Mariah Carey literally just exited the Mawazine Festival in Morocco and footage of the show has already hit the web! The legendary diva rocked the crowd, which included the royal family, with performances of several of her biggest hits, including ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘My All‘.
Throughout the year, Carey has been performing at several high profile events as she builds buzz for her highly anticipated comeback album. Her previous show was at the Top of the Mountain concert in Austria.
Watch Carey perform in Morocco below:
Carey was truly at her best during this Morocco show when she was ad libbing in her milky upper register. Her voice is incredibly bright and free in that region, and she easily swoops through her range as she dips to her lower limits.
However, Carey’s belting has once again proven to be a problem. In her rendition of ‘We Belong Together’ she sounded fantastic at the end but she clearly struggled in ‘Underneath the Stars’, probably because the high belt that she tried to avoid involved flexibility that her vocals no longer possess.
Still, Carey delivered a rarity by performing the majority of this show live. It was unrehearsed and largely sung off the cuff as she kept adding and removing songs from the setlist yet didn’t take the easy route by miming entire tunes to a track.