What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless you’re Mariah Carey. That’s because everybody is talking about how Mimi was caught lip-syncing at the debut of her Las Vegas residency, The Butterfly Returns.
During the show at Ceasars Palace Coliseum, Mariah fell while singing. The Blast reports that it was at the point where her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, was supposed to assist her in getting on top of a rolling box.
Unfortunately, he miscalculated and Mariah fell down. At that point, the diva songstress was no longer in front of her microphone but the music — and her vocals — continued on.
Mariah Carey was able to pick herself up and continue on with the show as a true performer would. But that hasn’t stopped those in attendance from talking about how Mariah must be lip-syncing at her Las Vegas shows.
This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Mariah has dealt with a major performance snag. Remember New Year’s Eve 2016?
Mariah blamed what has been called a “trainwreck in Times Square” on producers of the show but that didn’t go over well for her.
During the performance nearly two years ago, Mariah messed up during Emotions, one of her most popular songs. After failing to hit many of the notes, she tried again with We Belong Together, only to reveal that she was, in fact, lip syncing at that time too.
It is worth noting, though, that many artists sing along with backing tracks as a matter of course, especially when they are performing complicated stage shows.