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Thread started 12/04/14 6:28am

Fury

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Mariah bombs at tree lighting

http://www.usatoday.com/s.../19879249/

http://gawker.com/does-ma...1666472061


Mariah Carey, she of a thousand octaves and probably a few more only dogs can hear, accidentally left her voice at home Wednesday during NBC's annual Christmas broadcast.

During her annual rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Carey missed most of the high notes she's famous for, leaving her backup singers to pick up the slack. It was disappointing.

(Here's last year's for comparison.)



According to TMZ, Carey was actually supposed to pre-tape her segment Tuesday but allegedly blew off her scheduled time slot for a phone meeting with her divorce attorney. When she finally showed up, three hours late, NBC execs sent her home without filming.

She later apologized on Twitter:


Taking a page from Bill O'Reilly, the network reportedly decided, Fuck it, we'll do it live, and relented, giving Mariah a last-minute spot on Wednesday's broadcast.

It wasn't her best performance. But then again, it wasn't her worst. At least it was live! Let's just blame Nick Cannon for this and hope next year goes better.


Good Morning America Replaced Mariah Care
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Reply #1 posted 12/04/14 7:28am

morningsong

Damn, damn. I just saw it. Damn.
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Reply #2 posted 12/04/14 7:46am

missfee

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Fury said:

http://www.usatoday.com/s.../19879249/ http://gawker.com/does-ma...1666472061 Mariah Carey, she of a thousand octaves and probably a few more only dogs can hear, accidentally left her voice at home Wednesday during NBC's annual Christmas broadcast. During her annual rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Carey missed most of the high notes she's famous for, leaving her backup singers to pick up the slack. It was disappointing. (Here's last year's for comparison.) According to TMZ, Carey was actually supposed to pre-tape her segment Tuesday but allegedly blew off her scheduled time slot for a phone meeting with her divorce attorney. When she finally showed up, three hours late, NBC execs sent her home without filming. She later apologized on Twitter: Taking a page from Bill O'Reilly, the network reportedly decided, Fuck it, we'll do it live, and relented, giving Mariah a last-minute spot on Wednesday's broadcast. It wasn't her best performance. But then again, it wasn't her worst. At least it was live! Let's just blame Nick Cannon for this and hope next year goes better. Good Morning America Replaced Mariah Care [Edited 12/4/14 6:36am] [Edited 12/4/14 6:37am]

spit Damn that's cold!

I accepted the fact that she can't sing as good as she used to a few years back. shrug

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #3 posted 12/04/14 8:08am

novabrkr

That...

... wasn't so bad? Just what live music often sounds like - or have people forgotten that?

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Reply #4 posted 12/04/14 8:08am

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OVA

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #5 posted 12/04/14 9:51am

nextedition

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I don't think she bombed, it wasn't that bad.

That said, it doesn't look like she's happy, maybe she should just quit. It feels like it's not working anymore. It feels forced.

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Reply #6 posted 12/04/14 9:52am

Empress

Mariah hasn't sung well in years. Not sure what happened to her voice, but she is terrible these days. She needs to give it up or go see a Dr. Perhaps there is something he/she can do to help. I could never figure out why she was so popular and sold so many records. She hasn't been good in years.
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Reply #7 posted 12/04/14 10:23am

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Empress said:

Mariah hasn't sung well in years. Not sure what happened to her voice, but she is terrible these days. She needs to give it up or go see a Dr. Perhaps there is something he/she can do to help. I could never figure out why she was so popular and sold so many records. She hasn't been good in years.

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Those boobies tho. All I want for Christmas is two.

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Reply #8 posted 12/04/14 11:31am

Farfunknugin

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Never understood the hype with her. All those runs & ear piercing tones do nothing to my ears but make them bleed.

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Reply #9 posted 12/04/14 11:33am

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Farfunknugin said:

Never understood the hype with her. All those runs & ear piercing tones do nothing to my ears but make them bleed.

Me either. her best cd was her 1st. After that................garbage.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #10 posted 12/04/14 11:35am

Gunsnhalen

Stick a fork in her, get the stuffing, and the ham. And call it thanksgivng while your at it. OVA, DONE, Fresh out the burnt oven. It's karma for being a fuck nugget to everyone. You maybe rich and all that Mariah Christ... but you a bitch ass hoe. And deserve to bomb lol no apologies lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #11 posted 12/04/14 12:13pm

CynicKill

Um, no!

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Reply #12 posted 12/04/14 12:39pm

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I don't understand why this performance (of all) is spreading through the media. She's given MUCH WORSE performances. One commenter said she dodged the whistles. Umm, this song doesn't have any whistles.

Besides, Mariah's vocal during this performance is better than any artist currently being played on Top 40.

Instead, they should be dragging her for the contouring on her double chin. Good lord, did Coco Montrese do her makeup??

She did sound dry though!! I'm a lamb but I tell it like it is.

"Keep in mind that I'm an artist...and I'm sensitive about my shit."--E. Badu
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Reply #13 posted 12/04/14 1:11pm

CynicKill

MidniteMagnet said:

I don't understand why this performance (of all) is spreading through the media. She's given MUCH WORSE performances. One commenter said she dodged the whistles. Umm, this song doesn't have any whistles.

Besides, Mariah's vocal during this performance is better than any artist currently being played on Top 40.

Instead, they should be dragging her for the contouring on her double chin. Good lord, did Coco Montrese do her makeup??

She did sound dry though!! I'm a lamb but I tell it like it is.

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No this really is bad.

Amateurish at best.

But at least she tried.

Remember those days when she was promoting "We Belong Together" with that canned final note? I don't think she ever sang that note outside of the studio.

