Watch: Mariah Carey’s Hit & Miss Performance In Jamaica

Published: Saturday 31st Jan 2015 by Sam

On home soil, Mariah Carey has been a hot topic of late thanks to her new Las Vegas residency, rumoured Sony Music return, and tabloid chatter surrounding her divorce from Nick Cannon.

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.

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  1. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) January 31, 2015

    GOD bless her. Love you Mariah and still wishing you all the best.

    • maurice January 31, 2015

      when will Beyonce have a collection of number 1s she actually wrote herself?

      • Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) January 31, 2015

        Where was Beyoncé mentioned on this post? I love Beyoncé as well. She’s very talented as well + has her own catalog of hits. Stop the foolishness.

      • Rocnar January 31, 2015

        This has nothing to do with Beyonce. Bringing her up to try and divert attention from Mariah’s failure was a b**** move. What a f**.

  2. TheElusiveLamb January 31, 2015

    LOL I think it is time to call your friend Celine for lip syncing tips. 98% of her Jamaica show were prerecorded tracks I heard in Vegas. (No shade, bc i love Celine) Anywho, I love the slimmer figure and the strongest your lowest and whisper register has been since 2006. I will love you forever Mimi. I just hope that $3,000 I just spent doesn’t go to mediocrity, and something more like the Charmbracelet and Rainbow (visually) Tours along with The Adventures of Mimi Tour audience interaction. #DontKillHetYet

  3. Cough Cough January 31, 2015

    I saw the Jamaican reviews and they loved it. Mariah’s a hit and miss kinda girl these days, it just is what it is. But then again pretty much ALL (except a select few) the big voiced popular divas are hit and miss so. Whatev’s

  4. king January 31, 2015

    She actually did a good job, mixed it up, was a fun performance

  5. kingbeybitch January 31, 2015

    Rest your weary heart and relax your mind

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 31, 2015

      I said the same when I saw that none of your fave’s albums are diamond

  6. RCi January 31, 2015

    ummm are u serious… that was awful. Ive been a Mariah fan since i was born but that wasn’t good. That performance is something you would expect from R**** not Mariah. However, I really hope Mariah takes some time off to rest before her Vegas show cuz i definitely wanna see her.

  7. Cry Me A River January 31, 2015

    Sam is so obsessed with Mariah and Rhianna.

  8. Terry B January 31, 2015

    I always see Mariah fans coming for Celine, who can actually still sing. Anyway..there’s a reason she keeps booking shows overseas but not here in America. We know her voice is busted, they don’t.

    • TheElusiveLamb January 31, 2015

      No we don’t. The article mentions Céline. I LOVE Celine Dion. However, Celine does lip sync. It’s no secret. I would hope she would still sound like her 1996 recordings because 90% of her shows’ vocals are the same prerecorded tracks being used over and over again. What is you’re saying is equivalent to me saying if Mariah was lip syncing her Tokyo Dome Daydream Tour vocals and me saying she still can sing and slays like she used to…

    • JOHNVIDAL February 1, 2015

      Sorry but most real Mariah fans that have visited this blog at some point also love Celine Dion.

  9. RDK January 31, 2015

    bumboclat a jamaica di ting deh meme a do her ting.

  10. BeyRihLiyah January 31, 2015

    the Mariah shade is so played out stop being so bitter TGJ

  11. BeyRihLiyah January 31, 2015

    the performance wasn’t that bad

  12. LB January 31, 2015

    YAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!!! MEMORIES, The first ever MARIAH CAREY Song I heard. I remember hearing this song for the first time, the life I got. Sing is Mariah

    I know that you’ll be back boy
    When your days and your nights get a little bit colder
    I know that you’ll be right back baby
    Oh baby believe me it’s only a matter of time

    • FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

      OMG MINE TOO!!

  13. Stephy. January 31, 2015


  14. Royalkev January 31, 2015

    Ummm, that was a bit all over the place! It just seems like Mariah has a lot of nervous energy. There were some moments that were steady and then it was off again. Tbh honest, this was slightly better than those dreadful performances she recently gave. It’s just still looks like she’s not in control on stage. ABMB will always be my favorite song by Mariah … like this is probably in my top 10 of all time, but I don’t ever recall catching a performance from her that really sold the song (old or new Mariah). It wasn’t always issues with her vocals, she just struggled to come across as confident (which is more revealing now than ever).

  15. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 31, 2015

    Mimi don’t be going to my favourite island acting a fool. Was she about to shout out Nick Cannon, or she dating someone else – oh Mariah please. anyway the performance was cute.

  16. Swifter January 31, 2015

    People make theeeeee most excuses for her SHOT vocals

  17. Dossome January 31, 2015

    You can do alot better Mariah

    • Mark111 January 31, 2015

      Can she? I mean she’s getting better.

      • Dossome January 31, 2015

        Yeah,she can…her Beacon shows for example.My problem is not the vocals but the performance doesn’t look rehearsed at all.The audience seemed to enjoy themselves,that’s what matters

      • Mark111 February 1, 2015

        Is it safe to say that she needs to rearrange the vocals of her songs to fit her TODAY? The problem with her and Whitney at the time was that they’re still trying to hit those notes that they know they can not hit. I say switch EVERYTHING up, make it fit her voice and I bet you, she will be that chick.

