Mariah Carey - If Only You Knew & Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1998 Essence Awards)
This is one of Mariah’s best performances in my opinion. Her voice is something very special because this was right around the that her voice started “failing” her, yet it saves itself with a combination of a warm luxurious tone and the varied textures that it takes on at different stages of its wellness. It’s light and fluttery yet warm and welcoming. Mariah, if you happen see this post, I’m still waiting on my full studio cover of “If Only You Knew” ;D You killed it here sweetie!