How Will I Know
Saving All My Love For You
Greatest Love Of All
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Didn't We Almost Have It All
I'm Your Baby Tonight
I Will Always Love You
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
I Learned From The Best
Other (specify in a comment)
Can't wait till she comes to the states so I can get my tickets!
Apr 20, 2010
Siobhan Magnus takes on Whitney -- AND Mariah
Stay away from Whitney Houston, the judges tell the contestants. Stay away from Mariah Carey.
So what does Siobhan Magnus do? She sings the Whitney/Mariah duet, When You Believe.
Girl's got mad pipes, but you've really got to wonder about her decision-making skills.
"This is no easy feat, this song," Alicia says. "She's doing things that I don't think most people can do, and I'm very impressed. I'm very impressed with her voice."
Siobhan's got better control of her voice than she has the past couple weeks -- though you can hear every breath she takes. But when she goes for the big notes, she's on Whitney's turf. And Mariah's turf. And she doesn't quite stack up -- though, if you could hear that song without hearing their versions, it actually would sound quite nice.
"You probably picked, arguably, the toughest song of the night," Randy says. "I don't know why you picked it. It was just OK for me, baby."
Ellen disagrees. For her, it's more confirmation why Siobhan's on show.
"Technically, it may have been really well sung," says Kara, but it sounded too much like a musical.
Simon agrees with Randy. "I thought the arrangement was very old-fashioned. Too much happened too quickly." And he thinks the butterflies on her outfit look like leaves. "It's a shame."
Siobhan didn't want to let who sang the song earlier scare her away from it, she says, as she struggles to explain herself to the judges. "I just love the song."
Like I said, you've got to question the girl's decision-making skills.
Bad, bad move.
A review from a fan who attended today's show:
i'm just in from the dublin concert. :thumbup:
it was brilliant. the warm up guy was exceptional. he's not known here but won us over.
whitney started with FTL and NBL. livley start. great reaction from crowd for FTL.
i cant remember the order of all the songs but ILTY, INRBIO, MLIYL and a carribean flavoured "are you with me?"(they were the only words in the song)
a little girl had a banner "can i sing with you?" whitney invited her on stage and asked her what she'd like to sing. she said TGLOA. whitney said are you sure? girl nodded and after whitney sang 1st line the girl took over. brilliant. :clap: great voice. i remember this girl from tv. she was onthe biggest xmas show in ireland in dec and sang the same song.
then whitney took a break. her brother Gary sang one of her 1st album songs-title escapes me.
Then dancers came out and did QOTN. they were brilliant.
whitney came back out dressed in black leather dress covered with huge fur coat. started with A song for you. very different to album version. slow slow slow. interspersed this with a tribute to michael jackson. then she took to singing some of the ballads in a jazz kinda style. SAMLFY, AAO, GLOA, then i love the lord-which was phenomenal. after that it was IWALY. she was powerful. voice was great. massive reaction. loved the crowds involvement. invited it!!!!!!!!!!!
said Dublin was the best! :clover: but probably says that of all venues. she did a little irish dance :clover: :clover: :clover: as the crowd chated ole ole ole- this became kind of a national chant after the soccer world cup in early 1990's, and always sung when irish people get a bit excited!!
after that it was really the hightlight of the night for the crowd as a whole, IWDWS and HWIK. you should have seen the crowd, on its feet, arms in air...fantastic!!
after that, whitney went off stage for a minute or so and came back on to encore with MDB and then that was it for whitney. the dancers finished off to IEW and each of them bowed off stage. and then when the song was over the singers too finished.
it was an amazing night. delighted it was so good. there was NO announcement saying that photos/videos could not be taken but having said that if the security saw your camera flashing they were on you quickly to tell you not to take photos. i don't see the pooint of not allowing photos because half the crowd was using their mobile phones to take photos anyway.
i'm jaded now so excuse me if i stop now and hit the hay. have work in the morning. i dont twitter so i didnt tweet during concert. :unsure:
i'll finish by saying whitney was brilliant. emotional seeing her on stage initially. last time i saw her was november 1993 BG tour, then i met her(said hello!!!)as she came out of her hotel in dublin in 1999 for mtv europe awards. her voice tonight was strong. blew me away at times. yes she was hoarse and yes some notes were not perfect but it was fabulous if the concert is taken as a full concert. i heard no booing as i believe there was in uk. the arena was packed and it is a brilliant arena. only newly done up. hosts all the biggies!!
whitney was amazing. looked amazing. moved like i didn't think she could-jeez she CAN move!! interacted well with the crowd. sang to a lady in the front row that the lord loves her even if she was drinking beer. very funny :giggle:
have the program, will look at it tomorrow
if you have yet to see her you are in for a rare treat
The Voice is getting there...for sure.
