Watch: Mariah Carey Performs ‘I’ll Be There’ At ‘Elusive Chanteuse Show’

Published: Wednesday 8th Oct 2014 by Sam

As widely reported, Mariah Carey‘s new tour ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ kicked off in Japan last week.

This Monday saw the trek continue in Yokohama.

Watch below as the diva with five-octaves performs classic ‘I’ll Be There’ with longtime friend Trey Lorenz

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  1. It doesn’t come easy October 8, 2014

    So you guys took down the Wendy post…good, can’t stand that T*****.

    • It doesn’t come easy October 8, 2014

      Ps, Let Mariah be, she has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PROVE…she’s a LEGEND.

      • dee October 8, 2014

        So why don’t she stop! It is quite embarrassing. She enjoys singing and we get it; but you have to know when your expiration date is up.

      • K Bye October 11, 2014

        Mariah is a done-deal. 🙁

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    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      HERES the issue, mariah sang 23 songs the news said; she sounded great on 20 and they picked the worst two moments to HATE on her. Why has the African American public always had daggers for MARIAH; SHE IS THE BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE IN HISTORY. She has outsold all your faves. SHE IS A LEGEND. Not her voice is not EPIC like on VANISHING anymore. No she does not make great song choices live FADED should be on the SETLIST . No she has not supported the cd with great performances or videos. It’s 25 years in for her. SHE STILL MAKES EOIC RECORDS

      • Xoxo October 11, 2014

        Mariah is NOT the best selling female. Madonna is. Get your fact right.

  2. Stephon October 8, 2014

    Sam, what the heck happen to the Wendy post??? Oh well, this video I believe is from the 1st night. She sounded a mess. Like I said, her 3rd night sounds a bit better. But, still mediocre. There is honestly, no need to post every single performance of MC sounding terrible. We all know she sounds a mess. Yall just wanna start stan wars & get hits.

    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      At least she sang live; waiting for your hood ass to sing 23 songs live

      • Stephon October 8, 2014

        True. Also, no need to get nasty with me.

  3. Xavier October 8, 2014

    Mariah has sounded like crap lately, but I doubt that her voice is totally gone because she has had great performances within the last year. She sounded great every time she performed “#Beautiful” and sounded even more amazing the times that she has performed “The Art of Letting Go”. Anyone who has heard her last album would clearly see that her voice isn’t gone.

    • Manny G. October 10, 2014

      That’s because she lip synced it every time.

      • Gaga’s Monster October 11, 2014

        Prerecorded vocals do wonders. 🙁

  4. Casual-T October 8, 2014

    Well, at least MC looks good.
    And Trey Lorenz . . . talk about a blast from the past. I used to rock his CD back in the day. Telling my age? But his high notes were always the bomb.

  5. Sad truth October 8, 2014

    it’s no secret that she has good days and more bad days vocally, but why even showcase them. Would TGJ do this if it was Beyonce? no, why? Because they would feel sorry for her. So why do it to others. It really comes a time in life when we stop laughing or shining light on others downfall. It really is immature, sad, and somewhat of an evil nature.
    As a blog that supports music, you all should show growth and know that certain things are better left un said.
    This woman is clearly going through something personal and it’s never cool to kick a person while their down.
    TGJ should not shine light on this tour not any other human beings issue when it’s something bad going on in their life. It’s rude

    • Sad truth October 8, 2014

      All up in my feelings and using the wrong words. Oops meant they’re not their.

    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      All these girls have iffy vocal moments but they pretty much bully mariah since 2001; Maybe her voice has changed but so what she’s been in the game 25 years ; MARIAH, CELINE, MADONNA, JANET. Are royalty and need to be respected;

  6. Sad truth October 8, 2014

    I recall a few good Mariah moments that never saw the light of day on this blog but Sam rushes to post all bad moments in Mariah’s performances/life.
    What does that say about the soul that lives within that persons body?

  7. skyfall October 8, 2014

    If mariah get her nodules removed then she’ll be able to slay us with her voice again.

    • Brian310 October 8, 2014

      There is a 50% chance that it will or won’t which is why she hasn’t gotten the surgery.

