Contact Us

Mariah Carey Apologizes for Michael Jackson Memorial Performance

Just moments after paying tribute to pop icon Michael Jackson at Tuesday’s public memorial service Mariah Carey took to her Twitter page to critique her emotional performance of ‘I’ll Be There.’

“Sorry that I wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, ” she twittered. “But I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me.” The 39-year-old was the first performer to sing during the event held at the Staples Center Tuesday.

Taking the stage alongside collaborator Trey Lorenz, Carey, fell off key in the very beginning of her performance but quickly pulled it together. “Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying,” she said.

Carey chronicled her day via Twitter and wrote a tribute to the late King of Pop. “He inspired with his timeless music. He will be forever in our hearts.”

Although originally released by the Jackson 5 in 1970, Carey remade the song on her 1992 released MTV Unplugged album.

Actress Brooke Shields, singers Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Usher — who broke down following his emotional performance of Jackson’s ‘Gone To Soon’ — and Shaheen Jafargholi of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ took the stage after Carey to say goodbye to Jackson.

In other Carey news, the r&b diva is set to release her 12th studio album, ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,’ on August 25.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!