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Heather Headley Performs a Classic

posted by Sista on December 4th, 2012 at 4:10 am


Singer Heather Headley took to the stage over the weekend to perform the Whitney Houston classic ‘I Will Always Love You’ at the 100th Royal Variety Performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

As previously reported, Heather will be starring in the U.K.’s Broadway version of ‘The Bodyguard,’ which is set to go live on Wednesday, December 5th. The show will run on London’s West End for three months before finally making its way to America in the summer of 2013.

Headley, best known for her 2003 hit single ‘I Wish I Wasn’t,’ is no stranger to the stage, having starred in several plays (Aida, The Lion King) and won numerous awards, including a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.

As for whether or not Heather was able to pull off such an iconic Whitney song, you’ll have to watch below and decide for yourself.

Edit: Heather actually performed last week and the show was aired on Monday.



  1. As for whether or not Heather was able to pull off such an iconic Whitney song, you’ll have to watch below and decide for yourself.

    She did and she didn’t.
    Heather clearly has the pipes but something about the inflection in her voice I found annoying. To date no one has ever been able to perform that song quite the way Whitney did. She owned the song while with others the song seems to own them.

  2. I didn’t like the beginning, but she got there towards the end! I usually don’t like when songstylists like Heather do other artists’ big songs, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosis and others…But, I do LOVE Heather Headley and her phrasing, R&B old school vibe and her gospel album is really good too…I lived “In My Mind”…I would love to see her on Broadway…Heather’s had an incredible career thus far!

    Whitney was a pure vocalist with a rare quality, how she was a great technical singer and artistic too, where she could take notes and how she could make a pop song that didn’t sound dilluted with fabulous storytelling ability…like Dionne Warwick in her day…both of these artists are peerless…not to say there aren’t other great singers or songstylists…Mariah Carey, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Janet Jackson (lite vocals, great storytelling) Sade, Heather Headley, Rebecca Ferguson (newbie favorite), Regina Belle, Rachelle Ferrell, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin (also peerless in her day)…Whitney Houston was extraordinary and some!