Damage Control? Mariah Carey Hits Right Notes…Backstage

Published: Sunday 21st Dec 2014 by Sam

As recent years have taught us, Mariah Carey‘s “new” voice is as unpredictable as the lottery.

One day she’ll hit the jackpot only to miss the mark entirely the next.

An instance of the latter hit headlines recently when mic-feed audio from her performance at New York’s Rockefeller Center went viral for all the wrong reasons.

In a bid to perhaps remind the masses of her gravitas, the seasoned diva took to Instagram last night to share a series of interestingly timed clips of vocals warm-ups before hitting the stage for a Christmas concert.

Has Mimi still got it? You be the judge below…

A video posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

A video posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

Yes, on occasion she may sound like she’s been chewing gravel, however we’ve never questioned the epicness that is Mariah’s voice…when it’s working.

That said, we also refuse to be roused by momentary displays such as this, which have clearly been dressed-up as impromptu to prove a point.

Now, if she were to replicate this on stage…for a whole show…then we’d be cartwheeling with excitement.

In the here and now, though, this was…cute.

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  1. Soapy Sam December 21, 2014

    Sam and his shady Mariah posts. How predictable and boring. Yawn.

  2. You will never be December 21, 2014

    There are plenty of videos from her Christmas concerts online and she sounds great. You didn’t post those, Sam. Shady muthafúka.

  3. cocobutta December 21, 2014

    The joke about it is that in all her struggles it’s never been the whistle notes that have had the vocal issues. Her full chest voice has been the main root of her recent problems.

    Sometimes she gets it right but her legacy and vocal history in this music industry is undeniable.

    Some singers can sing and not warm up but don’t think that applies to Mariah, especially nowadays.
    The heifer too busy being late here, there and everywhere and not doing the warm ups to have her voice on form.
    Less champagne darrrrrrling & more honey please babes.

  4. powow December 21, 2014

    I expect too much on the duet of Mc n Aguilera . How’s it gonna be like? All about vocal, but no oversexual image, that’s boring.

    • Meteorite December 21, 2014

      Wait what Christina and Mariah are doing a duet?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Please say it’s true DO NOT joke with me?!?!?!? It’s like my dying wish!!!!!!

  5. dee December 21, 2014

    Chile…squealing like a pig is not singing!

    • BeyxMaraj December 21, 2014

      Hater, with a capital H.

  6. Beysus December 21, 2014

    Times running out, Iggy Azalea… *sips tea*

    • OMG Logic!!! December 21, 2014

      LOL at you children falling for that Anonymous bull$hit. Surely you realize it’s just some 14 year throwing a temper tantrum? Then again you’re part of the Beyhive…

      • Beysus December 21, 2014


  7. Iggy > Music December 21, 2014

    Iggy azalea can hit 8765421233556 octaves mooriah aint s***

    • BeyxMaraj December 21, 2014

      Really??? Okay.

    • SMH December 21, 2014

      And yet Iggy can’t even sell 500K albums.

  8. #1Lamb December 21, 2014

    Sometimes it would be nice to see a positive post about mariah. Especially when there are so many videos floating around with her sounding good on stage. TGJ is about to be minus a follower very soon.too much negativity unless you’re beynce or Nikki Minaj

  9. powow December 21, 2014

    Mariah n Aguilera should make a duet soon before their voices lose. Please make it happen.

    • Meteorite December 21, 2014

      Right!!!!! That’s like my DYING wish!!!! I know they would get along. Well astrology says they would at least. I’m mean Mariah’s an Aries and Christina’s a Sagittarius. So fire signs all get along….IDK I just want a duet with them so damn bad it’s sickening….-sighs-

    • SMH December 21, 2014

      Never gonna happen. Mariah is too vain and her ego won’t allow it.

      • Meteorite December 21, 2014

        -sighs- tragically enough, she is….oh Mariah…

  10. powow December 21, 2014

    still wondering why Bey won more Grammys than Aguilera. Bound to You and You Lost me did deserve Grammys, in my personal opinion.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2014

      That´s not the issue. The issue is why she has more than so many musicians that are 100 times better than her. Mariah carey with her tremendous catalogue and voice for example 🙂

      • powow December 21, 2014

        Mariah has less than Bey

    • Meteorite December 21, 2014

      I agree. Lyrical those songs were amazing.

