cancer and still got on there and sung HER SONGS live. NO EXCUSE.

      Whitney’s vocals deteriorted massively and she got up there with dignity and sang her songs LIVE even if she had to lower the key, dodge the high notes, or just flat out sound horrible.

      Nicki goes on tour and RAPS and SINGS her songs live. Youtube the performances hun.
      -Mariah looked amazing though. 🙂

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        Where did Whitney and Aretha come from in this though?
        when I clearly mentioned Beyonce….

        But if you want to go there then we shall. Look up the time periods Between the releases of both Whitney and Aretha’s albums. You’ll see that they in fact took breaks between albums. Even after the 90s Mariah was putting absolute pressure on her voice. I give props to Whitney for always singing live though, respect her very much for that.

        Gurl, I know your not going to be so delusional and try to say Nicki can sing when everyone knows she CANNOT. I’ve seen performances where she raps live but then lip syncs the chorus.

  57. Shaquinisha-rose May 16, 2013

    That was impeccable! Yasss Mimi! To all those who think this was lipped…SMH. She performed it three times in a row, and they all sounded different!

  58. Kay May 16, 2013

    “She did a good job with the prerecorded version” – Aretha Franklin

    As much as I love what she used to do (Music Box to Charmbracelet) – this makes me feel sad….

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      It was prerecorded. That does not mean lipped. It means recorded before the live show.

      • Kay May 17, 2013

        and lipped on stage…. (common sense)

  59. Cherri May 16, 2013

    I am embarrassed for her. if she wasn’t lip syncing she should have.

  60. lexi May 16, 2013

    This was so disappointing, her dress was too tight, she couldn’t really move. Also why the f*** was she lip-synching, she is one of the best singer ever. A lot of these girls that don’t have big voice are out here singing live. Mariah your the voice and if I am not hearing it live I will not pay money to see the tour, girl please get it together beautiful is off to a start.

  61. BEYSUS OVER JESUS May 16, 2013


  62. Bey Fan May 16, 2013

    i was with her until she pressed her ear and acted like she hit that high note…. No maam

  63. MC May 16, 2013

    What type of mess is this.

    She recorded live, yes you read LIVE three times yesterday and there is a fan-recorded raw versions you can access but the awkward transitions and bad editing made it sound so weird.

    She should’ve focused on #Beautiful and just performed tonight but it is what it is.

    BTW, this performance served its purpose, this song jumped from #14 on U.S. itunes to #11 while J-Lo’s went from #41 to #42

    Keep it up #Beautiful


      Wait, are you serious about that last sentence?
      #41 to #42. lol, you must be joking????

      • MC May 16, 2013

        It was for a while but now it reached #29 or #27

        I mean she performed the last possible second, performed the whole song, etc so I was expecting it to just to Top 10 but, ya know.#PowerThatBe

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        I’m blown away by the fact that people actually thought Jennifer was singing live. SMH. Her performance wasn’t even that great in my opinion. She looked exhausted doing those dance moves.

  64. Mrs.B May 16, 2013

    One of the worst lip synced performances i have ever seen in my life, yes even worse then beyonce at President Obama’s inauguration.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Fortunately it wasn’t lipped, so Bey will continue to hold that prestigious title.

    • TheHive May 16, 2013

      Don’t even try it. Beyonce did not Lip sync !

  65. PS May 16, 2013

    It appeared to me she only lip synched Beautiful. You could tell it was the exact same vocals from the recording and it sounded different from the rest of the vocals.

    I liked it. It wasn’t spectacular. She should have kept it simple and only did one song plus #Beautiful.

    Maybe next time.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      I agree with her focusing on only 2 songs, but she was singing along with the backtrack to Beautiful.

