Still, in embracing her international status, the 45-year-old played to a sold-out crowd at the Jazz & Blues Festival in Jamaica last night.
How did she fare?
Watch her showing of ‘Always Be My Baby’ below…
While Mimi’s voice boasted more power and clarity than recent showings, she still veered all over the place at one too many points. What’s more, she just doesn’t seem or sound confident.
Yes, she may still possess a better vocal than some of today’s chart-toppers, but what value does that have when she can’t showcase it in a way that does it any justice?
Also, anyone else notice how those 1995 vocals kicked in real quick after the bridge? We’re all for a good pre-record, but for the love of all things good, make it seem convincing…please. Perhaps Celine (the Queen of epic lipping…and live singing) can offer Mimi a few tips before her Vegas show debuts.