Mariah Carey and Miguel take turns thrilling one another in their sunny video for “#Beautiful .” The Joseph Kahn-directed music video premiered Thursday night during “American Idol,” and the simple clip shines a light on Miguel and MC’s flirtation.
It kicks off with the two singers flying down a country road on his motorcycle, taking a cue from the song’s sensual lyrics. Soon, MC does her best video vixen impression, posing on the bike, the sun shining down through the trees.
Cut to the twosome, hanging out under chandeliers in a barn. Miguel sits in his vintage red Porsche and watches Mariah, in a wispy little dress, dance for him. While she seems shy at times, he is more than poised. As the video closes out, Mariah does one final twirl for her beau before he asks her to join him in the car. And then, it just fades to black.
“#Beautiful” is the lead single off Mariah’s 2013 album release. And, Carey explained to Ryan Seacrest earlier this week why she enlisted the Grammy-winner to join her on the song, describing her persona in the video as “the antithesis of the person you see on ’American Idol.’ ” “I’m a huge fan of his music and as I think everybody’s just so blown away by him right now,” she said. “We got together. He had started writing this song with just the guitar riff. He’s the truth,” she said, before adding that she wanted the track to have “a texture that feels fresh.”
Carey is making a lot of fresh decisions about her career these days. She recently parted ways with manager and fellow “American idol” judge Randy Jackson and joined Red Light Management, which represents such acts as Radiohead, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys and more, citing “hectic schedules” for the split . Jackson also announced his departure from “Idol” Thursday. No word on Carey’s status with the show as it heads into the finale next week.