Pat Monahan of the Georgetown Hoya shared his thoughts on Mariah Carey after hearing about her extravagant demands on a tour of China. He writes, “Celebrities can be pretty tough to please, but we’re not talking about someone who has permanently earned their place in music’s pantheon of all-time greats. We’re talking about Mariah Carey here – someone who, despite her supposed eight-octave vocal range hasn’t really had a hit since she decided she’d get rid of the curly hair, flannel shirts and wholesome image after divorcing Tommy Mottola. Madonna might be able to get away with this kind of thing, even though her latest single doesn’t really seem to contain much ‘musical’ talent and she’s been better-known as the chick that kissed Britney Spears than as a musician in the past few months. The only musician I can think of that would have been able to pull off that kind of extravagance in his heyday (and might have actually done it if the opportunity presented itself) is Elvis, and, well, we all know what he’s up to these days – or do we?”
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