MANILA, Philippines - Mariah Carey kicked off her much talked-about concert tour "The Elusive Chanteuse Show" in Tokyo, Japan last Saturday but some fans expressed disappointment after the diva allegedly sounded off-key and failed to hit her signature high notes.
Videos from Carey's concert, which circulated over the Internet, showed that the singer seemed to struggle while belting some of her monster hits such as "Always Be My Baby," "My All," and "Hero."
Carey also encountered a technical issue when the butterfly decal of her microphone broke while singing "We Belong Together." She attempted to continue with the number but said, "Wait a minute. I can't hold on".
Netizens took to Twitter their reaction over the "off-key" moments of the singer in the said concert.
Twitter user @callmedollar said: "Y'all get Mariah Carey off of this tour. Not now, but RIGHT NOW."
Another netizen @A_MorganKD blasted the voice of the singer saying that "Mariah Carey's vocals are so horrible now."
Also, a Twitter user who goes by the handle @ConanEinstein said after watching a video: "Mariah Carey needs to rest. Her voice is tired in ds video. Hoping ds may not happen in here Philippine concert."
Some attributed her slips due to Carey's separation from husband Nick Cannon last August after six years of marraige.
Meanwhile, some netizens also defended the five-time Grammy winner.
Socialite Divine Lee (@DivinemLee) said that she still supports Carey even after watching her "off-key" videos: "Ok, I saw the Mariah carey piyok on Youtube. Basta bet ko pa rin siya. Kahit yung sintonado niya, hindi ko kayang abutin. Haha! "
Another Twitter user @LaurenMorita2 said that everyone should lay off the singer and give her some space: "I think everybody should give Mariah Carey some room she went through a lot. Give her some time."
Also, another netizen @Nick8fo stated that Carey should shake off the tirades hurled against her: "It's easy to educate about Mariah Carey's vocal skills. You just have to look up 'Mariah live' on your browser and you'll see the light."
According to British newspaper The Daily Mail, a representative from Carey's camp said that they have only received good feedback from the fans. "The comments we have heard from the fans have been great!" said an unidentified representative of Carey.
Carey performed 23 songs during the premiere show in Tokyo.
"The Elusive Chanteuse Show" will be an 18-date tour across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Carey is set to perform in the Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 28.
Her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, sold only 58,000 copies on its first week.