Vocal Rest? Mariah Carey Delivers Shaky Performance For Billionaire

Published: Monday 16th Jan 2017 by Sam

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.

Your thoughts?

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  1. SNF January 16, 2017

    She needs to stop drinking and trying to perform… This is unacceptable.

    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      How do you know she was “drinking” at this event? Where are your receipts?

      • SNF January 17, 2017

        Girl shut up lol

  2. Danny LeGuen January 16, 2017

    If I heard that legendary voice at my wedding, I wouldn’t be mad

  3. Molly #Stargirl January 16, 2017

    Not again ?

  4. The Wig Snatcher January 16, 2017

    Of course, Sam couldn’t resist posting a story about Mariah’s questionable antics. SMDH

  5. The Wig Snatcher January 16, 2017

    I would love to see Mariah to take a six month break from the public eye, but she has so many performances that has been committed. So…

  6. SMH January 16, 2017

    Digging her own grave. Unfortunatley she can’t see it because her sheep keep enabling her messes.

    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      Mariah always comes out on top. That is why she is rich.

  7. SMH January 16, 2017


  8. gurlbye January 16, 2017

    She sounds tired and bored. Everybody has their off days.
    I mean she was singing at a wedding. lol
    She came in got her coint and left.

    • Mr. Ken January 16, 2017

      The Lames use this excuse every time. If she was so tired and bored, she should have never accepted the gig. I mean she is filthy rich isn’t she? At this point of her career it’s no longer about money, it’s about power, respect and legacy and she’s tarnishing it with every “off day” she has. GurL.

      • Danny Bey January 16, 2017

        It was a prior contracted gig. They didn’t just ask her to perform that morning.

      • Mr. Ken January 16, 2017

        That’s why I said she should have never ACCEPTED the gig. If I’m paying ANYTHING for a performance at the biggest event of my life, they better ACT enthused. I’m not trying to hear that BS excuse.

    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      I disagree with your opinion. The people in the video were dancing to her music and having a good time. If she was so “tired and boring” why wasn’t the audience looking disappointed?

  9. Suicide Blonde January 16, 2017

    The “My All” part was the worst, remind me of how Whitney sounded during her last shows, she usually sounds great singing that song, don’t know what happens there.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 16, 2017

      A bad day. She ghas been doing well in all her tours from last year with taht song and Emotions and the live parts in general.

      • Suicide Blonde January 16, 2017

        I know that she sounded great on tour, i watched the videos, but yeah probably a bad day or she was there for the money only, I mean, it was a wedding, can’t get more boring than that.

      • Mark111 /.\ January 16, 2017

        Johndenial with the excuses. She sounds a mess.

    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      It was not that bad.

  10. Killian January 16, 2017

    Ummm no no honey just no.But she hasn’t totally lost it,there were some rare gem moments she just needs to lay of the Prozac and booze real quick and get a good vocal coach.Damn Mariah thought you’d put haters to rest with this performance,so sad!

  11. JOHNVIDAL January 16, 2017

    “Our” girl? Sam your a pucking Mariah Carey hater so cut the cprap. Stop repeating the same essays about her (prerecorded parts and all that, as if “your” girls didn´t lip or something lol). I didn´t see you posting all the great performances thoughout 2016 Mariah did but you go and post this irrelevant gig that doesn´t even belong to a tour of hers? If you really like her you should know how her voice works. She´s doing fine, some days she´s more on point than others. This wasn´t especially good. That´s all.

  12. Aaron January 16, 2017

    Still go to paid 2.5 mill

    • Aaron January 16, 2017


    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      It is not about the money. She is doing what she likes doing…singing. The people in the video seemed to be having a great time. Why people make a big deal out of nothing these days is stupid.

  13. Jasmine January 16, 2017

    She sounds good considering all she has been through in the past year. National embarassment from being dumped by her fiance, Nick Cannon trying to squeeze her for money in exchange for signing divorce papers, having queen Nick spread their private business to the media and come out in full queen-ess post-breakup, doing an international tour, doing a vegas residency, and trying to stay in shape post 40 yo. I would say Mariah is doing great and is much stronger than she was in the past.

  14. Mark111 /.\ January 16, 2017

    It’s funny that her stans wanna talk about other sinfers vocals, but have more excuses than Ciara have flops when Mooriah sounds a mess… or have no sound at all from a fail lip sync. Don’t @ me.

