Mariah Carey Transforms Her Greatest Hits into Aural Diarrhea on “American Idol”
Mariah Carey is without a doubt, one of pop music’s biggest hit makers. In an effort to show off the breadth of her catalogue, the singer made an attempt to pull of a medley of her hits. What we got instead was a lipsynched, scattered bowel movement that Mimi tried to pass off as a tour de force.
Tour de force!!! It's friggin French for #pow!!!
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) May 17, 2013
Uh huh. What’s the French translation for, “You tried it.”?
Mariah Carey is supposed to be a judge on this season of “American Idol” but she still took the time out to show some love to her daytime job as a professional recording artist.
Dressed in a pageant gown that looked like it was shipped straight from Mattel, Mariah stiffly stood and delivered her hit songs for her adoring fans. Well, at least her backing track did.
For much of the performance, Mariah laid back in the cut while the recording did most of the work. Yes, Mariah was lip-synching.
But that’s not even the worst part because truth be told, Mariah’s never been an impressive live performer.
The truly horrid part of Mariah’s performance was the awkward and clumsy mixing of her hits. She delivered a line of “Vision of Love” and then leaped into “Make It Happen” and then lurched into “Hero” without rhyme or reason. There were no smooth transitions and the snippets of each song were so short that you couldn’t get much out of them.
Mariah would’ve been much better off picking one or two throwbacks to mix in with the performance of her new single, “Beautiful.” Cause this was nothing but a shitty mess.
WATCH MARIAH’S PERFORMANCE ON IDOL BELOW