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  • If It's Over (SNL 1990)

    7 38.89%
  • We Belong Together/Fly Like A Bird (Grammy's 2006)

    11 61.11%
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Thread: Mariah: Live Performance Clash: If It's Over (SNL 1990) vs. We Belong Together/Fly Like A Bird (Grammy's 2006)

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    by 12-02-19, 18:08

    One of my favourite games at UKMIX used to be "Live Performance Clash" - I thought we might do something like this with Mariah. Each round will run for a few days, we pit two famed live performances against one another and vote for this forum's winner!

    #LiveClash1

    If It's Over (Saturday Night Live) vs. Vanishing (Rehearsal)



    vs.



    If anyone ever asked me to pick an example of why Mariah could make a claim to the title of "greatest female singer of all-time" - these are my go-to live performances, both are sensational.

    Pick your favourite on the poll, and let us know in the topic which you prefer and why - the winner goes forward to battle another sensational live performance in the next round!

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    by 12-02-19, 19:22

    Voted If It's Over... That's one hell of a powerful vocal delivery

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    by 12-02-19, 20:07

    I have a soft spot for this particular clip of Vanishing

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    by 12-02-19, 20:33

    Mariah's SNL performances are INSANELY good!

    I keep saying that her team needs to upload them all



    in this battle, I chose IF ITS OVER.
    If you think this performance couldn't get any better, her Grammy performance is

    Mariah can SANG!
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    by 12-02-19, 20:39

    Vanishing it's fantastic, and a testament to her good musical hearing( somebody is doing the wrong note), but If it's over is truly magical!! I voted for IIO
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    by 12-02-19, 20:56

    I also voted for If It's Over but like @bm08 - I also have a soft spot for Vanishing.

    The nuances in her voice are otherworldly, and when she transitions from belting to whistle towards the end - I'm done.

    And I adore when she tells one of the backing singers they're singing the wrong note.

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    by 12-02-19, 21:16

    These two are inside her greatest live performances EVER (Top 5).

    Voted for If It's Over 'cause IMO is the best live rendition by anyone in music history. It doesn't get any better than this. Her skills on here are just otherworldly.

    Vanishing Rehearsal was incredible since a technical POV but it lacked the passion she delivered on IIO. That seamless transition from chest to whistle while doing a melisma was genius tho, no one comes close to her.

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    by 12-02-19, 21:18

    If It's Over and it it's not even close.

    That song is sublime and the performance is out of this world. I especially love the production with the band.

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    by 12-02-19, 21:19

    If it's over screamed Grammy winner... however, nothing ever happened with the song. She did perform it a couple of times and each and every rendition was perfect, but nothing beats her SNL performances in general.

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    by 12-02-19, 22:59

    I accidentally voted for If it's over. Wanted to vote for Vanishing. Probably won't affect the final outcome anyway lol
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    by 12-02-19, 23:06

    If It's Over is hands down the most over rated thing Mariah has ever done

    Schmaltzy, boring, over sung, contrived emotionless screaming over a plodding piece of music that goes absolutely nowhere.

    Vanishing on the other hand is amazing and needs brought back for the upcoming tour

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    by 12-02-19, 23:13

    Quote Originally Posted by bm08 View Post
    I have a soft spot for this particular clip of Vanishing
    Same, both are vocal showcases though.
    @Kaloki, how do you come up with these statements.
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    by 13-02-19, 02:03

    The performance of If It's Over at SNL is one of my most favorite live performances from Kween. Although Vanishing is also iconic for "Somebody's doing the wrong note" qoute.

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    by 13-02-19, 18:24

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaloki View Post
    If It's Over is hands down the most over rated thing Mariah has ever done

    Schmaltzy, boring, over sung, contrived emotionless screaming over a plodding piece of music that goes absolutely nowhere.

    Vanishing on the other hand is amazing and needs brought back for the upcoming tour
    I might enable the giving of negative reputation just so I can award it for this post - what are you talking about with this Kaloki!?

    If It's Over is incredible!

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    by 13-02-19, 19:20

    Vanishing is my favorite studio recording, but If It's Over wins live.
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    by 16-02-19, 23:24

    With 73% of the votes and winning 11-4 - If It's Over (SNL - 1990) is your winner!

    It moves forward to do battle with a heavyweight, Mariah's triumphant return to Grammy's stardom in 2006!

    #LiveClash2

    If It's Over (Saturday Night Live) vs. We Belong Together/Fly Like A Bird (Grammy's 2006)



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    Past Battles:

    If It's Over (Saturday Night Live) vs. Vanishing (Rehearsal)

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    by 16-02-19, 23:30

    OMG. This one is pretty hard. Her Grammy performance is one of her best live performances ever. The energy, the voice, everything about is perfect. However, If It's Over on SNL still slays this.

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    by 16-02-19, 23:33

    Fly Like a Bird. That was an experience! (Don't care about the WBT segment)

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    by 16-02-19, 23:51

    Quote Originally Posted by biscuits View Post
    Fly Like a Bird. That was an experience! (Don't care about the WBT segment)
    Yes ! I have to agree the Fly like a bird performance was an entire moment
    Proceed with Caution

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    by 17-02-19, 07:35

    WBT/FLAB at Grammy's '06 is ICONIC, a #moment and what a comeback! Loved her energy. It was amazing to see her back at the top slaying everyone.


    However, vocally, If It's Over at SNL demolished that medley, plus it was 100% live.


    My vote goes for IIO, of course. There's no comparison.

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    by 17-02-19, 07:49

    Vocally IIO>>>>>>>

    BUT, that FLAB performance was truly something else. It made me feel so much admiration and pride in her

    Voted for FLAB

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    by 17-02-19, 12:02

    For me, they both represent something different.

    If It's Over represents Mariah at arguably her vocal peak - strength, stamina, range, technique but potentially not as much emotion as would emanate from her later performances.

    We Belong Together/Fly Like A Bird represents Mariah at the height of a major comeback - there is less strength & less stamina but still an amazing range and a plethora of emotion which arguably results in her defining performance of the 2000s.

    They're two very different performances but equally brilliant in their own way - If It's Over edges it for me though.

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    by 17-02-19, 14:59

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    For me, they both represent something different.

    If It's Over represents Mariah at arguably her vocal peak - strength, stamina, range, technique but potentially not as much emotion as would emanate from her later performances.

    We Belong Together/Fly Like A Bird represents Mariah at the height of a major comeback - there is less strength & less stamina but still an amazing range and a plethora of emotion which arguably results in her defining performance of the 2000s.

    They're two very different performances but equally brilliant in their own way - If It's Over edges it for me though.
    You summed it up perfectly
    Proceed with Caution

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