So Mariah Carey performed live last night at NBC’s annual Christmas broadcast at Rockefeller Center and um…it was pretty interesting to say the least.
I’m definitely not one of those people who are super critical of Mimi’s voice. In fact, I’ve been a fan of hers since childhood, but I have to admit that something was very off about her performance yesterday evening.
According to TMZ, Mimi’s performance was actually supposed to be prerecorded on Tuesday, but those plans fell through when the singer reportedly showed up to the taping nearly three hours late. After fans stood outside for hours in the rain waiting for her, NBC executives reportedly sent her home that night and decided to let her perform live on Wednesday.
Sources connected to the hotel where the singer was staying claim that they overheard her discussing and ironing out the details of her divorce before her scheduled appearance, which may have been what held her up. As for Wednesday’s live performance, I don’t believe that Mimi has lost her voice altogether, but I do think that she’s going through a really challenging time in her life that may be affecting the quality of her performances.
Oh yeah, here are the isolated, unedited vocals from last night:
I think (and hope) that she’ll get it together eventually, but in the meantime, we have the memories of last year’s performance.
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