  66. Newton May 16, 2013

    I went to the taping and she did 3 takes so this is a combo of the best vocals of the 3 which makes it look like she’s lipsynching and her mouth is a little off. She sung most of it live, and the belting on My All, Make It Happen and We Belong Together was different every take so it was live. She sung a lot acapella between takes and sounded great. There was a backing track (meaning no band, I don’t think Randy was actually playing) but I guess it was for consistency since they were doing more then one take. The medley was weirdly edited and sounds like there wasn’t an instrumental of #Beautiful ready in time so she sings over the original track. She looks stunning.

    • Shaquinisha-rose May 17, 2013


    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      Thank U for saying the truth to the usual haters

  67. Beycamel May 16, 2013

    Hit the showers, Mariah. You’ll get ’em next game, kid.

  68. NΛVI May 16, 2013



    I lived for the clips of Mariah saying, “Dahling.”
    And then they showed the m***** and all those tired wigs.

  70. truth May 16, 2013


  71. FD90 May 16, 2013

    That ho was lip syncing for deal life. She needs Tommy back ASAP. He would have never let her go off the rails like this.

  72. Rosie May 16, 2013

    A mess. She and Icki are the reason Idol hits lows week after week. Can’t wait until the ratings come in tomorrow, I will be perched on TVByTheNumbers waiting for the kii.

  73. DOSSOME May 16, 2013

    The WBT performance slaaayed…I wish she performed 2 songs maximum though..Thank God this show is done,please Mariah,i expect you to announce you ain’t coming back

    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      Exactly! The best two ones were #beautiful and We belong together. And why? Because those two had a little more time to grow. The extremely short time for each song ruined it in a way.
      By the way: #beautiful sounds so damn good live. Like not even I thought the song was so good, for everything: radio, for live performances, crossover appeal, etc

  74. Lmao May 16, 2013

    I thought it was a great performance. She did all my favorites. Were all the songs necessary? Not really, but I feel like she did it to prove a point.

  75. truth May 16, 2013

    I see why she was fired

  76. Mark111 May 16, 2013

    Was this Britney Spears? Cause all I heard was a back up and lipping. I heard her voice here and there and that last note was hers, but comeone, how you gonna lip on idol? (Looks at Jhud’s performance) Sory goats, but the chic can’t sing LIVE anymore, maybe she shouldn’t put 99 different notes in one verse. BUT I will say, how many #1’s she sang? lol, it was almost back to back. Only a few can do that. With that said, a Ciara fan has the, nevermind, I don’t even have to say, THEY know better.

    • theman May 17, 2013

      She was singing,and she did great, the dubbing and editing was terrible. Her live vocals are online as well….

  77. bravo!!! May 16, 2013


  78. Kate May 16, 2013

    I can’t help but feel that her diva “moments” are a bit much in those medleys. With the wind machine and the way she keeps on flailing her arms/hands, there’s too much going on – makes it hard for people to relate to her. Besides, it seems that she’s lost her vocal range, since it’s not as good as it used to be – which I guess is common with aging. I love that she just stood there for a good two minutes after the performance. She wants to see that standing ovation goddammit (which of course she feels she deserves – if not the entire audience bowing down to her majesty)! Ugh… #typical

  79. TheTruth May 16, 2013

    Ok I am a huge lamb but by no way am I delusional…..that was horrible but only the editing….I do believe the vocals were Mariahs but the way they made the edit with the video and audio made it seem like it was lipped…

    NO ONE has stated the obvious!! To me its obvious the producers did this on purpose to get back at Mariah…i mean come on they did try to get J-Lo back and Mariah did have to give them a treat of legal action….im sure they have beef with each othe at this point…

  80. Greg May 17, 2013

    Mariah needs to have a round of seats…she is 90 years old and still prancing around in the beautiful video like she’s 22….she was the biggest waste of American Idols money…boring, and the whole “darling” thing got old quick. She should stay out of the public eye a minute and give us a chance to forget this moment in her career cause it wasn’t a good look.

  81. DOSSOME May 17, 2013

    Why did IDOL crew do this poor editing though?i’m not one to speak of “conspiracy theories” but judging by this unprofessionally done video,i think she was smart to pre-tape it,otherwise i wouldn’t be surprised if MIMI were to take the stage and suddenly her mic malfunctioned.

