Mariah Carey sings Xmas duet with mother

December 16th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey joined forces with her mother to perform a festive duet on a special Christmas TV show.The pregnant star who was hosting “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To You” for US channel ABC at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre Monday night invited her mother Patricia Carey to join her on stage for a rendition of festive classic ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, reports contactmusic.com.

Carey explained the song which features on her new album ‘Merry Christmas II You’ is “very close” to the pair’s hearts.

“Please give a big hand to my very special guest. My mother, Patricia Carey, is here tonight. We’re going to do a song from the new album ‘Merry Christmas II You’. This is something that’s very close to both of our hearts,” she said.

However, instead of assuming her usual place in the limelight, Carey was happy to take a backseat and allow her mother to sing lead vocals on the track, before going on to perform another duet with “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson later in the evening.

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