Mariah Carey Probably Wishing That No One Caught Her “GMA” Performance On YouTube

Apr 25th, 2008 // 12 Comments

Mariah Carey’s rough performance on GMA this morning started with an awkward stair-descent and only got worse from there; apparently chastised by accusations that her previous television appearances have been augmented by backing tapes, she attempted to prove to the world that she didn’t need any pre-recorded help this morning, and the results, to put it mildly, almost had me wishing that someone would wheel out an ice cream truck just to give her something else to do. [YouTube via Crazy Days And Nights]

  1. GhostOfDuane

    those ending wails were hilarious. otherwise i dont think this is really ‘disaster tag’ worthy. if she had fallen down the stairs, however…

  2. MrStarhead

    It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible. I thought she sounded worse on SNL.

  3. Chris Molanphy

    It was a little pitchy for me. Just a’ight.

    Just keepin’ it real!

  4. Anonymous

    Intentional or not, the constant cutting between Mariah singing “Touch My Body” onstage and the pre-teen boys in the front row was the funniest comedy moment on ABC in eons.

  5. Anonymous

    Nah, MC pulled this off quite well…it looked like we were having an Ashlee Simpson moment right there at the beginning….

    All I know is that it will take WEEKS for all the blood to dry from the heads that will roll following this performance….

  6. Nunya B

    Nice save. I’m not a huge fan of Mariah and I think her voice is going down the tubes, to put it nicely, but “Touch My Body” is multitracked and layered in such an extreme way that I’m surprised she even tries to sing it live. If I were her I’d just mime the whole thing with a big smile on my face.

  7. Defenestrated

    You catch her chastising the backup singer at around the 3 minute mark? Gold.

    Honey, they’re just trying to cover up the fact that your voice has clearly seen better days (even if I never much cared for the vocal wankery she pulled in the first place). I must admit though, she worked that little remark into the song quite well…

  8. Rob Murphy

    I concur with most of the comments here. I wouldn’t call that a “disaster”. I think it’s hilarious that she snipped at her backing vocalists by ad-libbing new lyrics to the song, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have noticed it if I hadn’t been tipped off to it ahead of time.

    I’m less bothered by the “performance” than I am by the fact that she would perform a song called “Touch My Body” on GMA at 8:30 AM EST. And wearing that stripper-licious dress-and-heels-and-hair outfit. She could easily have done this — or any — song wearing the more subdued style she wore for Idol Gives Back.

    Don’t get me wrong — I continue to be amazed at how well Mariah has…aged…but that just seemed wrong (?), inappropriate (?), help-me-out-here (?), for a morning show. Or maybe I’m just getting old and cranky.

  9. the earl grey

    whats wrong with you shes fantastic. her 30 minute BET special is genius .
    fuck the h8rs

  10. Anonymous

    Seriously — this wasn’t horrible. Plus it must be a BITCH to have to sing so early in the morning.

  11. SpudMills

    Good or bad, who’d want to listen to this self-important ugly “big-boned” psycho?

  12. jetblackturd

    Stop singin’ my part now baby! FUCKING HILARIOUS. Gay Morning America. What a doll!

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