The Syracuse Post-Standard writes:
Mariah Carey compared her life to a wild roller coaster ride to start her show Tuesday night at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center.
The analogy came complete with a big-screen depiction of what might be the biggest twisting, turning, rising and dipping amusement park thriller out there.
"If you don't get on the ride, you won't experience the adventure," Carey's voice told the crowd.
And what a spectacle her show turned out to be, with plenty of ups to more than balance a couple of dips.
Best of all, Carey's voice was pure and golden. She easily reached her trademark high notes that sound like a happy bird singing its morning song.
And the crowd loved hearing that voice, whether it was belting out R&B hits from her latest monster comeback album, 2005's "The Emancipation of Mimi," or dipping into "Hero," the ballad she wrote in 1993, during her first wave of huge success.