Whitney Performs ‘I Look To You’ On Wetten Dass

Published: Saturday 3rd Oct 2009 by Sam

The legendary Whintey Houston is over here in Europe to promote her comeback LP ‘I Look To You’, this evening stopping by German TV show Wetten Dass to perform the album’s title track – which you can watch above.

Yes, Nippy! I was on the edge of my seat the whole performance, hoping and praying that Oprah wasn’t a fluke; and Whitney proved herself yet again. Great performance. By no means a perfect performance, yet one that really does reinforce the fact that the ‘voice’ is still there – legitimately. She sounded the best she has in years. Awesome. {Thanks Tamone, Trent and everyone else who sent this in!}

Tidbit: Let’s ignore the awkward interview at the end LMAO!

What do you think of the performance?

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  1. Anonymous October 3, 2009

    OMG! Whitney sounds amazing here!

  2. miriam October 3, 2009


  3. Anonymous October 3, 2009

    She sounded good.. but.. it’s choppy. the verses dont flow smoothly into each other the way she is singing them..

  4. Anonymous October 3, 2009

    I don’t know what’s up with Whit, but she’s been talking the verses of her songs rather than singing them for the past several years. I don’t see anything wrong with her working with a vocal coach to strengthen what’s left of her voice.

  5. Jmoore October 3, 2009

    Yes, i agree, the more she is singing the stronger her voice..Good Performance!

  6. Ashley October 3, 2009

    WOW! WOW! WOW!!

    I love this song so much! Thanks Kellz!

  7. Stoney-Brie October 3, 2009

    all i can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i luv u soooo much Whitney!!!! 🙂

  8. Minhquan Nguyen October 3, 2009

    It was a decent performance, but a really noticeable dip from her vocal abilities during her peak years. The key was certainly lower than her classic songs and you can tell that she simply doesn’t have as much of the endurance and agility that she formerly had. I’m glad that she’s doing well, but I foresee a lot of rehashing and watering down of what she was previously capable of, rather than truly becoming a key artist again.

  9. Jack October 3, 2009

    I like that she didn’t have to talk/sing her way through the performance, which she did a little on the Oprah performance. She is finally singing the song through completion. Once she sings with her own band and singers, everybody better watch out. And the falsettos, well…

  10. Diane October 3, 2009

    Whitney, Aretha, Patti, and all the other powerhouses, will never go back to the way they sound during their peak. So no one should expect 100% Whitney, but 90% Whitney is doable and she is proving that. She is now at 80%. Ten more to go babes.

  11. Ann October 3, 2009

    I love me some damn Whitney Houston. This performance shows strength, class, endurance, elegance, sound, vibe and everything that is Whitney.

  12. Ann October 3, 2009

    Whitney’s Oprah and GMA performances were more emotional, and because she was using her own band and singers, she could adlib and do her thang. I don’t know how long she rehearsed with this “generic” band/singers, but it forced Whitney to be more technical than emotional. Overall, both Oprah and Germany are solid performances. If she stays consistent, the buzz about her voice will improve. No better Diva, baby, no beter diva.

  13. JT October 3, 2009


  14. LeToya October 3, 2009

    I love her.

  15. Laquisha October 3, 2009

    The voice!!!

  16. lisa October 3, 2009

    I Loved this performance…she freaking slayed it , I remember afte the GMA fiasco, some stupid small blog site said that she couldnt sing any more and that they probably spliced her voice in the studio with autotune-

    Shut the haters down Nippy- this was damn near flawness- no lipping, all live f alsettos and all! That is the one thing that i appreciate and respect her for- she NEVER lipsyncs- good voice or bad voice., No cracks, no horseness, no airiness, no gaps in her voice and she used 3 different parts of her voice, and oh yeah, that stage presence and theatrics–especially with the mic- floored!!

    her daughter seems to be her biggest cheerleader- she looked so proud.
    My only wish is that Whitney can come back to America and performed on one of our shows the way she did in Germany today…
    and oh by the way- the album is #4- 4th week out in the us sales of 620k. Next week, she will be #12, with 45-50k cds sold- total 670k -AMAZING!!!

  17. pookie October 3, 2009

    uhm..I dont see how you can say anything bad about Mariah again after liking that performance…and I like Whitney
    Mariah’s performance of H.A.T.E.U on the Todays show was 100times better than that and then you’ve given credit for…keep in mind I’m not hating on Whitney…I just think your views are getting very skewed.

  18. Ann October 3, 2009

    Pookie, you’re the reason nobody likes Mariah anymore. Stop bringing up her name in comparison to Whitney. And tell your other lambs to stop comparing her to EVERY artist in the world: Whitney, Janet, Beyonce, Barbara Streisand, Shirley Temple, Rihanna, Marsha Brady and every other damn woman. Just take care of your Mariah and let other fans take care of their artists. S***, I hate yall for making me hate Mariah. STFU!!!!!

