Mariah's "Without you" popular on talent searches

Mariah's remake of Badfinger's "Without you" has recently made rounds on several talent searches all over the world, sang by some of the most promising young discoveries today. A couple of years ago on American Idol Season 1, Kelly Clarkson, then a rising popular contestant in the idol search, sang Mariah's version of "Without you" to the delight of the judges, critics, and fans alike. Kelly later won the talent search.
On December 2, X-Factor's (UK's answer to American Idol) Leona Lewis took the stage and gave her own rendition of the song. Louis, one of the show's judges said of her performance: "After that performance I think the UK has found itself the new Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, something we haven't seen for a long time. You're going to be a big star." Leona's voice has been repeatedly hailed as almost at par with Mariah's legendary pipes. And to no surprise. Leona herself said Mariah is one of her influences.
In the Philippines, Pinoy Dream Academy's (local franchise of Star Academy) Irish is also set to perform "Without you". Yesterday, during the 12th Expulsion Night, Yvan, another PDA contestant, gave his rendition of Mariah's "Open arms".

(Mariah Carey Philippines)

Sunday 3 December 2006
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Celine (50,542) by TheVoice from USA

I like Celine. I think her best album is Falling Into You. Celine's voice is strong and theatrical but Mariah in her prime was easily the better singer. Her only competition is and was Whitney Houston. Unlike them she was writing and producing her music which puts her in a different league. Whitney and Celine are/were interpreters of songs and Mari... read more
(Sunday 1 March 2015; 0:54)
Lol Abraham (50,541) by Baby from Sweden

I don't know if you even remember this but you once (end of last year?) out of nowhere practically threatened to have my head because of some affront I had supposedly committed against Diane Ernestine Earle Ross in my commentary. I never responded since I hadn't been posting about her and just assumed you had me mixed up with another poster. Come ... read more
(Saturday 28 February 2015; 22:59)
Mariah vs Celine (50,540) by Jon from Netherlands

Everybody is comparing voices but nobody is comparing arm choreography. Mariah's is way better. All classic moves, including the "wax on" and the "squeeze and shake vigorously imaginary object and then throw it to the side while running on stage" or the "petting of an imaginary elephant". It's all very theatrical and half the experience for me. Now... read more
(Saturday 28 February 2015; 22:57)
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