Keep it up, Whitney. Nice improvements.
A cute little Irish girl joins Whitney on stage during her show in Dublin Ireland on April 20th at the O2 Arena. CUTE.
"I Look To You"
"Whitney singing "I Learned from the Best" at her last Dublin concert 2010. It was an amazing night and the crowd LOVED her!"
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that clip with the little girl is so sweet. They just posted it on one of my fav blogs Toyaz world dis morning and i was cumin rite here to post it after i saw it. by the way whitney looks GREAT.
Whitney Houston brings out little girl on stage in Dublin…
Last night at her ‘Nothing But Love’ concert in Dublin, Ireland (April 20th), diva Whitney Houston brought out a little girl on stage to sing her classic hit ‘Greatest Love of All’. The little girl sang her heart out and owned the performance. Whitney was impressed!
The crowd in their thousands liked it too as they cheered on loudly. You can check out one of the cutest moments this year when you proceed with the post. Great stuff!
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'I Will Always Love You' from the latest show in Dublin, yesterday. She sounds really good. Getting better and better w/ singing this song.
And the crowd goes wild....
Lin Yu Chun sings ANOTHER Whitney song...
And how nice that his biggest dream is to "meet his idol Whitney Houston and sing before her."
Taiwan singer impresses with Whitney Houston rendition
Apr 10, 2010, 15:37 GMT
Taipei - A Taiwan man who shot to fame overnight with a rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You has been invited to appear on a dozen foreign TV stations, his agent said Saturday.
'Invitations have poured in from the United States, Japan and South Korea. We will screen them. But if he goes abroad, the first country could be the US because that's where most invitations came from,' Stella Teng, the agent for Lin Yu-chun, said by phone.
Lin, 24, a clerk in a musical instrument shop in Taipei, has been singing since childhood, but never contemplated a musical career because he is short, overweight and shy.
He shot to fame with his pitch-perfect performance last week on the television talent show Star Avenue Contest.
Someone put the videotape on YouTube. By Saturday, more than three million people around the world had viewed it.
Many viewers were so impressed that they called him Taiwan's Susan Boyle - the British woman who rose to fame in 2009 after appearing on the reality TV show Britain's Got Talent.
Others called Lin a male version of Whitney Houston.
'Starting next week, we will arrange for him to appear in domestic shows. We will also get him a professional to coach him on singing,' Teng told the German Press Agency dpa.
Lin is trying to get used to the publicity.
'It is too sudden. It is like a dream. It feels so good,' he told reporters.
His biggest dream is to meet Whitney Houston.
'My dream is to sing before Whitney Houston. This is like showing off, but she is my idol and I wish I could meet her one day. But I have to train very hard and sing very well before I can meet her,' he said in an interview with the Apple Daily.
In honor of Lin Yu Chun bringing more attention back to this great unforgettable classic Whitney Houston song, here's some fav "Saving All My Love For You" performances of mine:
......and I just HAD to share this random clip that i came across while getting these videos. Paul Shaffer had such a crush on Whitney....
Gorgeous and Gracious.
Posted this in the Pebbles thread, but might as well post it here too.
I've always loved this episode of "Friday Night Videos", The Christmas Special with Pebbles and Whitney Houston hosting. They are so cute and funny together with good chemistry. Glad they are still friends!
Also.....Pebbles and Cece Winans praying for their dear friend Whitney back in 2006 when Whitney was going through her dark period...
I love it. I've got SexyKevTaurean79 trained like Pavlov's little female dog! As soon as it starts getting to the bottom of the page he's scared I'm going to come and post to the next page before him. He spent over 30 minutes the other night scrambling, cutting and pasting to complete page 24 and start page 25 with more delusional ramblings. I don't even have to be here and he's scrambling to post irrelevant BS on Whitney. Oh the power.
