Article Dec 19, 2016

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Mariah Carey showcases chemistry with Bryan Tanaka at holiday lighting ceremony

Mariah Carey showed off her electric chemistry with dancer beau Bryan Tanaka onstage during a performance at New York City's Beacon Theater.

The 46-year-old singer kicked off her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour with a spectacular performance prior to the holiday lights switch on at the Empire State Building on Monday (06Dec16)

Mariah looked stunning in a red leotard, military style jacket and platform Christian Louboutin boots, with Bryan never straying far from her side throughout the performance.

The We Belong Together singer and Bryan showed off their love connection onstage during the superstar singer's performance of one of her hits, with a source telling Entertainment Tonight: "Mariah's chemistry with Bryan was subtle, but undeniable.

"It is the way they communicate. They seem so happy in each other's presence. They are on the same page - their laughing and the glances between them."

Bryan was also on hand to hoist the singer on his shoulders as she performed at the annual holiday lighting ceremony at the iconic New York landmark.

Mariah confirmed she was dating the 33-year-old dancer last month (Nov16), as the pair frolicked on the beach together - weeks after her split from Australian billionaire fiance James Packer.

The dancer first met Mariah in 2005, when he was hired to perform with her.

"We've been friends for a long time," he told E! News at a viewing party for her new reality series, Mariah's World, on Sunday (05Dec16). "Something connected with us back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration."

"She saw something in me that I actually didn't recognize at first, from that it was over. It was set in history that we were gonna be connected some way, some how," he gushed about the singer.

In the premiere episode of her series, Mariah is seen trying on her wedding dress and postponing her nuptials to James to focus on her tour.