WATCH: Blind Pinay belts out Mariah Carey hit


Posted at Oct 29 2014 07:22 PM | Updated as of Oct 31 2014 02:40 AM

MANILA - A video showing a blind Filipina effortlessly belting out Mariah Carey's version of "I'll Be There" inside a mall is making rounds online, as the hype surrounding the pop star's concert reached its peak last night.

The more than four-minute video shows the woman apparently singing the 1993 hit on karaoke with mall-goers looking and cheering her on.

The description for the clip, uploaded by YouTube user Jeff Alagar back in June, read: "We had to look twice as the video started because it was so good I thought she was lip syncing. But this is all genuine vocals coming from this little gem."

The singer is tagged as Katchry Jewel Golbin, who also goes by the name of Alienette Coldfire on social media site Facebook. She has over 2,500 followers, as of writing.

Carey recently concluded the Manila leg of her "Elusive Chanteuse" tour on Tuesday night. She said on her official Twitter account, moments after the show: "Mahal kita Manila!!!"

The American pop diva is set to head over to Thailand for an October 30 show, before wrapping up the worldwide tour in Australia and New Zealand.

Referred to as the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness World Records, Carey is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, and signature use of the whistle register.

She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, and has received more than 50 awards throughout her career, most notably her five Grammy wins.

A vocal school based in Indonesia even use Carey as a basis for "range."

In a viral video uploaded back in 2012, Kursus Vokal KBL showcased one of their students --a girl named Serena Onasis-- belting out the diva's version of the well-known Christmas song, "O Holy Night."

In the more than five-minute clip, Serena twice reached "higher notes" than Carey. The school credited the impressive feat to a technique called "muscle coordination."

The video has more than 2 million views, as of writing.