Preview: Whitney Houston's Underwhelming GMA Performance
This morning, 5,000 rabid Whitney Houston fans gathered in Central Park for what was hoped to be the second rising of the soul diva. Good Morning America hyped her I Look to You promotional performance, the first in seven years, as an event to remember by playing a Houston career-retrospective on their Times Square screen on loop. With fans gathered from all corners of the world and bedazzled "We love you Whitney!" posters in place, Whitney took the stage for a four-song concert that could only be described as underwhelming.
Despite her cracking voice (when there was a voice at all), Houston's ardent supporters wildly applauded throughout, proving that either they couldn't hear the songs over their own cheering or that their love is unconditional. Judge for yourself after the jump.
Performing in front of a sparkly lilac curtain, Whitney walked her way through "My Love is Your Love" and ended with the crowd favorite, "I'm Every Woman." Houston apologized to her supportive fans for her missed notes: "I'm so sorry. I did Oprah. I've been talking for so long. [...] I shouldn't be talking. I should be singing." On the plus side, she wasn't lip-syncing. But maybe it would have been a better concert if she had been.