Unfortunately Ms. Houston can't take a bow. She's forced to go out on the road to make a living. Poor CD sales don't make any money nowadays, it's the tours. It's a catch 22 for her. Release a mediocre cd that no one wants to hear live. Not be able to sing your past hits anymore. It's not pretty.
Always needing to bring Mariah Carey just proves you're jealous and feel threatened by her.
You know the only reason she can't take a bow is because she can't afford it.
If you want to convince yourself she's "improving" all we can do is sit back and have a good laugh.
Whitney and the tragic fall of a damaged diva
After 10 years of drug abuse, the diva is back on stage. But a shambolic performance proves she's no longer a star.
Tuesday April 20 2010
Whitney Houston was puzzled. "Why do you people take pictures and put it on that Tweety thing," said the '80s star, sweaty and bedraggled on the first of her three dates at Dublin's O2 (her final show is tonight). "Do you watch it at home later on?"
She was referring to the already-infamous YouTube footage from her concert in Birmingham last week, in which she commits grievous bodily harm on her most enduring hit, 'I Will Always Love You'. 'Crackney', as the gossip bloggers have dubbed her, gasped and croaked her way through the song.
Straining in vain for the high notes, the effects of 10 years of heavy crack cocaine use and an abusive marriage to Bobby Brown were all too evident (anti-drugs campaigners needn't bother with colourful phrases to deter the young from substance abuse -- just show them 'before' and 'after' pictures of Whitney).
In Brum, the crowd reacted to her performance in the age-old manner, by slow hand-clapping and booing (or at least some of them did -- eyewitness accounts suggest a wedge of those in attendance cheered for Whitney throughout). With the most high-profile dates of her tour to come, the question was: How would Dublin respond to another sub-par turn?
In fact, the O2 was a picture of politeness. Which is a surprise considering Houston's dishevelled state and the uneven nature of her performance. As in Birmingham, she clearly had trouble reaching for the sky-scraper notes that used to be her trademark.
Despite being on tour for some months, she appeared unsure as how to deliver 'I Will Always Love You'. Holding the mic out the room, Houston encouraged the audience to do the heavy lifting for her. Granted, she did take a tilt at the chorus at the end. Alas, what came out was the equivalent of someone scraping dirty nails across a chalky blackboard.
That was a high point compared to some of her antics. Unable, it appears, to get through a song without dissolving into giggles or whispers, Houston has clearly become an extremely eccentric individual.
At one point, she paid tribute to Michael Jackson, but instead of treating us to one of his hits, she mumbled at length about what a great man he was. Later she presented a young lady in the front row with a plastic bag stuffed with T-shirts. The sense was of seeing someone fall apart minute by minute.
For Houston, it has been a slow, steady decline. The daughter of a New Jersey preacher, Whitney first fell into drug use in the early '90s, following her marriage to R'n'B bad boy Bobby Brown. A megastar after the success of her first movie, The Bodyguard, she started using on an almost nightly basis. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Houston explained her favourite method of unwinding was smoking a blend of crack and marijuana.
"You put (it in) your marijuana, you lace it, you roll it up and you smoke it," Houston said. "I had so much money and so much access to what I wanted."
Her drug abuse got so serious that her mother, soul singer Cissy Houston, even turned up at her house with a police escort in an attempt to have Houston go into rehab.
"She said 'either you do it my way or we'll go on TV and (say) you're gonna retire'."
In Dublin, nobody heckled at the final curtain. Not even those who had paid €106 for the best seats in the house. Houston had given us her best. The overwhelming feeling was sad bafflement at how far she had let herself go. Why boo someone who can't help them- selves?
She can count herself lucky because we have form when it comes to turning on a singer. As anyone who was at Cat Stevens's show last year will attest, few things are as blood-chilling as the sound of 10,000 punters getting antsy when a performer fails to live up to expectations (especially when said performer is charging a saucy €100 for the privilege of watching them).
In Stevens's case, it was naivety rather than the ravages of drug use that was the problem. Evidently the singer -- who now performs under his Muslim name Yusuf Islam -- thought The O2 would enjoy 40 minutes of his forthcoming West End musical. However, with Stevens absent from stage for close to 40 minutes, the audience wasn't slow about venting its displeasure.
Still, at least Stevens remained in full command of his musical gifts. The same cannot be said of Whitney, whose backing band closed the show, sans Houston, with her hit 'I'm Every Woman'.
