Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mariah Underwhelms In Australia


Mariah Carey may have sold out her Australian tour in mere minutes [click here if you missed that], but the Diva didn't exactly thrill the crowd...

A review from the Brisbane Times was scathing, 
"The diva has turned into a downer... But Mariah has become a caricature of herself - and not in a lovable Dolly Parton kind of way... Mariah seemed too absorbed to give us much at all. She hobbled around the stage in heels, escorted by mystery males, touched her hair incessantly and disappeared backstage three times while back-up dancers and singers entertained a yawning crowd... "She flailed amid poorly refined production with awkward silences, unrehearsed lighting , uneven levels and a backdrop of graphics more suited to a 1998 Windows screensaver than a multi-million-dollar worldwide tour... And, to top it off, she didn't even play the hits!"

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to love her so much back in the day but the last couple of years.#SMH

Nicole Sent from my iPad said...

Mariah is cool. I was watching some of her older videos on YouTube. She really had an amazing voice, but it doesn't sound the same anymore. I remember she came to Brazil for a concert back in the late 80s.

Anonymous said...

RWS you need to post the Barbara Walters interview where Mimi through the ultimate shade at Nicki. Shade so dark bitches need a lamp.

Anonymous said...

ha ha, diva was a downer down under!

Anonymous said...

That's because she can't sing the HITS, her voice has been shot for the past 5 years. RIP the other Voice.

Anonymous said...

OO Puh lease - your blaming a singer for the production companies missteps...lol..next ur gonna tell me u believe Beyonce writes songs....snoooze

Ms. Lee said...

Nicole,

I agree. Mariah's voice used to be awesome. Didn't she have a 5-octave range or something? In any event, she may sound like shit now, but girl had pipes in her day!

Anonymous said...

Someone just HAD to mention the Before-C-and-after-A word.SMH...

In any case I'm sure the fans still ate it up. It's not like they are going to demand any better. Mariah's voice isn't what it used to be so I think she should consider becoming a professional lip-syncher and get a residency at Las Vegas like Celine and Toni. That seems to be really good income.

Anonymous said...

I still like her though I would never pay to see her in concert. I can't wait around for someone to decide when they feel like going on stage. She's known to show up three hours later. Fuck that noise.

Emotions Mariah Carey is dead and gone. Vision of Love Mariah Carey is dead and gone. We Belong Together Mariah Carey is dead and gone.

Anonymous said...

I saw her performances from the three concerts and her voice was impeccable! It's my understanding that the first show was wrought with technical difficulties (though the singing was great) but the 2nd and 3rd shows were much better. There were so many reviews of the concerts yet RWS chose this b.s. one. SMH!

TruthBeTold said...

when your time is up , ITS UP!

Somebody give this woman the memo

Anonymous said...

3:38pm 1st

I don't believe MC can sing like she used to, she definitely doesn't have those powerhouse vocals that she once had but I could believe positive reviews from some who viewed the show. RWS does like to skew the reports to create drama. You can find some of the same stories posted on other blogs with a completely different slant and reaction from the comments depending on what she chooses to report or leave out.

There's a video on YT of her at a restaurant sitting at a piano scat singing jazz. She sounded amazing, and this is coming from a critical singer.

I think she should change her style of singing and song types. She still has control over her vocals, she just isn't able to hit those once famous notes and she has plenty of off days, too many for a powerhouse legend

Anonymous said...

MC is a joke and her head is too high in the clouds to know otherwise. And why is she starting to look like a muppet???

I wish Nicki Minaj would have beat her ass so she could go to jail & MC could sit thee fuck down. 2 birds - one stone.

Anonymous said...

Mariah Carey has a great catalog of music but a boring entertainer.

Whereas, Beyonce is a great entertainer but makes forgettable crappy music.

Whitney Houston before she became a crack head, could entertain the audience with just her voice and performed like she was singing in the choir loft.

Michael Jackson gave you the best of both worlds. A great catalog of music and mesmerized his audience when he entertained. He is hands down the all around best entertainer to ever grace the stage.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was Miss Piggy! Look at all the inferior blacks on here drooling all over this white woman and degrade their own! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Nicole is a lying jungle bunny!! MC don't do concerts in dumpsters and alleys!

Anonymous said...

I still love her!!! Go MiMi;) it's been 20 years and somebody still cares

Anonymous said...

I love Mariah/MiMi and I have most of her CDs, but her concerts are "Eh". She came to the Verizon Center a few years ago, her voice was ok, she changed outfits waaaayyy to many times and I swear she lip synced through 2 songs. So this is not surprising.

I wish she would get some real folks doing her music again. She hasn't made a decent CD since Emancipation. That last "Angel" CD was crummy with the smurf (aka the Nightmare) saying "A..A..A" all over every damn song. MIMI...YOU NEED TO DO BETTER!!

Anonymous said...

She is done, stick a fork in her!!!

Anonymous said...

@4:44pm, apparently you've never heard of the great Jimi Hendrix. You're entitled to your own opinion, but to me, he holds the title for the greatest entertainer to ever, EVER walked the earth! I love Michael Jackson(he influenced generations) but he's second to Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix never had a great singing voice, but the man could throw it down on the stage.

Anonymous said...

To 4:44pm, Michael Jackson beat Jimi Hendrix in the voice department but that's about it.

Anonymous said...

Go check out the Feburary 2013 of GQ magazine,our Goddess,Beyonce,is on the cover.

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