12 Days Of DIVAS: Mariah Carey Makes It Happen In 1998

by (@kat_george)

We’re almost there! VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul will air on VH1 on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (4 more sleeps!). The show will feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J and other lovely ladies. We’ve been impatiently waiting DIVAS and alleviating the suspense by bringing you performances from years past every day for the past 9 days: Jill Scott, Beyoncé, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer (twice!), a duet between Joss Stone and Gladys Knight and Destiny’s Child.

Today, for the 9th day of DIVAS we’re giving you Mariah Carey. You’re welcome. In a stunning, sparkling and sexy golden gown with hair big enough to make Beyoncé ashamed, Mariah shows us what being a soul diva is all about. Backed up by a gospel choir, Mariah’s performance of “Make It Happen” back in 1998 is uplifting and funky, a toe tapping delight. We absolutely love Mariah, and we think that for the 9th day of DIVAS we’re going to be playing this one on repeat!

VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul will premiere exclusively on VH1 on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.