Sunday, March 16, 2008

Live From New York, It's Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, who stepped in to fill in the vacant slot left by Janet Jackson who had to cancel due to an untimely bout with the flu, was the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. Mimi performed two songs off of her new album E=MC2 album -- the first single, Touch My Body and the song Migrate which features T-Pain (who appeared live on stage with Mimi for the performance last night). Here are a few screencaps from both of Mariah's performances last night:

Yeah, I'm not sure if Mimi was intentionally going for the stripped down performance vibe or what but neither performance was all that compelling. I really do like Touch My Body the more I hear it and the Migrate song wasn't bad either ... I dunno, maybe I wanted more from the performances than what was given. To be fair, the SNL stage isn't really conducive to stellar performances (and MC did step in at the last minute to replace Janet Jackson) but with a singer like Mimi who doesn't need to wow the audience with amazing dance moves I guess I was hoping for something more. If you missed seeing Mariah Carey's performances last night you can click HERE to watch her performance of Touch My Body and click HERE to watch her performance of Migrate (featuring T-Pain) and see for yourself. [Source, Source]