Unless you have been on another planet, the fact that Mariah Carey‘s career has taken a major downswing is absolutely no secret. For a woman who prides herself on hits (and some of those hits have been manipulated), the singer certainly has a hard time getting any. Both Carey’s latest two albums, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Me I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse have been worldwide bombs.
The media has concentrated mostly on Mariah Carey’s bad performances. She was recently ridiculed for a performance in Jamaica, where she couldn’t even lip-sync her hits correctly. ET described the show.
“It’s safe to say Mariah Carey didn’t have one of her best performances at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival Friday night. The 44-year-old diva had more than a little trouble lip-syncing to a few of her biggest hits like ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Always Be My Baby,’ and it was all caught on tape. As the audio plays, Mariah clearly misses her cues, making the fact that she isn’t singing live that much more obvious.”
However, Carey’s fans argue that more of her performances have been on mark. When Mariah performed Christmas shows at the Beacon Theatre, she was widely praised. Billboard seemed to have loved the show.
“Once again, Christmas came early for Carey with the first of six Yuletide shows at New York City’s Beacon Theater. Expectedly, the sold-out event was a spectacular, replete with a gospel choir, robust dancing troupe and faux snow. Throughout the 75-minute performance, Carey sang originals from her two LPs as well as carols, breathlessly pacing across the stage in a cream sequin dress that she later exchanged for a red-hued ensemble.”
Mariah Carey hopes her reviews for her Las Vegas residency are good as well. Even though there are still a lot of tickets left, current sales prove the show is far from being a commercial failure. According to ABC News Radio, Mariah’s grand Las Vegas entrance will be featured on the social media app Periscope.
“The event will take place Monday to mark Mariah’s Vegas arrival and the start of her Mariah #1 to Infinity residency, which kicks off May 6. It will also celebrate the release of Mariah’s new single, ‘Infinity,’ and its music video, directed by Brett Ratner. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. PT in front of the fountains at Caesars Palace. Following the event, Periscope will be broadcasting Mashable’s live interview with Mariah at 8 p.m. PT.”
Mariah is currently trying to hype up her new single “Infinity,” which some say may have a radio airplay “deal” similar to other artists with new songs. However, even if the song doesn’t become a hit, Mariah has plenty of other songs that are successful. Not many of the female singers of today can claim to hold as many hits as Mariah Carey does.
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