The Secret Ingredient: Mariah Carey
Kelefa Sanneh of the New York Times reviewed the Mariah Carey concert at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night (September 18). Sanneh writes, “She de-emphasized hip-hop: she didn’t perform her recent single ‘Boy (I Need You),’ featuring the rapper Cam’ron, and she presented her biggest hit of the year, the Busta Rhymes collaboration ‘I Know What You Want,’ by showing the music video, although she did stroll onstage near the end to sing the bridge. Instead, Ms. Carey gave her biggest fans what they wanted: grandiose ballads, garish sets and lots of costume changes…” Read more.
Whereas Mariah has not toured extensively, I just saw her show in Atlantic City and unlike those other girls who are starting to sound whack live,,due to their vocals needing rest, Mariah was in top vocal form. She went high, she went low, she hit those whistle tones, and she sang with passion. I was impressed, and trust me, I’m never impressed. Meeting her backstage, she seemed nice, normal, thin, and very down to earth. Nice girl.
MCow gave her lamb-hos what they wanted: strip tease, lap and belly dances. What else can she do on a low budget circus? She had to de-emphasize bringing out other artists like Cam’ron, Busta, Ashanti, and Craig David ‘cos she can’t pay the bills. And these artists only sings to the larger crowd. And how dare she tries to compare herself with Aretha Franklin and Cher! I bet the cast from Queer Eye will shout “FASHION VIOLATION”! They need to give the slut a total whore makeover.
Madfan, Is that your wishful thinking, because I don’t see that happening…. There’s no worse has-been than Madonna, who needs to kiss Britney and Christina to be talked about…
Are you stupid? Do you not know how to read? She never compared herself to them you ass, She said that Aretha is her biggest influence, and the reviewer compared her to Cher. You just keep making yourself look stupid. ass.
Yeah I’m sure she did give her biggest fans what THEY wanted… aye? Mariah Carey looks like Cher LMAO!! The rotten lumpy leg.
Who would of thought Mariah was to become a Cher impersonator. Mariah doesn’t pull off Cher’s outfits well, she just looks stupid in them.
People who say that Mariah’s concert is over-produced like a Cher concert obviously has NEVER BEEN to a Cher concert. They don’t even compare to each other. So Mariah has a couple of stage sets other acts going on…so what. The main focal point is her music and singing. Cher depends on the elephants and the circus acts otherwise no one would attend her shows.
You haters are getting really corny, you reply with the same cheesy stuff everytime, this isn’t 5th grade people!!!! Grow up, calling Mariah names isn’t gonna change the fact that she’s an INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR, and your NOT!!!!! SAD SAD SAD!
Haha, Madonna is a pop icon, she will be a household word even if disappeared off the face of the earth. And what about Mariah posing topless for her cheesy calender? at least Madonnas kiss got more notice then her ridiculous calender.
I also believe that Madonna is going to extreme measures to stay in the public eye, however, I wouldn’t call her a has-been. She’s always had that raunchy classless image. It’s when she’s selling children’s books that makes her seem a little desperate and fake!