We all know what Mariah Carey can do with her voice but clearly she hasn’t gotten the memo because she has a strange tendency to drop the ball when it matters most. Earlier this evening, the glittery diva performed ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ at the kickoff of the 2012 NFL season and looked far better than she sounded.
Joined by rappers Meek Mill and Rick Ross, Carey sang the main version of ‘Triumphant’ and appeared somewhat lost among all the action as she tried to replicate the knotty studio vocal arrangement at the show. Watch her sing the tune below at the NFL concert to see what I mean:
Why did Carey insist on singing the original version of ‘Triumphant’ when it was blatantly obvious that the airy vocal layering and transitions would be almost impossible to handle live? There were a few good moments in this showing but it was clear that the constant switching from full voice to breathy cooing left Carey almost out of breath.
Carey should have adjusted ‘Triumphant’ to suit a live setting by performing it entirely in full voice or simply opted to do one the of Dance remixes, which would have given her more room to flex her vocals. Honestly, this performance made absolutely no sense. Pleas read what I wrote and do better next time, Carey.