Whitney Houston has arguably one of the greatest voices in history. Oops, sorry, I meant to say that Whitney Houston HAD arguably one of the greatest voices in history. Her ability to hit those signature notes has been a topic of debate ever since she decided to have a post-addiction "comeback." Had the crack (or cocaine laced joints) irreparably damaged her vocal chords? The short answer: yes. The long answer: oh, hell to the yes!
Clive Davis has been preaching from the pop pulpit that Whitney "still had it," but prosecution's case-winning evidence dropped on the world's doorstep in a dirty manila envelope last night as Whitney returned to the stage following a string of canceled European dates. There, she delivered a rendition of "I Will Always Love You" that was so horrific, I doubt she'd make it past the first round of "American Idol" auditions these days.
I should have known the performance wasn't going to be everything it used to be when Whitney actually paused for an entire minute to gather the strength required to deliver the "aaaaand I" that used to send shivers up my spine.
The crowd wasn't feeling it either as they proceeded to boo and yell at her throughout the concert. Today Whitey said, "They were a tough crowd." Yes, that is true, seeing as they had ears and all...
For comparison, please enjoy watching Whitney slay the same song back in 1999. We miss this Whit.