I totally agree, but she needs to stop singing "Vision of Love." Even the best performances of it this era are barely passable and have been farly overrated by fans. She needs to sing "Always Be My Baby" or other #1's that are more attainable live.
Speak for yourself. With the exception of the meh VOL performances from the first and second Vegas dates, she has been consistently nailing it. Kimmel was spectacular as was the 5/20 performance from Vegas for example; she has been singing it the way it's supposed to be sung (ie: properly belting it out without the choppy mess) and her voice sounds lovely at this point into the residency.
Now as for "Infinity" - bah I knew that mess was dead on arrival as soon as it premiered. It's not a hit, it's not happening. Besides, it's hardly a good song in the first place (IMO).
That said, they really need to release that *%!$!@! video, for the fans if nothing else. It's ABSURD they've taken so long to put it out.
I'm happy you guys liked her VOL performances so much. To me, while she's improved, she sounds tired and rough. While Mariah's timbre has changed over the years, she's been able to arrange her songs to where it sounds appropriate. I honestly haven't fully liked a VOL since the Blueprint in 2005.
I think she's been able to adapt her voice better on other songs in her catalog. Just my opinion.
Regarding the video, I was pleasantly surprised. No awkward moments. She looked beautiful. They airbrushed her body appropriately as opposed to completely warping it (i.e. IWKWLI, 100%). It fits the Vegas theme which is nice too.