The Diva


By: Connor Lenahan

Mariah Carey is a diva. She is also, probably, the most respected artist of my lifetime with regards to vocal ability. She has a range of over five octaves, which puts her in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is to say she had this range. While poking around the internet last night I happened upon a video featuring the isolated vocals of Carey singing her Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree lighting. Needless to say, it was not good.

Carey’s voice takes wild turns with little to no warning. This lead to everyone in my suite laughing hysterically over her attempts to sing live. The performance has the wheels come off almost immediately. The rest of the ride follows suit before things just entirely collapse around the 3:30 mark of the video below. This isn’t suggested viewing, this is required. This is amazing. This is what the internet is for.