Reporter's log: Cannes 2008

Back in 2001, soul superstar Mariah Carey had a bit of a funny turn in the wake of releasing her box office flop Glitter - a film which put the word corny into, erm... popcorny. "Carey can act after a fashion, though dialogue gives her trouble," noted TV Guide magazine in the US.
Well, despite that setback, the singer has ventured back onto the silver screen in a movie called Tennessee and, with a low-key Cannes premiere last night, there was really no other option for our evening's entertainment.
Tennessee is a good old-fashioned road movie, where travelling along an actual highway is a metaphor for making progress along your personal journey of life. Mariah plays a waitress who - would you believe it? - wants to break into music. She gets picked up by the film's heroes and accompanies them to Nashville, where they hope to find their estranged father.
Amazingly, Mariah is the best thing in it. Her understated, downbeat performance is so natural that pretty soon you stop wondering whether Busta Rhymes will pop up for a guest rap. And for someone famed as an image-obsessed diva, Carey has no problem playing a character who dresses down in dowdy clothes with greasy, toussled hair. She even carries a little extra weight compared to her normal svelte image.
Carey is so good, in fact, that the film feels rather flat when she's off-screen. The denouement, which is presumably supposed to be a heart-rending tear-jerker, kind of passed me by. Maybe we wrote Carey's film career off too soon?

(BBC News)

Saturday 17 May 2008
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ktktkt (53,668) by Dennis from Ukraine

It's taken from the Georgian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise. On a side note. Similar number was done on the Russian version, the only difference was that Whitney was the hologram. The Russian girl who did that is a close friend of Walter A., it's quite possible they've had a fling.
(Friday 22 May 2015; 16:26)
Impressive Mariah/Whitney impersonation (53,667) by ktktkt from Philippines

It's a spot on impersonation. Anyone knows the singer or what show this is?
(Friday 22 May 2015; 15:52)
TGIFY (53,666) by B from USA

Mariah performing TGIFY at the Vegas show was a highlight for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the Vegas show.
(Friday 22 May 2015; 15:46)
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