Whitney Houston is still making her rounds with her not-so-heralded comeback tour. Her last stop in London at the O2 arena … more of the same.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, informed by Joe-public reporters with video phones, the “You Give Good Love” songstress “croaked through another show on what is becoming a disastrous tour with booing (and sometimes departing) fans reacting to her shambles of a voice.”
After the vocally challenged performance, she reportedly apologized and blamed the air conditioning.
“Sometimes the old girl sings, but not tonight,” she told the crowd, according to a news report in the Guardian. “I want to do it, but she doesn’t want to … she’s getting a little temperamental.”
Here’s a Youtube clip of the performance:
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That does it for me; enough, already.
Whitney will go down in history as one of the greatest vocalists that’s ever lived, which makes it all the more sad and startling that she is now being booed and abandoned during shows, but it’s time for someone to intervene. This is serious.
I’m not sure what her camp is telling her, but someone needs to sit her down and remind her that the old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be and if she has any chance of preserving her legacy, she should bow out now, as gracefully as she can at this stage, and let the young’uns have it.
It’s OK, Whit, you have nothing more to prove to us!
I applaud your recovery from drugs and your “dust yourself off and try again” spunk, but sometimes that means trying something else. Let us hear you on oldies stations from here on out, while we do “Still Love You.” –gerald radford