Many music fans applaud Mariah Carey for actually singing live at her concerts, but some fans in Japan might be wondering if she should try lip-syncing. Concert-goers in Tokyo criticized the singer for not being able to hit the high notes that Carey is known for, TMZ reports.
Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe Arena was the first stop of Carey’s “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” on Oct. 4, and plenty of fans were there to document her struggles with the first show. She couldn’t hit the notes in many songs, and some fans even accused her of forgetting the lyrics to “We Belong Together.” The singer’s butterfly microphone stand broke while she was singing, which could have caused the diva to forget some lyrics. But the show must go on, and Carey tried to live by that for a minute after the technical difficulty.
"Even the microphone got the feeling," she joked. However, she stopped the music after she flubbed a few lines of the song. “Wait a minute,” she said. “I can't go on.”
Watch the technical malfunction below:
A representative for the singer claimed that Carey has "only received good reviews from people who attended the opening show,” according to the Daily Mail. With fans uploading videos with titles such as “My all fail Mariah Carey live in tokyo Japan 2014,” we’re guessing Carey’s people didn’t talk to everyone there.
The criticism is just the latest bad news for the star. In August, Carey separated from her husband of six years, Nick Cannon. The couple have two children, Moroccan and Monroe.
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