Mariah Carey may have made headlines for all the wrong reasons at the top of the year, but that hasn’t dented her ability to book a gig.
The self-proclaimed elusive chanteuse reportedly earned a seven-figure pay-day from Russian billionaire Valery Koga to perform at the wedding of his granddaughter.
A mini-set of sorts, Carey’s showing seemed to down well with attendees. But a closer listen to what projected from the speakers has us a lil concerned for our girl.
See and hear what we mean below…
Tackling songs such as ‘My All,’ ‘It’s Like That,’ and ‘Hero,’ Mimi seemed to struggle with many of the parts that weren’t pre-recorded:
We’re not vocal coaches, but we have ears enough to hear that Mariah needs one pronto.
Without making presumptions, perhaps she needs to take better care of her gift too. Because, for all the snippets of potential, she sounded like a whole lot of struggle for the most part.
We’re hoping she’ll have addressed her issues come the time for new material (and the live performances that’ll accompany for promo).
Instead of copy and pasted vocals from 1995 and excessive layering (see: ‘Me. I Am Mariah’ album), we’re hoping she embraces / accepts the good and challenging corners of her “new voice” so as to slay with the gift she still has.
Watching her reach for notes that won’t stick upsets us.