Mariah Carey's Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse may not be pulling in massive numbers, but she has the support of one of the greatest superstars in the world: George Michael. Carey covered Michael's One More Try on her newest album, and Michael is apparently thrilled with it.
@MariahCarey thank u for recording One more try. Such an honour 2 have one of the best voices in the world singing my song.— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) June 23, 2014
Various music critic outlets have also praised Carey's version:
"Backed by a gospel organ and choir, Carey dances over the notes, wringing every ripple out of the tune. She even tailors her worst tics - those endless melismas - using them to mine emotion rather than to falsely impress." - New York Daily News
"She tackles George Michael's ballad "One More Try" by adding a whole new layer of emotion with her high-flying vocals." - Newsday
"...There's also a poignant cover of George Michael's One More Try" - USA Today
Gorgeous @MariahCarey ...... PS, love the album! Big kiss, The singing Greek. X— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) June 23, 2014