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Reply #14 posted 12/04/14 1:25pm

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Oh wow! I think Mariah should just retire already. She has no voice anymore and she was never a great performancer. She's made enough money so she should be good.
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Reply #15 posted 12/04/14 1:47pm

thesoulbrother

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I won't go as far and say that it's over for MC, but she needs to evaluate her situation at this point. She needs to go and fine tune her instrument and stop making bullshit music.

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Reply #16 posted 12/04/14 2:18pm

Fury

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Patti been screaming for 50 years and still can handle her business. Aretha and Gladys may not have that range anymore, but they damn sure can carry a tune
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Reply #17 posted 12/04/14 3:20pm

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I don't understand-how did she lose her voice? Drugs? How does this happen and can it be reversed?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #18 posted 12/04/14 3:26pm

SoulAlive

She should take some time off,deal with her personal problems (divorce) and find some time to work with a voice coach.When she gets it together,come back with a strong album.
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Reply #19 posted 12/04/14 3:57pm

dancerella

Wow! I think you guys and most other social media commentators are overreacting! This is not that bad at all. I was expecting much worse judging from what i've read. I thought she sounded pretty strong but yes, definitely a little winded and couldn't hit the high notes so well. I think if Mimi did more cardio, perhaps she would have more stamina during performances but it really wasn't that bad. This was way better than any Taylor Swift performance I've ever seen. In fact better than most top 40 acts out there today. cool

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Reply #20 posted 12/04/14 5:00pm

1contessa

It wasn't that bad, but she has definitely lost something. She doesn't sing as well as she used to. It seems that entertainers just don't know when to hang it up though.

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Reply #21 posted 12/04/14 5:31pm

FanofMusic84

She is in need of long layoff, possible retirement is imminent. She looks woredown.

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Reply #22 posted 12/04/14 5:57pm

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scriptgirl said:

I don't understand-how did she lose her voice? Drugs? How does this happen and can it be reversed?

My favorite singer, who people here probably haven't heard of developed problems singing live in mid-career in the late 80's - early 90's, but it was largely psychological. People talked up how perfect and beautiful her voice was.. and that she had the "voice of an angel" blah blah blah and I think the psychological pressure became too much, along with serious relationship problems. She went to a shrink and a vocal coach and in time she got it all back and she's been sounding perfect ever since.

I think MC's problems are probably psychosomatic too (i.e. she's having real physical results from psychological stress). She needs to take a time out, get her head straight first with a shrink, get her self-esteem issues under control, and slowly ease her way back into music with a vocal coach. Even the best of opera singers use them, there should be no shame in asking for help in getting back what she once had.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #23 posted 12/04/14 6:22pm

HrdwcH

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Damn, that face looks completely frozen!
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Reply #24 posted 12/04/14 6:46pm

scriptgirl

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lezama, what singer are you talking about?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #25 posted 12/04/14 7:04pm

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Empress said:

Mariah hasn't sung well in years. Not sure what happened to her voice, but she is terrible these days. She needs to give it up or go see a Dr. Perhaps there is something he/she can do to help. I could never figure out why she was so popular and sold so many records. She hasn't been good in years.


Why is everybody dumping on my woman? mad Don't you know she was probably nervous because of all the protesters in back screaming about the Eric Garner grand jury decision?

OK, I had to speak up like a true stan. Honestly, I missed the show because I was watching the reaction to said grand jury decision on MSNBC. I can't judge what she did last night, but it's obvious to me she hasn't been to her prior vocal form for the past few years. It haappens to all singers, and most of them find ways to adjust, whether it's singng in lower keys, sininging falsetto, etc. I know she's been bad lately but she can't possibly be any worse than the most recent starlet the media is fawning over. (Cough,cough,coughTaylorSwiftcough).

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Reply #26 posted 12/04/14 7:16pm

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She just had an "off" performance. It was cold outside and instead of breakin' her down, why not just build your sista UP? It's a rangey song and she handled it with her usual aplomb despite the pitch issues. Her throat was probably dry and the air most likely didn't help matters any. LOVE Mariah!

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #27 posted 12/04/14 7:46pm

woogiebear

Jessica Rabbit's Stunt Double!!!!

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Reply #28 posted 12/04/14 8:06pm

lezama

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lezama, what singer are you talking about?

Her name's Elizabeth Fraser (Liz Fraser), a scottish singer. She's probably best known in the US for singing on the Massive Attack song Teardrop that was used as the opening music of the tv show House. I think that was Massive Attacks only real hit too. But she was the singer for the Cocteau Twins (who inspired the Prince song TicTacToe), She was also known in the US for having a somewhat psychotic episode/nervous breakdown in her first appearance on US late nite TV on Jay Leno in 93. After that is when she says she just stop being able to sing and didn't recover until a while time into therapy. Since 98 she's become a recluse though.. but she does occasionally still perform.. Here's one the later tracks that she sings on: http://youtu.be/URvC-7lcrvI

Change it one more time..
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Reply #29 posted 12/04/14 8:47pm

FanofMusic84

lezama said:

scriptgirl said:

lezama, what singer are you talking about?

Her name's Elizabeth Fraser (Liz Fraser), a scottish singer. She's probably best known in the US for singing on the Massive Attack song Teardrop that was used as the opening music of the tv show House. I think that was Massive Attacks only real hit too. But she was the singer for the Cocteau Twins (who inspired the Prince song TicTacToe), She was also known in the US for having a somewhat psychotic episode/nervous breakdown in her first appearance on US late nite TV on Jay Leno in 93. After that is when she says she just stop being able to sing and didn't recover until a while time into therapy. Since 98 she's become a recluse though.. but she does occasionally still perform.. Here's one the later tracks that she sings on: http://youtu.be/URvC-7lcrvI

lovely. Mariah hasn't taken well care of voice. She indulges in drinking;possibly smoking. It is a harsh reality, she was great one in lifetime voice.

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