Mariah Carey Aplogizes After Jackson’s Memorial Performance

July 9th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD  

Renowned singer, Mariah Carey, who performed at Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service that was held at the Staples Center on Tuesday, apologized to her fans for her performance on that very night.
According to the singer, the performance was marred by her emotions regarding the pop icon’s death. She explained the whole issue by saying that it was the King Of Pop’s Coffin, that nearly made her to break down into tears in the middle of the song.

The singer, who rendered the Jackson 5 hit song, “I’ll Be There” at the Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service said that she was emotionally shaken as she performed in front of the Gold Casket, which supposedly carried the body of the legendary pop icon. As the diva performed, her powerful voice could barely be heard. This forced Mariah, to rely on her long time collaborator, Tracy Lorenz, who helped the singer to finish of the ballad, “I’ll Be There”.

Addressing her fans, Mariah Carey had said, “Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I am sorry that I wasn’t pull it together and really do it right, but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me. One thing I know is, we will never really have to say goodbye to MJ. His legacy lives on through his music and the millions of people he inspired through his timeless music. He will remain forever in our hearts.”

Carey performed the Jackson 5 hit ballad “I’ll Be There”, which was supposedly the singer’s first worldwide number one hit single in the year 1992.

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