Drunk. Tired. Lazy. Who knows. But she talked through some VOX and just plain didn’t sing when there were none. And when she was ‘sposed to lip sync, she just kind of… didn’t.
This is what I think happened: More than 1 VOX was supposed to be running. We heard the high notes, so that track was running. But I think others weren’t and she was caught off guard. Or knew she couldn’t perform those. And when the VOX was playing for her to lip sync to, well, she just kind of plain f*cked that up. Also, she ripped out her earpiece (and no one has pointed this out), but she dropped it. She twice tried to get it to put back in her ear, but couldn’t find it where it should have been hanging. She was over it by then it looked like. Honestly, it was worse than @AshleySimpson SNL. But sh*t happens. I’m sure everybody is going to just brutalize @MariahCarey for NYRE disaster. I just wish she would have TRIED to save it with some actual singing and trying to get the lip syncing right. :-(. She could hear the stage monitors. I know this because her dancers could hear it just fine and didn’t miss a beat. She should have tried. She should have just made it an audience participation thing after the first time she told them there was a technical issue. Watching her walk around while her whistle notes were playing out of a tape probably made everyone who doubted it before, that she was lip-syncing- and has been for years. My God, the Oprah clip of her forgetting to bring the mic to her mouth to pretend to sing the high note in the song she was singing “I Want To Know What Love Is” was well over 10 years ago. She has been lip-syncing for longer than she’s been real singing. Listen though- Very few people who possess a whistle register can rarely keep it when they get older, especially after so so many years of singing them performance after performance. @ChanteMoore seems to be the only one who can still do it, and quite frankly, she can do it like CRAZY crazy. Shanice is another who still has it. And me. because I’m perfect. And I would have made that leotard look #Sick!
I’m always rooting for everyone, and this was hard to watch. But sh*t does happen. I feel bad for her… I like her. I like everyone. Let’s start the new year with NO drama! Happy New Year Mariah Carey. 🙂