Mariah Carey is a busy chanteuse these days.
Introduced by ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett, the 45-year-old donated an interesting performance of ‘Hero.’
Actual performance begins at 2.50 mark…
We say that not because the performance was “bad.” Indeed, by the standards of her present day ability, it was decent.
However, she sings with so much trepidation and uncertainty of self that it’s almost uncomfortable to listen to. For an artist (rightfully) hailed as one of the greatest vocalists of all time, there’s something worrying about the fact that so many (us included) often sit on edge of seats and hope for the best each time she sings publicly. It ends up facilitating a scenario where we’re rarely wowed and more so slow-clapping that there were no bum notes.
Here’s hoping she and her new team iron out said kinks come the time to roll-out new material. Because, while there are a sect of people of who will forever respect the receipts Mimi’s early career provides, there’s a growing percentage of the record buying public who only judge on one’s last performance. A reality that could become quite dangerous for the diva if not addressed.
Tidbit: Click here to watch a closer view uploaded by a
Lamb fan. Interestingly it omits the song’s climax and cuts to applause.