Sounds Like Whitney Houston Concert Tickets Were Certainly Worth Purchasing
Well! Whitney Houston has finally performed the first show of her Australian tour. I bet you’re wondering how she went, yeah? To be truthful, I wasn’t expecting too much from Whitney. I saw her perform on Britain’s The X Factor while I was in London last year and she looked slightly bored and distracted, and then her dress broke. Actually, that was a pretty entertaining performance! In any case, it’s certainly better than what punters in Brisbane witnessed last night.
The 46-year-old actress and singer got through two songs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday night before appearing breathless and exhausted, taking a break and then carrying a towel with her for the next few songs.
After half a dozen songs, during some of which she coughed, she left the stage to take a break, bringing on her brother, Gary Houston, to sing.
I think Gary Houston would’ve been a highlight! After all, I suspect half the folk at the show only bought a ticket to see Whitney in the vain hope that world famous warbler GARY GODDAMN HOUSTON would grab the microphone at some point and have a crack at entertaining the masses. I do a similar thing when I buy Kate Ceberano tickets but secretly hope Phil will take over/take his shirt off.
But the final act, a string of groove-laden dance numbers and ballads, faltered at the finale when she croaked her way through I Will Always Love You, pausing to get a drink and towel off just as she was about to hit the song’s epic high note, which she turned into a soft coo.
Paused to go grab a drink? Oh my god, Whitney’s turned into the chick from Madison Avenue!
Look, I think we should go easy on Whitney. The slightly demented actions listed above are clearly the result of the poor singer being scared out of her wits by a campaign of intimidation and terror led by AC/DC and George Michael. If Brisbane audiences want to blame anyone for Whitney’s half-arsed performance, then blame that unholy pairing of fat riffs and smooth gay crooning.