Sunday, 6 January 2013

Mariah Carey Sydney, Australia concert review

International music superstar Mariah Carey once again won her way into Australian’s hearts as she stepped onto the Sydney stage for the first time in fifteen years.

Always the prima-donna, the 42-year-old was about an hour late to the stage, leaving husband Nick Cannon to keep the jam-packed Allphones Arena audience entertained before finally hitting the platform at about 10.00pm for a 1.5 hour set.

Her opening beats of a remix of Can't Take That Way was well received. Carey appearing blinged-up in a short, figure-hugging mini-dress, that is M.
The artist did not disappoint, her voice is as strong as it was twenty years ago, hitting that signature squeak (1991 hit, Emotions). Some fans and critics feel she may have been holding back some.  It's difficult to known for sure.
The playlist was a mixed lot of hits spanning her twenty year career and mixed vocal range, from the oldies (My AllAlways Be My Baby) to the new stuff (It's Like ThatObsessedShake It OffTouch My Body).

There were also a few randoms - one of her all-time favourites, 1997's Close My Eyes, along with an off-the-cuff acapella of Can't Let Go/Love Takes Time.

Carey also casually chatted to her "Lambs" (fans) between breaks, sharing memories and moments and joining in the Australian experience by eating a spoonful of Vegemite, followed by a glass of wine or campaign (we assume) to wash it down.

"It’s not that bad," she said.
Hero took the fans to a new level, before a soaring finale of We Belong Together.

She's still got the look - and the sound.
If M comes back to Australia anytime soon we suspect a sell out or close to once again.
Mariah Carey official website
Music News Australia

All Phones Arena