#SPOTTED: MARIAH CAREY IN TORONTO FOR “MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL” TOUR
Certified Lamb here! Have adored Mariah Carey for as long as I’ve remembered and after having such a blast at her show at Scotiabank Arena last year, I no doubt wanted part again this year upon hearing the show would be back!
Carey‘s 90-minute festive opus that is her MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL Tour solidifies what we’ve known already for years now, she’s the official “Queen of Christmas” and we need this show every year.
While there are mostly overlaps in the setlist from last year’s show, Carey makes some edits in this rendition and we can the addition of a couple different hits in a section later in the show where she brings out highlights from her catalog, including viral hit “It’s a Wrap“!
If I can be honest, the Show this year felt marginally smaller to the eye. We recall the stage feeling larger last year and perhaps with Toronto being the Tour’s first stop last year, and not this year, there was a palpable energy that felt a bit diminished this year. This is in no part due to the fantastic perfomers older and younger, joining Carey on-stage. How great is it that her son and daughter Moroccan and Monroe play a pivotal role, even getting solos!! We love that Carey had her “Glam Crew” join her on-stage on occasion for touch-ups which was incredibly entertaining!
Musical Director Daniel Moore ups the musicality in this year’s rendition of the Tour and the Band sounds fabulous, and Carey as always sounds phenomenal. But the costumes this year – designed by Fendi – are a real knockout, all shimmery, including one ensemble with a gorgeous tiara.
Some highlights from the Show:
The Tour heads next to Montreal.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)