Where does she go from here? Perhaps Whitney should concentrate on her studio work. Despite her diminishing vocals powers, her most recent album I Look To You was a surprisingly convincing comeback.
If nothing else, she still knows how to bash out a decent tune. The difficulty is that nowadays it's the live arena where artists make the bulk of their income.
To keep herself in the opulence to which she is accustomed, Whitney may well be back in Dublin sooner rather than later. Next time, we're bringing earplugs.
- Ed Power
Sad Whitney Houston struggles at Dublin concert
The train wreck that is Whitney Houston ferried into Dublin last Friday for a series of concerts on her European tour.
The fading diva, whose once buoyant career has been torn asunder by drug abuse and a disastrous marriage, actually could have copped out of her Dublin show on Saturday night, using the Iceland volcano as a handy excuse. But her management team booked a car and ferry from England, where she had been playing to pretty much disastrous reviews.
"When Whitney was made aware of the airport closures due to the volcanic ash, she made the decision to drive from Birmingham to Dublin via the ferry so that she would not disappoint her Irish fans," promoters said. “She is delighted to be in Ireland and is very much looking forward to performing.”
Whitney spent more than three hours on the boat last Friday to get to Dublin, so kudos to her for that. But the reviews of her show were less than glowing.
“There are slivers of the super-talented young Whitney -- a high note here, a spine-tingling pause there on 'I Will Always Love You' -- but they arrive so infrequently it hardly matters,” wrote the critic in the Irish Independent.
“Instead, you are left with the memory of her botched attempts to wring some magic from 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' and 'How Will I Know?' At one point she boasts of having ‘actually got on a ferry’ to get to Ireland ... there will have been some in the crowd wishing she hadn't made the trip so they could get their money back.”
The Irish Times wasn’t much kinder. “The ‘greatest love of all’ may be to remember you just the way you were. Didn’t we almost have it all? Not on Saturday night we didn’t Whitney,” sniffed the critic.
The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was offering odds on various Whitney possibilities during her time on Irish soil – 10-1 that she’d spit on stage at any of her shows (as far as we know, she didn’t), 5-1 that she’d forget any of the words to her songs, and 2-1 that fans would boo her off the stage.
Sharon McHugh of Paddy Power said, “Those of us that grew up listening to Whitney will be willing her to give a fantastic concert this weekend but the latest reviews haven’t been kind and it’s been more ‘Houston we have a problem’ than ‘Houston sensation’ these days!”
By John Meagher
Monday April 19 2010
IT takes 40 minutes before Whitney Houston's comeback show kicks into life.
Unfortunately, Whitney is not present at the time. She is backstage, changing costume, and it is her backing singers who raise the heartbeat with a blistering take on 'Queen of the Night'.
It's a shame, then, that a good chunk of the audience miss this moment having escaped to the bar during the song before, the one where her brother Gary steps out from the shadows and does his best to emulate the sort of listless performer you might find on a cruise ship.
The air of restlessness is exacerbated by her 15-minute break to change from a ghastly silver-and-white trouser-suit into a sparkly black dress, but, in truth, her fans have been shifting uncomfortably in their seats from the off.
Since her world tour began, Houston has had to contend with allegations of lapsing back into her old habits, while several people who attended her UK shows were so annoyed with her shoddy performance that they sought refunds.
After a lengthy, vainglorious intro replete with a video montage celebrating what was once a great talent, the 46-year-old launches into a passable version of newish song, 'For the Lovers'. But she and her tedious cabaret-like band remain stuck in first gear, and during 'Nothing but Love' she and a roadie wrestle ungainfully in an attempt to remove her portable microphone and as the band tries to rescue something from the song, she turns her back on the audience and reapplies her make-up.
She spends more time chatting to the audience than singing in the early stages, although her conversation rarely strays beyond the "I love you, Dublin" type. At one point she fixates on a young girl in the front row, but what initially is charming tries the patience of the audience and eventually becomes tedious.
Even the more tolerable songs -- 'My Love is Your Love', for instance -- are carried by the strength of her backing vocalists and the enthusiastic singing of the crowd.
There are slivers of the super-talented young Whitney -- a high note here, a spine-tingling pause there on 'I Will Always Love You' -- but they arrive so infrequently it hardly matters.
Instead, you are left with the memory of her botched attempts to wring some magic from 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' and 'How Will I Know?'