    • Tboz’sSideburns October 11, 2014

      I heard the nodules were also the part of her vocal chords that helped her do the whistle register.
      The problem is, Mariah has such a large vocal range and the whistle register is an impressive feature of that, but it is basically straining and damaging her vocal chords (which is why she has to lip-sync to the high notes on a lot of her songs) – with a voice like this, as amazing as it is, her singing voice will be non-existent after she hits 50

  8. B Lamont October 8, 2014

    Maybe Trey should just sing all her songs in the background…obviously he can hit notes she can’t these days.

    • Skyfall October 8, 2014

      Delusion Mariah can still whistle very well, in fact that’s probably her only register that hasn’t deteriorated

    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      Hunnie she has hit enough notes to be THE BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE IN HISTORY. So her voice has aged.

    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      Sanggggggg mimi

  9. Mark111 October 8, 2014

    If there’s one thing Mariah is, that’s a great (and I said GREAT) producer and vocal arranger. She just need to change her classic arrangements to fit her voice now. It sounds bad (this wasn’t as bad) because she’s trying to hit those 1990 vocals when her voice just doesn’t have it anymore. And it’s not just her, every artist’s voice changes, MJ didn’t sound the same after 20 years, MJB doesn’t sound the same after 20 year, Beyonce doesn’t sound the same after 10 years (she grown better), same with AK. . She still have her light tones, it’s when she tries to belt is where she effs up.

    • Sharon October 8, 2014

      Her tone is beautiful, while live she has not really delivered since the MIMI era. Who cares she’s been singing her face off for 25 years; How many of these current chicks will last 25 years????

  10. Erik October 8, 2014

    On the other hand Toni Braxton sounds pretty much the same 20 plus years later. Probably the only Diva from the 90s that does.

    • Mark111 October 8, 2014

      True, but Toni uses a low registers, there’s not strain using a deep voice. It’s all in the chest and diaphragm. J.Hud (even tho she’s just loud) will have a voice for years cause she’s not straining.

    • Stephon October 8, 2014

      There is nothing risky about Toni’s voice. She stays in the lower register. Her entire career is mostly low notes. High note singers are a different story. But, Mariah has nodules. And, thats what is deteriorating her voice. Something happen with Whitney (believe it or not).,,

      Chaka Khan smoke crack & weed & cigs JUST LIKE NIPPY but STILL can blow. That’s cause she did not sing with a high larynx & damage her chords.

      Bad singing technique & over-singing messed Maraih’s voice up. And, over-singing took away Whitney’s voice.

      • Erik October 8, 2014

        Toni has some pretty difficult songs that are not just limited to her lowest register. I think what has made her voice consistent is her technique. One the is for certain you’ll never catch Toni straining or over singing.

      • Aleesa October 8, 2014

        Lol who died and made you a vocal expert? Stop reading stuff online and presenting it as factual.

  11. Stephon October 8, 2014

    I Love love love love love how SAM & DAVID tries their hardest to diss & be shady towards Mariah Carey. But, in the comment section. Most people with common sense don’t even entertain the article. Most of the time, they just go awwf talking about another topic. LOL

    • FAF October 8, 2014

      she doesn’t strain and sing out of her range, though she just has a loud voice

  12. LB October 8, 2014

    Some “artists” (used loosely) are good at hiding their vocal damage (by letting the iPod do the singing for them), but we can hear it in the rare moments they decide to sing live

    • Stephon October 8, 2014

      Lovebird stop, Beyonce voice is still very good. She has actually gotten better with time. But, I do think her high notes voice has gone down. since her B DAY years. But, Beyonce knows how to sing correctly. She RARELY over sings or puts her voice in danger.

      • LB October 8, 2014

        Beyonce’s vocals still “sound good” because she has been LIP SYNCING A LOT and you cannot tell the difference.

        If you compare Beyonce’s studio vocals between 4closure and Beyonce, you can clearly hear the vocal damage.

        And the fact that she is not singing live anymore proves it. Listen to this XO performance, the vocal damage is blatantly evident.

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        Her voice is not damaged.. Its just dropped a few octaves which is common in singers after they have babies. Beyonce out of everyone, knows how to preserve and voice and sticks to her limits.

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        Preserve her voice*

      • LB October 8, 2014

        Gurl bye, compare her vocals between 4 and today, both recorded and live, there is a MAJOR DIFFERENCE. Her voice is damaged.

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        Yes, the difference is its dropped.

      • LB October 8, 2014

        I’ll take “dropped” being a nicer way of saying damaged.

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        @LB youtube Beyonces performances of Resentment and Why dont you Love you me from On The Run. That is NOT a damaged voice.

