Mariah Carey Struggling Vocally Ahead Of Australian Tour

Mariah Carey has been credited with hitting notes so high that only dogs can truly hear them. Whether that’s true or just an urban myth, neither man nor beast would have wanted any part of her recent performance in Japan, which saw the pop diva forget lyrics and miss notes like a drunk punter at Sunday night karaoke.

Fan footage has surfaced from the opening show for Carey’s Elusive Chanteuse world tour, which is due to touch down in Australia in less than a month. Kicking the tour off at the Makuhari Messe Arena in Tokyo, Japan, one snippet see Carey struggling mightily to find the high end of her vocal range, with her voice cracking on ’90s single Vision Of Love.

A longer clip captures Carey’s shaky vocals throughout Always Be My Baby, making us mere mortals feel a lot better about our amateur singing skills. Yet another vid sees Carey butcher We Belong Together by forgetting the lyrics completely, though a mic stand malfunction may have been responsible for that fault.

With Carey due out in Australia in November this footage will not be filling fans with confidence — arena diva die-hards may remember the disappointment of Whitney Houston’s hit and miss shows on her 2010 Australian tour. Let’s just hope Carey will have cured whatever is currently ailing her by the time she arrives Down Under.

If you haven’t got your tix yet and you’ve got faith Mariah will be back at her Butterfly best come November, you can find all the Australian tour details below.

Watch: Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love (Live in Japan 05/10/14)

Watch: Mariah Carey – Always Be My Baby (Live in Japan 05/10/14)

Watch: Mariah Carey – Mic Stand Malfunction

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Mariah Carey Australian Tour Dates

Sunday, 2nd November 2014

Sandalford Estate, Perth

Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 7th November 2014

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tickets: Live Nation

Monday, 10th November 2014

Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney

Tickets: Live Nation

Also Performing At A Day On The Green

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley

Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, 16th November 2014

Sirromet Wines, Brisbane

Tickets: Live Nation

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