  82. mr.m May 17, 2013

    That man is done .. Can’t sing for sh!t
    Triumphant get em get em #NuffSaid

    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      Better than any Xtina showing in the last 5 years hun

  83. YEAH May 17, 2013

    Flop flop flop flop flop flop flop flop flop flop flop flop. She sounded a hot assssssssssssssssssssss mess. The Beautiful Jlo an Nicki >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cowiah Scrarey.

    • Gabriel May 17, 2013

      I agree. People are saying s*** about J.Lo performance but I loved. (:

  84. lambily May 17, 2013

    So sad to see how intemidated u haters are by Mariah’s LIVE perfromance HUNTIES, she snatched all types of weaves and wigs lace fronts and synthetics, SORRY, that no talent has surpassed that, only one who can be put in her cateory from this generation could be beyonce, and that’s it! JLO and Nicki are performers with no vocal ability, please just admit to that, no comparisons with MARIAH at ALL!!!CLOWNS

  85. lambily May 17, 2013

    So sad to see how intemidated u haters are by Mariah’s LIVE perfromance HUNTIES, she snatched all types of weaves and wigs lace fronts and synthetics, SORRY, that no talent has surpassed that, only one who can be put in her cateory from this generation could be beyonce, and that’s it! JLO and Nicki are performers with no vocal ability, please just admit to that, no comparisons with MARIAH at ALL!!!CLOWNS

  86. JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

    Wow she looks GORGEOUS! Damn she has worked that body for the promo. Go Mariah!
    And yes it was kind of awkward. In fact the best sounding song seemed to be #beautiful instantly. It´s such a great song but the other ones are too obviously. We belong together sounded the second best too cos it had more time. The extremely short time given to each song ruined them. But it was good enough. I just wish we could see the entire #beautiful song in GMA, and with Miguel if possible 🙂

  87. JER May 17, 2013

    omg. Yal keep the one company that manufactures silly straws in business. You grasp so hard morning, noon, and night. Yal must stay snuggled up at night with a damn bag of straws to ease the pain of having been scalped by Mariah on and off for 25 years. How is that new growth coming in? Any questions?

  88. Addison May 17, 2013

    #mimed #whatsthemessage?
    It’s like she’s trying to back up each of her ‘look at my career’ comments on Idol. “Look I DO have some hits!” Should’ve stuck to the mediocre single…

  89. YEAH May 17, 2013

    A mess! She’s an Fat Flop Mess. Her voice <<<<<<<< Roseanna Barr voice! @Jer I bet u wake up in the middle of the nite, wishing for an wet d***. To bad nobody wants that dead posseum smelling ass. Goodbye b****.

  90. BeatThatQ May 17, 2013

    I love me some MC but this performance should have never happened the way it did, editing was horrible….She was lip syncing and it was not looking cute one bit….her strains in her face and neck doesnt relate to notes from the pre-rocorded tracks…That was aweful…She has had some good lip syncing but this was a no no…And I just wanted her to sing Beautiful, the entire song not just a piece…Like this is your official comeback single!!!…Like seriously…Still love her crazy ass but baby this was not cute!!!

  91. JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

    #beautiful is at #7 on itunes as we speak. Again strong in the top 10
    And a few people still trying to convince I don´t know who this isn´t hit…. #pressed

    • truth May 18, 2013

      #7= flop tho

  92. chris May 19, 2013

    i do not get why everytime mariah carey has a good performance she has to be lip syncing? this performance was obviously live. i hate people that can’t give anyone credit. because even on mariah’s worst days she can out sing RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ, KESHA, BRITNEY,AND HALF THE OTHER B**** OUT THERE. so hush and recognizze greatness. she did seem rushedthough , but she had a five minute time slot to fil, so tough titty. mariah at the end of the day gets a 90% out of a 100% for this performance.

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