Thursday, March 24, 2016
Mariah Carey - Wednesday 23rd March - O2 Arena, London
Better was Mimi's decision to interact with the crowd - including a couple of "British" accents and the costume changes were much less frequent than expected. However, good as singer Trey Lorenz was (and the backing singers) - it was Mariah we had paid to see and so, something was definitely lacking. This was most apparent in a seemingly rushed mid-set medley which was almost over before it began.
The show was saved for me by the ballads section, where we finally got to hear that voice. Describing Phil Collins as an inspiration before "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" and her song Hero as "schmaltzy", the last 4 or 5 songs were fantastic. I would have loved to have heard "Vision of Love" or "Dreamlover", but maybe I'll have to save my pennies for a return to Las Vegas for that.
All in all, an enjoyable show, but one that could have offered a little bit more.
Fantasy (Def Club Mix)
Always Be My Baby
I'll Be There (with Trey Lorenz and Jackson 5 on video)
Rock With You (Trey Lorenz solo)
Touch My Body
I Know What You Want
It's Like That
Shake It Off
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
One Sweet Day (with Trey Lorenz)
When You Believe (with Whitney Houston on video)
We Belong Together