The untimely passing of Whitney Houston in February has opened the floodgates to a sea of vocal tributes – some better than others.
Yet, with singer Heather Headley gaining ample praise here in London for her role in the West End adaptation of ‘The Bodyguard’, it was all but inevitable that her performance of ‘I Will Always Love You’ at the 2012 Royal Variety Performance was be a show-stopper and oh did the Trinidadian-American deliver.
Watch below as Headley soars to lofty heights with Houston’s signature hit below…
Yes, yes, and yes!
Long a supporter of Headley’s talent (‘In My Mind’ is an essential listen. Essential), yours truly knew she’d score a home run.
A refreshing take on the song, Headley’s interpretation served up just enough of what we love of Whitney’s version, while garnishing it with runs, trills, and vocal frills that made it her own. A grand performance on the grandest of stages.