Michael hails Carey's One More Try cover

Published Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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Birthday boy George Michael has given Mariah Carey his personal seal of approval after the R&B superstar recorded a cover of the singer's 1988 hit One More Try for her new album.

Michael hails Carey's One More Try cover

Carey included her rendition of One More Try on her latest release, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, and Michael reached out to her via Twitter on Wednesday to express his delight.

He tweeted: "@MariahCarey thank u (sic) for recording One more try. Such an honour 2 (sic) have one of the best voices in the world singing my song. Gorgeous @MariahCarey ...... PS, love the album! Big kiss, The singing Greek."

The note caught the attention of Carey, who admitted she was flattered by the praise, responding: "@GeorgeMichael I'm so honored u (sic) like my rendition of One More Try. You & this song have always meant so much to me. Fan&friend for life".

She later sent a special message to the veteran singer, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday, writing: "@GeorgeMichael P.S. Happy birthday!!!!".

Michael's Twitter exchange with Carey occurred just a day after mutual pal Donatella Versace offered up her take on the song in a review for Vogue and claimed the Brit would love the cover.

She wrote: "I can't stop listening to Mariah's rendition of One More Try. George Michael is a great friend and one of my favourite artists, so I never think that anyone can do justice to his music.

"But I feel that Mariah really understands every word that he has written. At times her voice is angelic, at times pleading and then, towards the end, it goes into a crescendo reaching amazing heights.

"I'm sure that George would be very proud of Mariah's version of his much-loved song."

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