    • SMH December 21, 2014

      Because Christina doesn’t have the, um, connections that beyonce had to get those grammys.

  11. YAG December 21, 2014

    How come Mariah has to prove her ability to sing and make high notes after such a huge career like hers? The fact is that time goes by and this new generation of public (very young) doesn’t know all about the crazy stuff Mariah has released for years now. The last MC’s record has flopped while Ariana is rising like she’s THE new thing or the NEW MC but there was, there is and there will always be ONE AND ONLY Mariah Carey. I love Ariana Grandé, tat’s not the problem but I don’t need any proofs of vocalizes to know if Mariah is still up in the game. This is for all these s*** talkers: If you feel so concerned about Mariah’s vocals abilities, show everybody if you can do a quarter of what she did and then we’ll see. She’s only human and nobody’s perfect. I think she has the right to make mistakes after all the wonderful gifts she gave us all along these years, don’t blame it on her. There’s not much artists who truly sing in live, don’t forget that.

    • Diane December 21, 2014

      I couldn’t agree with this post more in fact it totally how I feel personally about all the resent drama surrounding MiMi. She as absolutely nothing to prove I wish all the s*** talkers would go away and stop hating. Don’t hate the player hate the game

  12. JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2014

    Sam always so pressed when it comes to Mariah Carey! There are tons of videos in the Internet from this year where Mariah sounds this good and better. Media and especially people like Sam just want to create news when she has a bad day (a bad day that most of the other pop girls would want to have in their best day in their prime 🙂 )
    Of course you know Sam Mariah Carey´s voice is this good and is 20 times better than any of your faves voices, past and present (except for my beloved Whitney Houston who is another true great of course, and is one of your faves).

  13. powow December 21, 2014

    I used to think that MC was the greatest vocalist before I listened to Aguilera. I still love her voice, though. I need them to make a duet :).

    • OMG Logic!!! December 21, 2014

      Technically speaking, Aguilera is a horrid vocalist. Talented, yes, but she’s got very little musicianship.

      • SMH December 21, 2014

        Wrong. Christina Aguilera is on record as one of the greatest vocalists of all time-and the only vocalist in her generation to be labeled as such by SEVERAL industry sources.

  14. MISHKA December 21, 2014

    Whatever TGJ, she will forever be the legendary MC and she won’t stop #Diddybop

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  16. Sherry December 21, 2014

    I’m a lamb but not delusional. Mimi’s voice has been inconsistent for over a decade now. I’m not a singer nor a vocal connoisseur by any means, but those vocals have been OFF. She is still a legend and has one of the greatest discographies next to Janet and your favs could never!!! 😆

    • DanYiel Teflon December 21, 2014

      U almost had me until you mentioned JANET her voice has never been the same those whispering sopranos HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SHIFTY!!

      • Sherry December 21, 2014

        I said nothing about her vocals…I said her discography! Janet has a great voice by the way.

    • OMG Logic!!! December 21, 2014

      The only time it was as bad as it is now was way back in 2000.

  17. M December 21, 2014

    I find it quite interesting that she’s on night #4 of her sold-out Christmas shows in NYC’s Beacon Theatre, which are getting great reviews by fans and critics alike, and yet there hasn’t been one single solitary post/video put up on here about that?!?!? But the first opportunity to underhand “compliment” her and ya’ll jump all over it. Psssssh please. Beyonce or Ariana queefs and you guess post it like she just won an Olympic Gold Medal. NEXT!

  18. TRUTH SERUM December 21, 2014

    She needs new people. That was so staged, you’re better than this MiMi

  19. Dossome December 21, 2014

    There are plenty of videos from her christmas concerts of her sounding just as good as she did during her Pre-Rainbow days but since you’ve gotta be the a*** you are,you deliberately choose to ignore them and jump on everytime she has a bad day.Common sense tells me that when one has used her voice to the extent Mariah has hers,he or she will struggle after sometime.Expecting her to sound consistently exceptionally great after 25yrs+ of professional singing is simply stupid.Mariah will always be regarded as one of if not the greatest female vocalist of all time while Samantha will be remembered for……nevermind

  20. powow December 22, 2014

    still aguilera is the best vocalist “nuf said *

  21. powow December 22, 2014

    Duet, great combination.

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