With Mariah Carey a singing sensation, and her mother Patricia Carey being a successful opera singer, I've- and I'm sure quite a few of you have- always wanted to know if singing runs in the Carey family gene pool. Well watch below as another Carey- in the form of Mariah's estranged and older sister, Alison- demonstrates her own vocal skills and judge for yourself.
My opinion: Alison's voice sounds darker and lower in its tessitura than her famous sister, and her range also appears to be more limited in scope, as we see her struggle to hit some of the notes. However, they share the same smoky timbre to their voice as well as a similarity in their phrasing.
I quite like Alison Carey's voice and find the overall sound would have suited a jazz record perfectly. However, it's sad to think what her voice really would have sounded like if she hadn't had such a tough life and had received the training Mariah had. Perhaps Alison too would have laid claim to a five octave range.
Does anyone else think she not only bears a resemblance to Mariah Carey facially, but also sounds a lot like her when she speaks?? It's uncanny...
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