I replayed Whitney's National Anthem performance at The SuperBowl; it is so inspiring (because she simply sang the song, AS WRITTEN, didn't try to JAZZ-IT-UP), and as a result, she brought the house down! I love how happy (and innocent) she looked during that performance !
If this turns out (like I fear it will); then, I guess we have (ex-husband) Bobby Brown to thank for Whitney's present STATE. Her health, her career, her image (and now her life) . . . "ashes to ashes" . . . "dust to dust".
Bobby Brown performed on stage in Mississippi last night (AFTER hearing of Whitney's death), and reportedly cried on stage asking the crowd to "sing along with him" (and then, he continued the show). The ultimate question for me is . . . WHY didn't he CANCEL his concert, and fly to Los Angeles, to be with their only child during her time of obvious grief. I have experienced the loss of my mother, and I know first hand what that pain feels like.
Congratulations, Bobby Brown !!
YOU WIN . . .
YOU WIN . . .
I am devastated by the news of Whitney Houston. Have been a fan since the very first time I heard her sing -- one of my favorite movies is The Bodyguard and I have watched it over and over again. The news is particularly tragic based on the fact that it seemed like her career might have been getting a jump start again -- she was supposed to perform tonight at The Grammy's and I have read that Simon Cowell had recently approached her to become a judge on his X-Factor - along with what I had heard about Sparkles -- My heart goes out to her daughter Bobbi Kristina - to lose you mother when you are 19 is heartbreaking - I lost mine when I was 27 and it nearly did me in. And my heart also breaks for her mother Cissy Huston (to lose a child at any age is one of the most horrific things a parent has to endure). I spent most of last night watching the news coverage -- another living legend gone at an early age. Still waiting for the results of her police investigation.
The real tragedy, of course, is that all of this could have been circumvented - that this beautiful multi-talented girl became so addicted to drugs and alcohol was probably the cause of her death.
And for the poster who inquired as to why Bobby Brown didn't cancel his concert and go to the side of his daughter at this terrible time in her life -- maybe he feels too guilty! I know her life fell into a terrible downspin after she met him -- but we are all responsible for our own actions in life.
I hope Whitney has found the peace she wasn't able to find here on earth.
I was shocked to hear of the passing of Whitney Houston. I send my prayers and blessings to her mother, daughter, family and friends.
Whitney Houston had so many great hits. As I write this post, I am listening to her sing "Jesus Loves Me" from the "Bodyguard" soundtrack album.
Finally, if you have not done so, I recommend you acquire or borrow from a friend etc. "Whitney:The Greatest Hits" album to travel done memory lane once again to enjoy her great VOICE again and again.
TONIGHT . . . (AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS) . . .
AFTER TIGER WOODS WINS at Pebble Beach this afternoon . . .
the talented singer JENNIFER HUDSON will sing a tribute to WHITNEY HOUSTON.
Yesterday, at a pre-Grammy party (before the news of Whitney's death), Jennifer was quoted as saying that Whitney Houston was her IDOL, and that she longed for the opportunity to sing alongside Whitney one day. It was Whitney that presented Jennifer with her first Grammy Award.
Tonights' Grammy Awards Show will probably be one that you don't want to miss.
ITS SAD TO THINK . . . that we will not see Whitney's face (or hear her voice) EVER AGAIN.
I saw Whitney Houston perfom (live) only once, years ago, here in Atlanta.
She performed at SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA one night in front of a HUGE crowd, and even then, she was a show-stopper. Billy Ocean also performed that night; with his smash hit at the time Caribbean Queen.
It would have been great to see Whitney contract to do a long-extended show in Las Vegas (the way Celene Dion has done so successfully) at Caesar's Palace. Less traveling for the artist; the crowds come to them.
This whole thing with Whitney today, is simply unbelievable.
Now, that you mentioned Billy Ocean, does he still record today? I liked his songs of "Mystery Lady" and "There'll Be Sad Songs". I know he is British.