Admit it: when you hear that a pop star is preparing to record a song with his or her parent, you think of saccharine duets like the Cyrus’ “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” and run the other way. But when the pop star in question is Mariah Carey, parental guidance is suggested: witness her new rendition of the Christmas classic “O Come All Ye Faithful”, which as we mentioned, features her mom, trained opera singer Patricia Carey. After listening to the elder Ms. Carey, it’s immediately clear how all that rafter-reaching power wound up in Mariah’s DNA. Listen to Mimi and her mommy below.
No, it’s not nearly as fun as “Oh Santa!”, but it’s not supposed to be. With a gospel choir and Patricia Carey’s towering vocals, this interpretation of “O Come All Ye Faithful” (featured on Mariah’s new Merry Christmas II You) is built to get obsessed fans (and worshippers) on their feet come the holidays. We have a feeling it will.