At one point she boasts of having "actually got on a ferry" to get to Ireland, having been rendered flightless by Icelandic volcanic ash. There will have been some in the crowd wishing she hadn't made the trip so they could get their money back.
- John Meagher
Whitney Houston’s Bum Notes: How Not to Stage a Comeback
Whitney Houston’s world tour might very well be one of the biggest disasters in modern music since… well, since Being Bobby Brown.
From the moment she kicked off the Australian leg of the Nothing But Love tour in February, her shows have been plagued by savage reviews, bad singing, missed cues and postponed performances.
Her UK debut on April 13 in Birmingham, England, after four missed concerts — the official reason: chronic rhinopharyngitis, a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat — drew more jeers. Judging from the lukewarm-to-scathing reviews — as well as video evidence (see below) — it was an up-and-down (mostly down) primer on what not to do to win over detractors and reboot a faltering career.
Once again, Houston sounded out of breath, missed the high notes and took an extended break from the stage. She blamed her breathlessness on the venue’s air-conditioning system, and after returning to the stage following a 20-minute costume-change intermission, she glibly told the crowd, “I heard you get mad. You’re a little pissed off.”
Who could blame them?
It almost seems like it’s 2000 again, prompting speculation that the singer is back on drugs, something that her camp denies.
Hopefully, it’s not just PR spin. But I think it might be time for Houston to pull the plug on Nothing But Love. Cancel the rest of the shows, give ticketholders a full refund, and consider this her farewell tour. I know I’m going to get crucified for saying this, but the sun has set on Houston’s days as the premiere voice in pop — Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and Houston herself have seen to that.
I don’t agree with MSN’s pop culture columnist Courtney Hughes that she can regain her former glory if she can just “make some adjustments” and regain her voice. Whether it’s years of abuse or simply years, her vocal chords just aren’t up to it anymore. She should record an album every few years, give one-off, one-song performances for special occasions (like mentor Clive Davis’s 80th birthday in 2012), apply for Simon Cowell’s American Idol gig.
And if all that fails, she can still head to the Caribbean and set up that fruit-smoothie stand, an idea she ran by Oprah Winfrey in their one-on-one interview last September. After this disastrous tour, it’s unlikely that very many people would miss her.
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Video: Whitney's young 'Queen of the Night'
By Bairbre Power
Thursday April 22 2010
A seven-year-old girl wowed Whitney Houston after joining her on stage for her final Dublin show.
Zena Donnelly belted out Whitney's anthem 'The Greatest Love of All' in front of thousands in the 02 on Tuesday night.
Whitney was clearly impressed by the chirpy red-head's voice, telling the rapt audience: "Good job, couldn't have done better myself."
The unexpected opportunity to sing with her idol came when Zena, a pupil at Scoil Lorcan in Monkstown, went down in front of the stage on the last night of Whitney's three-night Dublin stopover.
Zena's 11-year-old brother Ryan had made a giant poster saying 'I love you Whitney, can I sing with you? Zena XX'.
"I escorted her down to the front, hoping to get a shot or two of her in front of Whitney. Security were asking us to return to our seats when Whitney suddenly saw Zena's poster and asked 'You wanna sing with me?' explained mum, Darina Ni Chuinneagain.
"Whitney took Zena by the hand to the centre of stage and double-checked that was the song she wanted to sing.
"Whitney started the song and when Zena heard the opening bars, away she went and at the end, she got a big hug from Whitney and a standing ovation from the crowd."
Relaxing at home last night with her dad Declan and brother Ryan, Zena was bubbling over with excitement at having sung on stage for her idol.
Zena said: "I wasn't nervous singing for Whitney because I love that song."
Zena's next big date is May 15 when she makes her First Holy Communion.
- Bairbre Power
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sad, but what about know Liza Minnelli? she was here for Australian Idol.
She was shocking but the audience treated her like the legend she is.
But as an entertainer its all over...why do they pretend?
Poor Whit. She should have never gone on tour with her voice in complete shambles. So much for "getting better" as the tour went on, contrary to what many of her cheerleaders would like us to believe. No improvement whatsoever from her visit Down Under. For starters, she needs to fucking quit smoking already.
Whitney Houston's voice fails her in sold-out London concert
By Traci Watson, Special for USA TODAY
LONDON — Hundreds in the audience walked out of Whitney Houston's comeback concert here Sunday as the singer once dubbed "The Voice" missed high notes, cut short her songs and apologized for her shortcomings.
