What would a Mariah Carey superfan dream of most? Well, maybe, it would be having Carey suddenly walk into a room singing her new single when she was not expected to be present in the flesh.
That’s what happened in a “listening session” for superfans engineered by Jimmy Fallon and the producers of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” — aided by co-conspirator Carey herself.
The results were shown earlier this week on the “Fallon” show: Small groups of superfans were invited by Fallon to join him in a Manhattan recording studio to hear Carey’s new single, “The Art of Letting Go.” The pretense was that, since they were superfans and had supported Carey for so long, they were invited to sample her single before its release.
However, as each group listened raptly to the song, Carey herself suddenly entered singing it. The reactions of these superfans has to be seen to be believed.
Watch what happened in the video clip, above.