As reported here last week, singer Whitney Houston made her long awaited return to the stage at yesterday’s Live & Loud Music Festival in Malaysia. Before I went to bed last night at least one review had been posted online by a fan who said they were at the concert. By the time I woke up this morning and checked my email- there were several and none of them were very flattering. Honestly, I never expected Whitney to be her old self vocally and that is why I believe she launched her comeback overseas rather than here in America. However, I didn’t expect the reviews of her voice to be so sad either. According to Mr Manager’s Blog the Whitney of old is gone.
Below is a partial excerpt of his review of Whitney’s voice and you can click the link above to read the article fully and see more pics.
Her choice of repertoire was good but the delivery of the songs was inconsistent. Some were actually bearable whilst others were just sad. Gone is the golden voice that I grew up singing along to, the voice that sang songs which make up the soundtrack to my life. I am probably one of her biggest fans, and tonight I couldn’t help but sit silently in total disbelief and horror. I didn’t expect to hear the same Whitney from The Bodyguard; that would have been unrealistic. But what I heard was simply too shocking. The deterioration in her vocal range and tonal timbre was scary. Nevertheless the crowd was kind, and clapped her on. Malaysians are nice.