"She don't want to come, my soprano friend," Houston crooned after stumbling through a gravelly version of signature song I Will Always Love You. She blamed the air conditioning in The O2 arena, whose 20,000 seats had sold out for her first London performance since 1999.
"Sometimes the old girl sings, but not tonight," she said of her voice. "I want to do it, but she doesn't want to. ... She's getting a little ... temperamental, even."
Houston sang just one or two verses of hits such as Greatest Love of All. She paused during songs to catch her breath and panted heavily in between. In many songs, her backup singers carried the melody, Houston chiming in with lines here and there.
The star was onstage for most of the two-hour concert, her first of three at the venue, taking only two breaks to change clothes. Those three outfits — form-fitting black leather pants, a clingy black gown and tight jeans — and the stuffy arena may have contributed to the sweat streaming down her face.
The concert "is rubbish," said Mark Higgins of Hampshire. "She can't even complete a song." He said he'd asked for a refund and was told to contact the concert promoter. His daughter had given the tickets to him and his wife for Christmas. "She's going to be heartbroken, because she saved up all her money for this."
"I remember her 20 years ago," Dave Law, of Plymouth, said of Houston. "She's not a patch on what she was."
Law's wife, Caroline, a longtime fan, disagreed. "There were moments I absolutely loved. You have to take the bad with the good."
Houston's London show was the latest troubled performance in her Nothing But Love world tour, which was supposed to mark a comeback for a singer of outsized talent and outsized troubles. She was a no-show for her first three concerts in Great Britain this month and blamed her absence on a respiratory infection.
It really depends on who u ask. Because shes getting alot of positive reviews and alot of negative reviews. Mixed reactions as usual, but for the most part the majority of the crowd is behind her and enjoying themselves and going wild for her. Cheering their asses off and showing her alot of love. Her voice is just really unpredictable and some nights it just doesnt show up or do what she wants it to do while other nights she sounds good and hits some really beautiful and impressive notes and tears songs up. Shes doing so many dates, many of them back to back dates and her voice gets tired so shes going to have good and bad nights.
Listen to this radio intereview from today. Totally opposite reactions from the host of the show and people who attended. They all said she was "outstanding", "fantastic" and wonderful...
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Whitney Houston disappoints in London as crowd stuck fingers in their ears
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Whitney Houston's voice fails at the O2 Arena
Walkouts at Whitney Houston Concert
Whitney Houston disappoints London on the latest leg of her troubled world tour
Bloated, bedraggled and out of tune
Whitney Houston bombs at yet another concert
Whitney Houston has a problem... she's forgotten how to sing
Whitney Houston's voice cracks in London show
Whitney Houston Hopes You Will Always Love Her Despite Her Unfortunate Singing
Perhaps Whitney Houston Should Quit While She's Ahead
Whitney Houston's London O2 Arena Gig Was 'Embarrassing and Painful'
Here's IWALY from that night:
Forward it to 3:45, the guy recording the clip starts off by encouraging her to hit the notes...and a few moments later he remarks "Oh good lord, that’s awful! Jesus!" YIKES!
I don't understand these people can they not accept that fact that they can no longer sing. Are they so vain?...I think so.
And their fans who accept this are stupid and do her no favour.
Lol...all I have to say is..
This too shall pass.
I mean, really. How many times has she had a series of bad, "shot" voice performances -- and ended up bouncing back from it? Only to later return to the stage to YET ANOTHER standing ovation, and roaring applause from the audience. Or redeeming herself by giving another noteworthy, powerful and up to par performance. Like at the AMA Awards last year for which she got rave reviews and much praise for. It's happened sooo many times with Whitney over the years. And trust me, this time won't be any different.
