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Mariah Carey set to "make it happen" in Taipei

  

Sixteen years after her last visit to Taiwan, American singing sensation Mariah Carey was all smiles and kisses when she arrived in the country from Singapore on a personal jet early Saturday for her upcoming Taipei concert.
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Mariah Carey finds her voice in Singapore, after all

  

“Why so afraid, Mariah?” This was the question on this reviewer’s mind as Mariah Carey took to the stage at the National Stadium on Friday night. Prior to the songstress even touching down in Singapore, there was already much diva behaviour to deal with.
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Mariah Carey: The Elusive Chanteuse Show

  

There were earlier gripes about inconvenient seat reassignments due to issues with the grass at the Singapore National Stadium, which is going through a bad patch, but that didn’t put off the fans – all 12,000 of them – who braved the heat and humidity.
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Caroline Wozniacki celebrates tennis win with Mariah

  

If you follow sports, you know that tennis great Caroline Wozniacki got unceremoniously dumped by fiance and golf champ Rory McIlroy by phone earlier this year. Yeah, cruel and harsh. But she’s put that episode behind her.
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Mariah fans happy her stage is closer to audience

  

Concertgoers are happy that the stage for Mariah Carey’s concert at National Stadium has been moved off the pitch and closer to the audience. It was announced that the stage will be repositioned off the pitch to ensure that the field would not be damaged.
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Nick Cannon talks Mariah Carey separation

  

Nick Cannon continues to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of all sorts of personal drama. “It’s one of those things, being someone who is in the public eye, you never want to deal with your personal life in the public eye – but we have to.”
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Mariah To Arrive in Taiwan On Saturday

  

Mariah Carey will arrive in Taiwan early Saturday with her 3-year-old twins on a personal jet for her Taipei concert the following day.

The American diva will land at Taoyuan International Airport and stay at the presidential suite of the upscale Regent Taipei on Sunday night, according to local promoter Festival Boys International Company.

She will not attend any public events other than her concert at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Oct. 26, the promoter said.

The pop diva, who has not performed in Taiwan since 1998, is expected to sing hits including Hero and Always Be My Baby, as well as songs from her latest album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.

“Hello Taipei,” she said in a Facebook video uploaded mid-month. “I can’t wait to see you on my tour, the Elusive Chanteuse Show.”

The tour kicked off in Japan Oct. 4, followed by performances in South Korea, China and Malaysia. Upcoming shows are set for Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

Around 80% of tickets for the Taipei concert–over 13,000–have been sold, Festival Boys said.

Carey released Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, her 14th album, in May.
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Mariah Hits The High Notes in Kuala Lumpur

  

Mariah Carey proved that she remains a master of her trade during her Wednesday night concert at Stadium Merdeka.

When one of the world’s most highly regarded vocalists, Mariah Carey, went on stage at Stadium Merdeka on Wednesday night, she sang as if she had a point to prove.

You see, when she kicked off The Elusive Chanteuse Show world tour in Tokyo earlier this month, the crowd had been less than pleased with her painful, off-key performance. In Seoul, the singer was lambasted by netizens for not only struggling to hit her signature soaring notes, but also demonstrating an overall lack of sincerity.

On Wednesday night, however, it was clear the vocalist remains a master of her trade. Carey, who is known for her wide five-octave vocal range, took on one big note after another unflinchingly, perhaps fuelled by an enthusiasm to silence her critics.

The 44-year-old R&B diva launched into her whistle register (fluttering hands and all) without trouble towards the end of Emotions, scaling higher and higher well into the limits of her upper range. And even with her full voice, Carey powered up beautifully, displaying strength and grit in her new stirring ballad, Cry.

Still, she kept the night’s most outstanding moment for Fly Like A Bird, which featured both mind-blowing vocals and great emotional depth, all the while casually lounging on a grand piano clad in a long, flowing black dress.

For someone who has never seen her in concert, listening to Carey nail those notes live was an experience unlike any other. Just witnessing the songstress caress the verses to The Jackson 5′s I’ll Be There with her soft, whispery vocals alone was spine-tingling.

Having said that, the concert was not without its flaws. While Carey played a setlist comprising many of her hits, some of the choices were rather questionable. These included songs like I’m That Chick, Shake It Off, and songs from her newest release like Thirsty and Meteorite, which came nowhere close to classics like Without You, Dreamlover and Vision Of Love.

In addition to that, classic hit song Honey was set to a new arrangement that made it sound almost unrecognisable.

Other finer details of the concert were also neglected, such as the two screens accompanying the main stage, which were much too small for audiences in the furthest seats to see clearly. To make things worse, there were no close-up shots of the singer’s face at all, a must-have for audiences to feel closer to Carey especially when she belted out her heart-rending ballads.

All these factors, coupled with the fact that Carey disappeared off the stage for long periods of time far too many times, may have led to small groups of the audience exiting the stadium halfway through the show. It was quite shocking to see people getting up to leave especially when staples like Hero and We Belong Together weren’t even played yet.

Mother Nature was not on her side either. A steady rain, which started around 6.30pm and lasted throughout and even after the show, resulted in an hour and 15 minute delay, and a slightly miffed poncho-clad crowd (sounds like a good idea to sing Through The Rain, right? No, she didn’t sing that one either).

Still, credit must be given to Carey, who carried on with the show in good spirits, actively speaking and singing spontaneous messages of love to the audience, which lent an organic feel to the entire experience. By the end of it, we were just glad that we got to watch the “elusive chanteuse” perform live, and that her vocal abilities had not proven to be elusive.
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Nick Cannon was all smiles as he arrived at an event in his honour in New York on Thursday night. Earlier in the day however, the host got a little more serious as he discussed his relationship with estranged wife Mariah Carey on The Meredith Vieira Show.
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Mariah Carey hits the high notes in Kuala Lumpur

  

Mariah Carey did not repeat her flawed vocal performance earlier during The Elusive Chanteuse Show in Tokyo when she impressed the 12,000-strong crowd in Kuala Lumpur, launching into her whistle register without trouble. When one of the world’s most highly regarded vocalists, Mariah Carey, went on stage at Stadium Merdeka on Wednesday night, she sang as if she had a point to prove.

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