It was less like a fantasy and more like a nightmare when Mariah Carey had trouble lip synching “Fantasy” and other tracks during her performance at the 2015 Jazz and Blues Festival in Jamaica on Friday, Jan. 30.
The superstar made a big show of pretending to sing, holding up the microphone and mouthing words. Except they were often the wrong words, or she simply missed the cues all together and her backing track did the singing for her. All the while Carey kept smiling, made emotional singing faces, and played with her ear pieces.
After the show, fans took to the Jamaica Observer website, where they voiced complaints on an article that claimed Carey had “conquered” the festival and “wooed” the audience with her hit songs.
“She completely lipped [Fantasy]! I’m a die hard lamb but her mouth did not even move,” wrote one person. Another agreed, noting, “She was lipping all night. At one point she had the mic at her mouth the song was playing and the crowd swear she was singing… She didn’t do one live song.” “Mariah was a disappointment! She couldn’t hit a high note to save her life and lipped her way out,” said someone else.
One commenter even wrote, “Was the Observer Reporter(s) at a different show from me? A large number of persons in the crowd around me were very disappointed. Something about her was not right. She kept fixing her hair every 5 seconds, saying inappropriate things and her ‘singing’ quality was poor. There were persons shouting, ‘We want the real Mariah!’” Gossip Cop has reached out to Carey’s rep for comment.
The singer last came under fire in December, when she performed live at NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” but visibly struggled to hit the high notes. Videos of the new performances now making waves can be seen here and here.
Source: Shari Weiss