NYTIMES RIPS INTO MARIAH CAREY AS THEY REVIEW HER VEGAS SHOW
Now Mariah fans have been all sorts of excited for Mariah Carey's Vegas shows, she is literally a living legend and has one one of the best voices in the industry.
but this review below is really hard to even complete, they ripped her Vegas shows to threads , extracts of the review includes lines like "You watch the crash because you want to see how it will end: near miss or carnage, relief or horror, laughter or tears." They accuse her of lip synching and being on the decline.
This fan video footage of the concert might change your mind about the review but it's still hard to even imagine Mariah and her team reading this....harsh much.
LAS VEGAS — You watch the crash because you want to see how it will end: near miss or carnage, relief or horror, laughter or tears. Part of the appeal is the feeling of helplessness — you are a viewer, but not an agent. Whatever happens, you’ll be affected, but you can’t chart the course. And looking away is never the right choice.
In the case of late-period Mariah Carey, it’s the high notes that you can’t avert your eyes — and ears — from. When she began her career in the early 1990s, she was capable of outrageous vocal feats, singing whole octaves higher than almost everyone else, stringing together dog-pitch bleats into ecstatic runs. She brought something superhuman into the otherwise grounded world of pop-soul.
But the notes have not been there for Ms. Carey of late: Some performances have been markedly off-base, the subject of intense scrutiny. Ms. Carey is still durable, and sometimes excellent, but her once-transcendent voice is like decaying manufacturing machinery: It still churns, but the product might be polished or dinged. You don’t know until it happens.
Link to the full review below.