Mariah Carey has been taking center stage during the holidays for years, but this year it looks like she’s ready to start sharing it with her 11-year-old daughter Monroe.
The unbranded Christmas queen and her daughter looked stunning together in matching dresses when Mariah proudly presented her.
“She’s my little girl here,” she told the sold-out crowd at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Friday. “Eleven years ago I received the greatest gift. You know what, I don’t have a birthday, but the day of delivery was the greatest gift I ever had when I had my twins, Roc and Roe.”
She then shared that the duo will be performing the classic Christmas anthem “Away in a Manger” together: “This is our first duet.” She also said it was their first time performing together, but they had been “working on this one for a minute.”
Monroe didn’t try to join in when her mother started with her signature whistles, but they shared a whistle moment around the middle of the room. Could Monroe have inherited her mother’s famous five-octave range? Whether she did or not, she had a beautiful tone that worked beautifully side-by-side with her famous mother.
Naturally, the crowds in attendance went wild for the gorgeous mother-daughter couple, while videos shared by fans allowed that love to spill over onto social media.
Her first gig since the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariah called it a dress rehearsal and tryout, per Billboard. A four-show tour, Mariah was scheduled to perform twice in Toronto, then twice at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
This all leads up to the CBS premiere of “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All” on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET, and maybe even a Monroe Cannon’s great pipes for at least one beautifully special moment.
You can check out the video of their performance and some of the social media likes below.