  18. RCi January 31, 2015

    Im sorry but i CANT with these delusional lambs making excuses… THATS THE REASON MARIAHS IN THIS MESS. No one cares enough about Mariah to tell her the truth that she’s a mess and can do better. Mariah is one of the ALL TIME greats but she’s ruining her legacy by doing these awful performances.

    • Prismatic January 31, 2015

      Let’s see how the lambs will twist this 🙁

      • Dossome January 31, 2015

        @Prismatic…you need to make up your mind on which name to troll under,this or the other one

    • Dossome January 31, 2015

      Whatever “diaster” is…Inquisitr is no credible source.EVERY single one of their Mariah articles are laced with negativity.The writer is a JLo stan so..

    • Josh February 1, 2015

      Last time I checked all except 2 shows were sold out!

  19. Lmfao_Hoe January 31, 2015

    It’s funny how everyone is trying to shade the hell out of Mariah’s vocals when they are still there, just not as strong as they once were , this is no different of how the media attacked Whitney too ! But oh I guess we have to wait til she passes (God forbid) to pay homage n respect?. At the end of the day both women were unmatched and can’t no b itches of today can do what they did on stage. And if you judging Mimi, you’ll be judge Ariana too, since her voice seems to be already messing up little by lil. Since Sam wanna act like such a press b****, I hope he add in his Critique on Katy tomorrow cause we all know damn well she can’t perform or sing live for s***.

  20. Casual-T January 31, 2015

    Was that Trey Lorenz singing backup? He had a big hit called Someone to Hold and a decent album back in the early 90s. From what I can tell, MC is a very loyal friend. *****This performance was fine. This is true live singing.

  21. Mark111 January 31, 2015

    Ok, it wasn’t THAT bad. She IS getting better, but for someone that been in the game for 25 years, I’m going to need her and the lambs to stop acting like she’s a new act that doesn’t know and is new to this. 25 years, she should know the steps to get back in it. For example, Janet knows to drop that weight in time for a new album. I’m afraid the days of MC singing is sitting in the same box with Britney Spears’ dancing, it’s gone and those days are NEVER coming back.

  22. Missy January 31, 2015

    She sounds good I think people just like hating on her, they always have

  23. The One January 31, 2015

    Glad she’s experimenting with the songs!! I can’t wait to pick my Vegas date to see the Song Bird Supreme live!!

  24. MsThing485 January 31, 2015

    What a mess. The older Mariah gets, the more of a goofy parody of herself she becomes. She’s basically a cartoon now. Mariah is like a poster child for a 25 years old can get away with at the time but isn’t cute 20 years later.

  25. Indie January 31, 2015

    I watched most of the concert online and despite even saying on stage that “the sound was unprofessional” she still sung her heart out and it was a great concert, the jamaicans loved her, stay bit chin and pressed!

  26. metzo February 1, 2015


  27. britneyraycarey February 1, 2015

    she is still the queen. Go head girl, you dont care what the haters say and you just want to satisfy your fans! I know that the lambs are like family to you. Also, f*** the lambs that always hate on her instead of supporting her, I hope security beats your ass if you go to one of her Vegas shows

    • CB4 February 1, 2015

      I hope a 10 year old beats your ass the next time you walk down the street you loose stool f*ggot.

      • britneyraycarey February 1, 2015

        B**** please kill yourself. You contribute nothing to this world and you are just stealing us important people’s oxygen. I will beat that 10 year old’s ass and your ass at the same time.

  28. kay for Toni Braxton February 1, 2015

    Her performance wasn’t bad, at least compared to some of Her previous shows, she’s getting back on track. She and Toni have manage to stay relevant Over the years, and still doing better than some of this days chart topper divas

  29. IcyOne February 1, 2015

    Demoted diva.

  30. Theman February 1, 2015

    She sounds good. Her voice was clear, she looked beautiful.. People just hate her to hate her.. She experimented with what Sam calls all over the place.. There’s nothing to spin.. She did a damn good job. She should just change her attire & bring more performance wise..

  31. Theman February 1, 2015

    Her voice was beautiful here, the tone was stunning.. Great job MIMI.. It’s called adlibing !! What a talent !!

  32. JOHNVIDAL February 1, 2015

    She sounded better in Australia in November but what makes her voice so special makes it so delicate, it changes a lot. I see no problem with that, we all should know that by now.
    What´s appalling is how Sam never reports good news about Mariah but instead he always posts videos making it seem like a bigger deal than what it is.
    My beloved Celine Dion lips way more than Mariah, but Sam never amuses himself posting videos that prove it, or Beyonce´s or whichever artist, cause all of them do it.

  33. Ouchh February 1, 2015

    American Idol becomes her…. 🙁

  34. T.b February 1, 2015

    I feel really bad for Mariah. I feel like this is pure karma for the way she treats people, but I still feel bad. Mariah depended on the audience to sing more than 1/2 the song. She is losing her beautiful vocals. Pray for her!

    Sn: at least they liked it. They are the ones who paid to see this performance. If I had the paid, I’d be asking for a partial refund. This was a lazy performance to me.

  35. FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

    It was not that bad…. People need to lay THE FUKK off thee ICON!

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