      • LB October 8, 2014

        Are you talking about those lip synced performances?

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        @LB No. They are fully LIVE! Thats why Im directing you to watch them.

    • Mark111 October 8, 2014

      Bey rearranges her vocals LIVE. Minus 4, her LIVE shows and studio recording sounds different. Plus she been using voice effects (the echos) and again, with XO, she’s mimicking the recorded version Vs changing it up to fit a realistic LIVE performance. And she does lip at times, example BET crazy in love VS VMA crazy in love.

      • LB October 8, 2014

        She has been lip syncing more often that usual nowadays, even including her ballad type of songs.

        Apart from listen, she doesn’t really have ballads of substance, which makes me wonder why she suffered from vocal damage considering her lack of emotive songs, save for listen and maybe Halo (she manages to screw that one up too).

        On 4 she sounded amazing, her vocals were on point.

      • Yeah I Said It October 8, 2014

        You are always reaching for the Gods to diss Beyonce in some way. Have a cathedral of seats. Her voice is fine.

  13. LB October 8, 2014

    Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and many more are a few examples of artists who’ll suffer from vocal damage.

    We can already hear it from Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys…etc.

    People need to understand, not everyone can be a Pattie Labelle or Aretha Franklin, who I blame for all the over singing that is happening in the industry.

    I would say Celine Dion, but she saved her voice by lip syncing 90% of her concerts since the 90s.

  14. Cake like Lady GaGa October 8, 2014

    ^ these record executives.. Chile -__-

    • Mark111 October 8, 2014

      Mad cause no one mentioned that has been goo goo chick?

  15. Sad Truth October 8, 2014

    call me old but I was born in the early early days of the 80’s and I remember Madonna debut, Whitney Houstons early albums, the start of Mariah Careys career, Toni Braxton, and Celine. With that said NONE of those woman (excluding Celine) still sound the same.
    I find it comical that most in here can’t remeber when Mariah Carey debut and slayed all except Whitney vocally, yet they be in here trying to shade her like she NEVER had a career.

    • Erik October 8, 2014

      Oh Please…Not Celine, the Diva who’s been lip syncing in Vegas for almost a decade…At least all the others have the respect to sing LIVE (well excluding Mariah on occasion)

    • AJ October 8, 2014

      Madonna’s first album was released July 27, 1983. Even if you were born in 1980, you would have been only 3 years old. So, it is hard to believe that you would “remember” Madonna’s debut. LOL However, I agree with you.

  16. Skyfall October 8, 2014


    Ariana’s voice is already deteriorated, she can barely go into falsetto without being breathy and her belts are not strong anymore, her trying to copy and imitate Mariah cause her to lose her voice before her career even kicked off Po’ Thang *Stephy Voice*

    • LB October 8, 2014

      I have noticed her voice is getting damaged. If she doesn’t hold it back, she’ll suffer damage faster than Christina Aguilera.

      • skyfall October 8, 2014

        Death!! See at least Mariah was actually gonna eventually lose her voice anywy because of her nodules.

  17. LB October 8, 2014

    Mariah just suffered from vocal damage, no big deal.

    Madonna actually sounds better today, that that nail on chalkboard sound she had in the 80s. She got a lot better all through the 90s, her Ray of light album is amazing.

    Celine just really, stopped singing in the 90s, as long as modern technology did the singing for her.

    Those trying to shade Mariah have got no leg to stand on because she is still the biggest selling female artist of all time (keep those SHIPMENT Madonna receipts and bring me Soundscan receipts).

    • Suicide Blonde October 8, 2014

      Madonna sounded her best during her Evita and Ray of Light’s eras, she took vocals lessons, let’s say that she learned how to sing, the results were incredible, In “Evita” her voice sounded almost symphonical, while on “Ray of Light”, her voice was just heavenly, especially in the beautiful “The Power of Goodbye”, her voice has changed a lot, to be honest and it’s not for good, as for “Soundscan” receipts, you have a big problem here, because “Soundscan” only tracks sales in North America (US and Canada), which begin in 1991. Worldwide sales are an estimation, does that mean that we have somehow fake numbers?, yes and no, the easiest way to keep track of the amount that an album sells globally is by tracking how much it sold in each continent, by country, where it charted, certifications, ect, ect, it’s more accurate than people might think, so Madonna’s sales in the US and WW are right, she has three albums to be certified in the US but that’s unlikely to happen, since she is not longer signed with her old record label, they won’t bother to pay to certified her records.

