Mariah Carey kicks off Vegas residency...

Last night, Mariah Carey kicked off the opening night of her Vegas residency ‘Mariah #1 To Infinity.’

She played to a sold-out crowd at Caesars Palace, and made sure her lip synching game was effortless. 

At this point, I don't even blame her. It's Vegas. It's all about the spectacle! And judging by these pics, Mariah gave plentry of it.

She came off her own tour recently and her vocals were shot, although she improved halfway through. 

I just don't think it would have been wise to try and sing the entire show live. This was probably advised by her team, and it's actually the better option as opposed to facing media onslaught. 

My issue is, she needs to stay away from the leotards because she just doesn't have the body for it.


She also invited Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan on a backstage tour of the show: