Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey visited ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ in 1998 to promote the animated film ‘The Prince of Egypt’ and delivered the 1st televised performance of the Academy Award-winning track ‘When You Believe’. Fast forward 13 years and the rendition is remembered as one of the most memorable moments in television history thus making it a great choice for From The Vault.
Although many argue that this song was shockingly underwhelming considering the vocal gymnastics for which both women are known, it is obvious that there isn’t a single artist today who can compare to Houston and Carey. Indeed, some singers hay have expansive vocal ranges while other have technical skill but none of them have such a combination of both.
Watching this performance does encourage the question of why Houston and Carey have not performed (or even been seen) together in over a decade. While both women have long since passed their prime, to witness a reunion of the industry’s most celebrated divas would truly be a sight to behold.