      • NOLIES October 8, 2014

        A lot of these record companies won’t pay to certify. They should though. These artists worked too hard not to.

      • Gaga’s Monsters October 11, 2014

        Madonna is the best selling female artist of all time. Soundscan began tracking in 1991. Don’t tell me Madonna has sold 0 record since before that. Madonna 1st started in 1983…

        Your argument is deeply flawed. Thanks for the effort anyway.

    • Fact October 11, 2014

      Billboard Top 100 Artist (August 02, 2013)

      2 MADONNA (The best selling female artist of all time)
      3 ELTON JOHN

  18. Skyfall October 8, 2014

    Mariah still has her voice but you can tell it’s something holding he back from giving he full potential. Most likely the nodules which she needs to get removed. In this video Mariah still sounded good especially towards her climax and even added a whistle that wasn’t in her original 1994 recording, and those runs at the end, yaaaasss.

  19. Tasha October 8, 2014

    Leave mimi alone yall.

    • Mark111 October 8, 2014

      No one’s dissing her. She’s a legend, but we do see the damage. To ME, she’s the last of the greats.

      • Tasha October 8, 2014

        People are very much dissing her all over the net. It was a general comment.

    • Lisa October 9, 2014

      Mariah and CELINE have been belting, singing in high registers, emoting for years and now 25 years later they have lost an octave or two; but on record they still sound 10000 better than this new crop of models I mean singers

  20. Slay_Hive October 8, 2014

    Poor Mariah *Goes and watches my Revel Dvd

  21. Lindsay Lohan October 8, 2014

    Say what you want, but she looks really beautiful recently. She’s bringing the Butterfly era back. (Which is also evident in her tour since there are FIVE Butterfly tracks on the setlist.)

  22. Yeah I Said It October 8, 2014

    Who is giving her the ok to do this? The problem with these legends they surround themselves with too many yes people and then end up destroying themselves.

    • NOLIES October 8, 2014

      Pretty damn much

  23. JOHNVIDAL October 8, 2014

    Well, she was really sounding bad that night, very bad. But this is not the state her voice is in from now on. She´s been singing I´ll be There live on her performances these last two years sounding beautiful (not 90s obviously). Her voice is in a very bad state this week for some reason and that´s it. Check I´ll be There in her concerts in Australia 2 years ago for example. Her voice is so fragile and changes constantly. Of course will keep posting this as the sad individual that he is.
    When will your faves outshine Mariah´s career boo? Or at least Mariah´s The Emancipation which wasn´t even in the 90s? We are still waiting hun 🙂
    *plays Make it Look Good* from Mariah´s great 14th album in which she was hugely involved as she has been in her music since 1989 🙂

  24. NOLIES October 8, 2014

    Damn that Wendy post disappeared quick.

    Eh, no comment. I’m hoping she stays alive. I like Mariah’s dress here. 🙂

  25. Rihanna Lately October 8, 2014

    Poor cowriah, she’s an ariana lessor now

  26. shaquinisha-rose October 8, 2014

    Because it get the hits. SMH. Mariah has been paying other people’s bills since she was 20 years old.

  27. Mimi Carey October 8, 2014

    I just love how the stans of flops come on QUEENriahs posts trying to throw shade. QUEENriah will remain superior to each and every one of your favs , no matter what condition her vocals may be in. Now twirl on that!!!!

  28. Halei October 9, 2014

    I’ve been tellin’ em for months they should have me back her up!!1 I have the same voice….same producer

    its her passagio the cross over unit, so to speak, of her voice

    I think its just cuz she hasn’t been singing for a long time

    I sing all the time

    hormones outtah wack and if she’s on any “meds” that’ll wack out her cords

    she needs health and some coaching ….that’s all

  29. Jimmy October 9, 2014

    She needs to earn her money at these concerts – NOT lip sync 60 percent of the show. She is embarrassing herself. I think there is something really wrong with her voice. She does have something to prove when she takes hundreds per ticket. She needs to prove she can still sing. I am beginning to doubt that. Prove me wrong – I would love that!

  30. Gaga’s Monsters October 11, 2014

    She sounds like a screeching brake… 😆

  31. Fact October 11, 2014

    Billboard Top 100 Artist…

    2 MADONNA (The best selling female artist of all time)

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