August 9, 2012 would have marked Whitney Houston’s 53rd birthday. As we all know, the singer/actress tragically passed in 2012 just one day before the Grammy’s. Fans of the late great singer will be happy to note that DMC Entertainment Production Management takes you back down the memory lane. As a tribute to the late soulful singer, DMC Entertainment Production brings The Whitney Houston Show 2016 in the Philippines featuring Belinda Davids.
|The late Whitney Houston|
Houston was an influence on every major female pop star, and on the TV talent shows that now dominate the music industry. For young girls like me back then in the 90's, belting out Houston’s soulful rendition of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" in our bathrooms is something that will always be a happy childhood memory. Admittedly, Houston's "The Greatest Love Of All" was one of the first few songs I've learned to sing as a kid. It was a clear indication that Whitney Houston was indeed the most important pop singer of the last quarter-century.
Known for her hit songs "Saving All My Love For You,” the upbeat record-breaking seven US No 1 single “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” to such amazing ballads like “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” and “I Know Him So Well.” All of these songs catapulted Whitney Houston as the biggest female star in the world.
Co-starring as a threatened diva with Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard (1992), their characters' interracial attraction was never an issue. Whitney was beautiful and dully nice enough to be America's first black sweetheart. She was an element in normalizing African-Americans in the mainstream which ended with Obama in the White House. "I Will Always Love You", the 12 million-selling single from The Bodyguard's soundtrack, was the pinnacle of her powerhouse vocal style. For Elton John, Whitney Houston has one of the most beautiful voices he’s ever heard in his lifetime.
|Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston starred in the 1992 hit movie The Bodyguard|
Since Whitney Houston's tragic passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Whitney's unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today's contemporary music. Thus The Whitney Houston Show was conceptualized. In preparation for such an anticipated show, as part of Houston's legacy, Showtime Management dedicated a year to finding the right star to fill in the big shoes that Houston had left vacant. From more than 15,000 hopefuls who had auditioned from 12 countries, it was accomplished South African vocalist Belinda Davids whose voice perfectly sounds like the late Houston's. Davids was handpicked as the right star to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions of Houston's hit songs. In addition to having a voice described as “jaw-droppingly similar” to the pop diva, Davids openly acknowledges that Houston is her personal idol and was the original inspiration for her own career when she began singing at the age of 14.
|Belinda Davids sings Whitney Houston's songs|
"It was such a privilege to be able to be given this opportunity to sing and perform her songs before her loyal fans from around the globe," says Davids. Davids promises a really good show where people will relive and enjoy the music of the late music diva. "I want people to come (to the concert) and remember Whitney when she was at the top of her game and when she was fabulous," adds Davids.
Here's a sample of Belinda Davids' rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing."
If you aren't convinced yet, here's Belinda Davids' haunting performance of Houston's "I Will Always Love You" during the Melbourne, Australia leg of The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show taken from the Youtube uploaded by David Bernobic.
The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career. It's going to be a 2 ½ hour concert and stage show which will feature Houston's well-loved hits from the past including 'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'One Moment In Time', 'I Have Nothing' and of course, 'I Will Always Love You' and many more. Davids is directed by Showtime Management Creative Director John Van Grinsven Snr. and joined on tour by the production team responsible for the worldwide hit tribute show Michael Jackson HIStory.
It will also highlight the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert featuring the full production show from the US. Direct from sell out shows across Europe, plus a full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed!
This critically acclaimed once in a lifetime live show of a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability dubbed as The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show Tour 2016 will be held on Friday, August 26th, 8PM at the IEC Pavillon, Cebu City and on Saturday, August 27th at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City, Manila. Don't dare miss this chance to relive the magic of Whitney Houston's music once more!
Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with Gotesco Group Of Companies, and Gruppo Group Of Companies. This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair. Special thanks to our media partners: NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting, RMN, 558 DZXL, 774 DWWW, Radyo Agila, 90.7 Love Radio, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.9 Home Radio, 101.1 YES FM, 107.5 Wish FM, Business Mirror, Peoples Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and When In Manila. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) and Ticket World (www.ticketworld.com.ph) outlets.