Mariah Carey’s “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” Tour Live in Malaysia 2014 brought many things – the R&B singer herself with her syrupy-sweet multiple-octave vocals, her amazing band, her dancers that don’t skip a beat, about 12,000 adoring Mimi fans, and let’s not forget the rain.
But did the rain dampen anyone’s spirits? Most certainly not!
Fans poured into Stadium Merdeka yesterday (22nd Oct) from as early as 6pm, all eager to watch Mariah Carey perform. For some (like us), it was their first time seeing her live. For others, it was a decade-long wait for their idol to come back to Malaysia. We won’t lie, even after arriving at the stadium that early in an effort to beat the jam and find a spot to park, we still had to wait out the rain.
But it was well worth it.
Because at 9:15pm, Mariah finally took the stage in the grandest manner of all and opened her “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” in Malaysia with crowd favourites such as “Fantasy”, “Shake It Off”, “Emotions”, “My All”, and a “Heartbreaker/Beautiful” mashup. Fans immediately warmed up to the diva despite sitting in the downpour, as she continued to win over the hearts of Malaysians as her concert hit an all-time high with performances of “Honey”, “I’ll Be There”, “Hero”, and “We Belong Together”.
The best part of the concert was not only the entire setup and her songs, but also the fact that Mariah made it a point to interact with her fans – she was either constantly talking to the crowd, making up lyrics to interludes as she went along, or simply jamming with her crew.
And yes, everything that we’ve ever heard about Mariah being an unreasonable diva and all the rumours/bad reviews about her “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” were quickly dismissed. She made it to easy to fall head over heels in love with her again last night!
Full set list of Mariah Carey’s “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” Tour Live in Malaysia 2014 as follows:
- 110th St.
- Touch My Body
- Shake It Off (No Intro)
- Emotions (Extended Outro)
- Fly Like A Bird
- Lullaby of Birdland
- My All
- That Chick (Band Intros)
- I’ll Be There
- Meteorite (Dance Intro)
- We Belong Together
- Encore: Always Be My Baby
Would we want to relive last night all over again, rain and all? Yes please.
For more pictures from the concert, check out the gallery below:
The concert was organised by IME Productions and supported by Malaysia Major Events, an agency under the Tourism and Culture Ministry.