She bounced back after looking sickly thin and near-death at Michael Jackson's celebration in 2001. She bounced back after being high as hell and acting all nutty on the BET Awards in 2001. She bounced back after giving those horrible performances on 'Divas Live' on VH1 in 2003, where everyone had written her off and said its over and that she was "washed up." She bounced back after giving that horrible concert in Torino at the Olympics in 2006 where she had absolutely NO voice at all. People had written her off then too and claimed it was over for her. She bounced back after giving those horrible concerts overseas in Kazakhstan in 2008. People once again said she was done and it was over for her. She bounced back after giving that horrible concert on Good Morning America last year where she had no voice, just before the album dropped. And the album still sold and went to #1 despite a shitty embarrassing performance just the week before. I mean, really. How many more examples do we need to realize this TOO shall pass? Whitney Houston is special, love her or hate her. The public and media are always forgiving when it comes to her and are always willing to give her another chance....and another, and another, and another, and another.....AND another. She's had sooo many chances to bounce back after people had written her off, and she did. She bounced back. Again and again. Time after time. People try to claim it's "over" for her, yet she's STILL selling out shows today, despite bad press. Her new albums are still debuting at #1 on the charts. Her new cd still going over 2x Platinum, when other "hot" popular artists of the moment are struggling to go even 1x Platinum. The facts speak for themselves.
And all of this coverage (negative or not) only proves and reinforces one important thing, really. That Whitney Houston's Mega-Superstar status is still well intact, no matter what. After all these years. After all the drama. After all the drugs, rumors and tabloids. She's still very much as relevant today as she ever was. With all that's going wrong in this world today, WHITNEY HOUSTON still manages to make front page news every other week??? On Yahoo, MSNBC, CNN, FOX news, AOL news, People Magazine, National Enquirer, ect. Wow. It really says a lot to how much weight Whitney Houston's name STILL carries in and around the world. Other divas tend to fade away and people jus get tired of them and get tired of talking about them. But Whitney Houston? She's ALWAYS a hot topic. We went through this same routine when she performed on Good Morning America last year. She got slammed for her vocals. She bounced back. And when she sang in Australia last month. And now once again in London and the media is still going crazy over her like its all brand new news that her once magical flawless voice is now struggling. What does this all this hoopla tell you?? She is the biggest diva, period. Her name holds the most weight. Her presence is the most fascinating. Her influence across the world is more important than other divas, who most people/countries really couldn't care less about and don't give them half as much news coverage no matter what they do, good or bad.
The world cares about Whitney Houston.
The world CARES about Whitney Houston's voice. She's the 8th Wonder of the World, like Patti Labelle recently said. Hence all the never-ending hoopla surrounding her.
What other diva gets as much attention as her? Good OR bad?
BTW -- Happy Birthday to me!
Kev I agree with EVERYTHING you said!
Heres some clips from tonights show and some comments from people who attended, and a photo. Tonights show apparently went very well!
rossgardiner - Just back from the concert and she was AMAZING!!!! Seriously, if the media say she wasn't good... they are totally lying!
MatthewJamesRose - Just back from this concert, and its the best she's sounded honstly for years. So much power and energy, thank you Whitney 27 minutes ago
rudegirl992003 - whitney houston sounds great tonight!! 4 minutes ago
AAS248441 - She is soooo good
She. Was. Superb.
I didn't hear virtually any hoarse notes all night, the head voice was there when she worked for it.
She was belting strong in alot parts too.
IWALY was great, she really took on the song.
In the past, IWALY has tended to get the best of her,
but tonight she was really grabbing it by the horns.
Singer Monica paying tribute to Whitney houston last night in concert and showing her so much love!
I love this!
With all that's going wrong in this world today, WHITNEY HOUSTON still manages to make front page news every other week??? On Yahoo, MSNBC, CNN, FOX news, AOL news, People Magazine, National Enquirer, ect. Wow. It really says a lot to how much Whitney Houston is now just another drug ladden faded star, a has been. Just like other divas tend to fade away and people jus get tired of them and get tired of talking about them. But Whitney Houston? Yes, even Whitney Houston. We went through this same routine when she performed on Good Morning America last year. She got slammed for her vocals. She never bounced back. And when she sang in Australia last month. And now once again in London and the media is still going crazy over her like its all brand new news that her once magical flawless voice is now totally non-exsistant. What does this all this hoopla tell you?? She is the biggest diva disaster in ages. Her name holds no weight. Her presence is the most fascinating as a sad freak show. Her influence across the world is ended in the 90's, who most people/countries really couldn't care less about.
The world no longer cares about Whitney Houston.
The world no longer CARES about Whitney Houston's voice. She's WAS the 8th Wonder of the World, like Patti Labelle recently said. Hence all the never-ending hoopla surrounding her.
