WATCH: Mariah Carey Performs Career Medley on American Idol Season Finale

Despite her judging style being ridiculed and critiqued for months, Mariah Carey definitely used the American Idol platform to its full advantage as she said goodbye to season 12 by performing a medley of her greatest hits on the show finale.

Carey’s 5-minute medley featured portions of hits ‘My All‘, ‘Hero‘ and ‘We Belong Together‘ and ended with the first live performance of her comeback single ‘#Beautiful‘.

This performance was undoubtedly a very important factor to Carey’s comeback and it’s safe to say that the result was underwhelming. Carey used to the slot to remind viewers of her musical legacy in a messy and unmemorable “megamix” of her past hits, rather than performing her brand new single in full for the first time – which is currently climbing radio and iTunes charts.

Check out MiMi’s performance, below, and let us know what you think!

It was definitely a wasted opportunity, in my eyes, but it was not a bad performance. However, critics are slamming the vocalist for lip-syncing parts of the set as her artistic legacy is based around her outstanding vocal range and ability to perform just as good vocally live as she does in the studio.

#Beautiful‘ featuring Miguel is available on iTunes now.


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