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Mariah Carey to Sing at Jackson Memorial

7/6/2009 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah CareyThe value of Michael Jackson memorial tickets has just gone up.

Multiple sources tell TMZ Mariah Carey will perform at tomorrow's Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center.

We're hearing she'll perform the Jackson 5 classic, "I'll Be There."

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46.

flyboy    

Love Mariah but she butchered "I'll be there". Some artists just shouldn't copied like a young MJ, Stevie Wonder and James Brown. No one can sing like them.

1878 days ago
47.

Satellite TV for PC    

Goodbye MJ. Mariah Carey, do your best.
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1878 days ago
48.

NYCGIRL    

Sharona

IDID YOU GROW UP WITH HER? BECAUSE IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY MARIAH CAREY DIDN'T DROP HER FIRST SINGLE UNTIL LIKE THE EARLY 90'S?

Posted at 11:58AM on Jul 6th 2009 by Sharona

In the late 80's (1988) in NYC she was a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr. She would sing at many clubs/bars. She wasn't known back then and she was down to earth not the crazy ungrateful diva she is now..... Anymore question????

1878 days ago
49.

Kathy B    

Mariah Did know Michael if you recall him backing her in 2002 saying he was a shoulder to lean on during 2001! (Do a fact check)
Has been? Mariah has 18 #1's going on 19 & has sold over 200 million so unless the posters saying shes a has been have been as productive in their careers they need 2 sit down & shut up!
Fat? Considering the average woman is about a size 14/16, which even w/ weight gain which shes losing she still doesn't rep the average American female. I think shes fine. Unless u like size 00 anorexic chicks
Don't like Mariah don't watch it!!! (It's called a remote control).
Besides 90% of u liars & hypocrites thought that Michael was faking his sickness b4 they pronounced him dead! Just let the King of Pop RIP already!!! @ least I had his CDs b4 his death & appreciated his music prior 2 his unfortunate death.

1878 days ago
50.

Cleveland-West_Side    

Hopefully she never has children, it's obvious she condones their abuse.

1878 days ago
51.

NYCGIRL    

Maybe she will sing "one sweet day" with boyz to men. That would be fitting for the occasion!

1878 days ago
52.

Cheryl    

She should sing I’ll be there, she sings that song like a real angel, just so beautiful and pretty coming out of her mouth you can feel it, when she sings it, it brings tears to my eyes.

1878 days ago
53.

sultrysiren    

This is a perfect choice. The greatest sings for the greatest. A proper artist to sing an appropriate song. LOVE YOU MARIAH! This will be great. Heck I can't wait to hear her perform. Yea!

1878 days ago
54.

shabbs69    

Could have found someone better than her!!

1878 days ago
55.

rainhawk    

It Aint Over Till the FAT LADY SINGS LETS PUT THE FUN BACK IN FUNERAL

1878 days ago
56.

Whyyyy BET    

How much you want to bet all of the idiots that didn't like Michael WOULD TUNE into the memorial service???? Mariah would do a good job, she's one of the top female singers ......NO, she has the most number one singles and guess what??? SHE BEAT ELVIS TOO!, so I know she would bring her A game for the King of pop.

Oh yeah, people that are still bashing Michael, tomorrow it would be best you don't turn on the TV or the internet, because it's all about MICHAEL JACKSON tomorrow!

R.I.P Michael, you would never be forgotten, you were an angel on earth and no one can hurt you again.

1878 days ago
57.

Casey    

I'm disappointed by the incredibly insensitive remarks made about this topic. Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey were actually friends -- Carey even had a huge hit with her live rendition of "I'll Be There" back in '92. This will, no doubt, be a tremendously moving and heartfelt performance.

1878 days ago
58.

oxyclean    

Mariah. Only my 17 year old nephew will watch that. And he's deaf.

1878 days ago
59.

Kevin    

i HEARD GEORGE MICHAEL, ELTON JOHN AND BOY GEORGE ARE GOING TO SING "LET YOUR SON GO DOWN ON ME", DIANA ROSS IS GOING TO SING "REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME DOWN THERE" AND THE HARLEM BOYS CHOIR IS GOING TO SING THE DOOR'S CLASSIC "TOUCH ME".

1878 days ago
60.

the truth hurts huh    

64. Nobody wanted to be near him before! Now everyone is his fan and his friend. Poor MJ… No real friends when he really needed in bad times.

Posted at 1:00PM on Jul 6th 2009 by Losita
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Many of his real friends over the years have said repeatedly that when they tried to help Michael, HE SHUT THEM OUT - because they wouldn't tell him what he wanted to hear - or give him whatever he wanted .... in other words, they weren't willing to ENABLE his SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR! Just as with EVERYONE in life - you have to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN CHOICES! Michael Jackson is no different.

1878 days ago
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