What other diva gets as much BAD attention as her? None
10 Ways Whitney Houston Can Turn Her Tragic Tour Around
How Whitney Houston Can Revive Her Problem-Prone Tour
We were totally rooting for Whitney Houston after she dumped Bobby, kicked her bad habits, sat down on Oprah's couch, and got her comeback tour on the road. But at some point along the way, the tour turned into a total bust.
She has been plagued by respiratory problems that she claims were caused by a bad AC unit. And at her recent concert at London's O2 arena, her voice simply gave out in the middle of "I Will Always Love You." "Oh, it's going to come," Houston pleaded with disappointed fans in the middle of the song. "I wanna do it—but just doesn't want to. I have long talks with her. Well, tonight she's getting a little temperamental." (Side note: it's not OK to talk about your voice in the third person.)
Critics are calling her a shadow of her former self and superstar in dramatic decline. Whitney needs our help and quick. Below, some suggestions for Whitney to turn this tour around quickly.
1. Whitney needs a flashy opening act. Something to get the kids excited. Is Justin Bieber free?
2. Is there any chance for a Bobby Brown guest appearance? Then fans can just sit back and enjoy the freak show, just for old time's sake. It's our prerogative.
3. Costumes, costumes, costumes. She needs glitter, feathers, and backup dancers. She needs spectacle, like dropping down from the ceiling in a hot air balloon. Anything to distract from her poor vocals.
4. It may be necessary to pull a Milli Vanilli in this instance. Lip sync those songs like the best of 'em.
5. Slap a good cause on to the tour. Make it Whitney Houston's "We Are The World 2010 Tour." Donate a large portion of the ticket sales to charity so people won't be mad that they wasted $200 to hear you sputter.
6. Whitney needs some funny, non-crazy patter. Make the crowd laugh. Tell stories. Distract them from awful singing by fostering a more personal connection with fans.
7. She can show off her rap skillz with a "Crack is Whack" remix.
8. Nothing can get a struggling stage show revved up like a new boyfriend to join you on the tour bus. May we suggest a young, hot underwear model to add new life to "I'm Every Woman" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"?
9. Whitney should write a tell-all book, release it in mid-tour, and cancel the remaining dates to promote it. You know you'd read it.
10. If all else fails, Whitney can always cancel the tour, give fans their money back, get better for real, and reschedule when she can actually sing. But that would be so boring.
And I know this heffa did not go have some tea and get a towel! She definitely is a STAN as well and studies all of Whitney's performances.
Monica is sure alright with me. I can see that like Whitney, she is loyal and any tribute she does is truly genuine. Now, IWALY is too big for her voice but "You Give Good Love" works great for her just right. And everybody in the crowd knew the words to the song. Aww..love that!
Whitney Houston WOWS her fans as she finally hits Scotland
May 2 2010 Beverley Lyons, Sunday Mail
Troubled diva Whitney Houston apologized for keeping fans waiting as she made her Scottish comeback last night.
The soul superstar, who had to reschedule her Glasgow SECC gig from last month because of illness, said: "I have nothing but love, Glasgow. Thank you for waiting.
"If I could have been here I would have.
"I took ill but came back to see you to tell you I love you. Thank you for coming back to see me.
"I really appreciate your love. That's what I'm calling loyalty and faithfulness.
"After 30 years. I thank you. May God bless you all."
Around 4000 tickets were returned to the venue from the canceled April 11 concert. But the singer, 46, was buoyed by her reception last night. She worked hard to prove herself.
Encouraged by her daughter and adopted son in the front row, Whitney belted out some of the most demanding notes in her set.
Whitney got extra encouragement from her daughter who mouthed "Sing mummy, sing" at the intro of My Love Is Your Love.
As she prepared to sing Step By Step, she also lashed out at critics who have given some harsh reviews to her Nothing But Love tour.
Whitney said: "You may see us one way - we have our troubles too. We just need compassion."
I wonder if the audience was as great as the other one? Can't wait till we get more vids to compare.
Whitney Houston's anti-crack PSA video
Attention, Whitney Houston! This is your voice. And this is your voice on drugs. Nuff said.
Funny or Die's newest anti-drug video by Gary Craig is funny but also very, very sad. Whitney Houston had the voice of an angel, no, make that a choir of angels.
Now her path seems to be leading her straight to their door in Heaven. We'll always love you, Whitney. But here's hoping someone can help you help yourself soon.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE: