Mariah Carey is saving the day…
The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer delivered the debut world television performance of her Ms. Lauryn Hill-assisted single “Save The Day” as part of the US Open women’s final broadcast on Saturday.
Filmed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center days before the US Open began on August 31, the performance showed Carey sitting atop a classy blue car.
Kicked off ESPN‘s coverage of the championship event between Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka, Mimi’s video performance, incorporated footage of the most notable players in women’s tennis history.
“Thank you @USOpen for this amazing TV Premiere of my song ‘Save The Day.’ Couldn’t be more honored and moved to share the message of the song with these incredible female champions,” Carey wrote on Twitter.
“Mariah Carey is a megastar, and we are honored to showcase her new song to the world,” said Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, prior to the finals. “Her song captures the spirit of this moment in time, and through the US Open’s global reach, we can bring this message to our millions of fans worldwide.”
“Save the Day,” featuring Ms. Hill, came out of the vault and onto streaming services on August 21 as the first release from her archival deep dive album The Rarities, which will be released on October 2. And its lyrics about being all in this together, rebuilding our crumbling world, and nonetheless saving the day couldn’t come to rescue us during a better year than 2020.