  15. Mr. Ken January 16, 2017

    I’m convinced that Mariah is surrounded by yes men. You mean to tell me she’s been a train wreck vocally for all these years, and no one has told her to put the bottle down and take her gift seriously?

    • Jasmine January 16, 2017

      There is nothing wrong with a singer drinking. As long as she drinks water, the dehydration from the alcohol has almost zero damage. Mariah’s vocal problems are natural with age. All she needs is a vocal instructor that can rearrange her songs to fit the current state of her voice. Lots of older artists have done this and it worked great. You can’t belt like you did at 20 when you are closer to 50 so new arrangements make the songs fit your voice better. I think Mariah sings in full voice too much and that is why people criticize her too much instead of being appreciative that she is an old-school singer that does not mind actually sanging.

  16. Fancy BISH January 16, 2017

    Let’s be honest – Mariah needs Walter Afanasieff back! I commend her for getting this far without him, but it’s time to go home…Walter can help her find a new approach…Mariah needs to find the vocal keys that work for her NOW, and put a new style to her compositions…she can still collaborate with others, but let Walter produce the majority of the album…Barbra Slaysand went #1 with Walter on her last TWO albums…went platinum with him on her Partners album…just go home Mimi…glad to hear she’s worked with Diane Warren recently tho! Cause Miss Warren has no problem telling a singer when they sound a hot ass mess lol

    • Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) January 16, 2017

      I thought she should reunite with Walter a long time ago but she probably won’t bc he reminds her of her time with Tommy.

    • Lmfao_Hoe January 16, 2017

      She needs to just like how Janet finally got back with J&T. Mariah must accept the fact vocally her prime is behind her, just use your new voice like Whitney he did hers throughout the whole I Look to you era.

  17. Theman January 16, 2017

    Sam is way biased. What about the many great performances recently? He waits for negative bs. But she should slow down & recalibrate.. No champagne. Her new manager is not musically sharp. Stress alters her voice sometimes. She also needs to warm up & rehearse..

  18. Ajax January 16, 2017

    Haters are always gonna hate. And it always seems to be ones with no real talent themselves. Don’t like it don’t listen! Oh and by the way yes she can still out sing most on her worst day. S*** happens lord knows you probably stumble out of your flat on days looking like a mess. Stop being so negative ?

  19. Steven January 16, 2017

    Biased opinions mean nothing …you throw shade at every artist except Beyoncé

  20. Kelendria Rowland #KR5 ? January 16, 2017

    Yall weak b****** stay shading Mariah !!!
    stay pressed


  21. Stella Bulochnikov January 16, 2017

    Seriously Samantha! Get off Mariah’s f****** cl it! You stupid f***! She doesn’t even know who you are you stupid c***! ?

    • Mariah Carey January 16, 2017

      Miss Stella dahhling! Don’t use my account to address whoever this Samantha is again dahhling! We love everybody and there’s these people call haters and we bring them positivity!

  22. Justafan January 16, 2017

    Still out sings any of this eras females though

  23. Teflon Boy January 16, 2017

    Mariah is contracted to do these performances so she’s honouring them. Now, the reality is that no one accept Mariah and her voice doctor knows how her instrument works and why she struggles when she struggles. We can all debate but its naive to blame every missed note on Dom Perignon when vocal tiredness is likely the cause. The human voice gets tired people.., most of the people commenting aren’t singers though so have no idea what effect that has on a singer’s sound.

  24. Amanda Brains January 16, 2017

    My ears are bleeding after watching this mess performance. Mariah needs to stop drinking immediately.

  25. J. Parker January 17, 2017

    Mariah has a bad day…she’s rich. She’s legendary. It doesn’t manner.
    Any other artist has a bad day…she’s tired. She’s late. She can’t sing. She should retire etc. how’s that so?
    it’s clear to see there’s an issue of some sort thats negatively effecting her vocal ability. Maybe time, age, stress, drinking who knows. Idk if she a smoker but let’s not act like she doesn’t start drinking wine at 9 am. lol it’s part of her legendary persona…a cocktail, perfect lighting and a teddy. I’m low hey here for it lol No shade…all entertaining from my perspective lol

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    Hot mess performance

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