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Mariah Carey sings five octaves in just over a minute: Listen here!

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It’s no secret that Mariah Carey has range, but that’s just become even more apparent: A clever video has surfaced on YouTube that splices together Mimi singing through what the video claims are five octaves, two notes, and two semitones.

“That’s over 65 keys!!!!” the video says at the end. You knew she could do it, but actually hearing her go from low to high in a cascade – with each note flashing on the screen as it happens, each about one second apart – is pretty stunning.

Through the video, you can identify a variety of Mariah’s songs in the background – everything from her soaring rendition of “O Holy Night” to “Forever” – although a huge portion of it is pulled from her two notable Christmas albums. (Go figure.)

If you don’t already appreciate the range Mariah has, you will after the jump:

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See? Pretty divine stuff, eh?

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Originally posted September 29 2011 — 2:41 PM EDT

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