  19. Vaun October 3, 2009

    WHITNEY IS Slaying her Lower registry and holding goo notes.. Go head Mama Whit!

  20. Anonymous October 3, 2009

    It was ok not bad not great better then GMA though. And to the delusional lamb regarding Mooriah’s Hate U that was lip synced dumb a$$.

  21. yo October 3, 2009

    LMFAO @ Ann… Shirley Temple… Marsha Brady??? LMFAOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Anonymous October 3, 2009

    Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiile, Whitney was sanging the hell out of this song!!!!!!

  23. Imyourstar702 October 3, 2009

    Go Whitney!!! Let me find out her voice is still there.

  24. YourMama October 3, 2009

    AMAZING!!!!!!! Sang the hell out of this song!!! Those Bodyguard notes at the end are AMAZING!!!


  25. Kaz October 3, 2009

    Amazing! Her voice is DEFINITELY still there and she’s back to hitting them high notes like she never left. And just to think she had absolutely no voice on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. So I guess she really was telling the truth about how she talked for 3 hours and basically talked her voice away. Now she sounds great!

  26. King October 4, 2009

    And yall call Mariah fans delusional? The pot calling the kettle.

  27. pookie October 4, 2009

    listen people! I like Whitney! I bought the album twice! I’m just saying..and not comparing the two artists..Whitney really didnt sound as great as you’re saying she did….and bashing Mariah after her live performance (of H.A.T.E.U..not Obsessed “dumb ass”) doesn’t make sense…she sounded really good…
    PS….I’m waiting like a lot of you for someone to give my girl Brandy more props..she kills that “somewhere over the rainbow”….I bought her last record twice too 😉
    Keep in mind…I’m not hating on Whitney just telling it like it is…without being bias

  28. Mike October 4, 2009

    she needs to sing using in her lower register…forever.

  29. Habib October 4, 2009

    i’m agree with ya pookie i luv me some whitney and i support her 200%!!!! but when it comes to live mariah just kills her …i can’t understand how peope can say that she sounds great and have the nerve to say that mariah sounds s***!!!
    however i luv whitney’s new album and hope that she’ll keep doin better ,long live to the voices whitney and mariah!!!

  30. Ann October 4, 2009

    Everybody has their own ear and expectation.

  31. Ann October 4, 2009

    Whitney’s fan are most proud that she does not lip. That’s why there could never be a true comparison, until both artists sing ALL songs live. Whitney performed ALL four songs live on GMA, Mariah performed partially live on Today. Therefore, you can’t get a true guage of the voices. What would Mariah sounded like had she sung ALL songs live. Well, we don’t know, do we. This performance in Germany is great, because it is live. Throaty voice or not, she is bringing the truth. I would rather hear the imperfect truth, than a perfect lie.

  32. parisian girl October 4, 2009

    it was much better than the last time but she needs to stop talking during the verses,it’s a bit annoying,it was really good though!!!

  33. andrew October 4, 2009

    You make me so proud Whitney!!!!

    Love all those falsetto high notes you nailed!! yes you did 🙂 Love the audience giving you the standing O at the beginning but you absolutely NAILED this performance. great job!!!

  34. Bobby from Bulgaria October 4, 2009

    Well, Whitney’s voice has never been that RICH and SWEET as Mariah’s but now… it really doesn’t sound like her anymore…

    While Mariah’s SWEETNESS is still there…

    I’m sorry to say that but Whitney sounds a bit like Tina Turner now… Not that I don’t like Tina but… And when she talks her voice sounds a bit weak and weird… And she talked and behaved strange… Why’s that?

    I really don’t see why people that like Whitney bash Mariah when it’s just clear whose voice is the best – MARIAH’S… 🙂

    -Bobby from Bulgaria-

  35. GeeMan October 4, 2009

    I must say this performance was good look for Ms. Houston. I am happy she is doing her thing again but sales could be better if she did more promo 620k is a decent start but I thought sales would be at 1m+ by now.

  36. Khalil October 4, 2009

    Bravo Whitney. With each performance she is growing stronger and stronger. It amazes me how on the Today show “Make It Happen” sounded a complete mess, but HATEU was damn near perfect…(lipping Mariah) but who cares. One thing about Whitney its always raw and thats what I love. Great Job diva we got your back. team Whitney lets go….

  37. gina October 4, 2009

    @geeman: Do you realize what you just said? You said that you thought her sales would be 1milion by now. That is so silly, her album has only been out for 5 weeks and the videos didn’t come until the 3rd week out when most artists have videos out 2 mths before their albums drops.

    She has sold 670k in 5wks which is better than keri Hilson – 478k in 7mths, better than TheDream who hasn’t sold 500k yet and his album has been out over 5-8mths, almost as good as mAXWELL and his album has been out 12wks and sold about 760k and just about as good as Kelly Clarkson 730k or so and album out for 6mths.

    Whitney is killing with sales less than 7wks and worldwide she is almost a million sold. She’s doing the damn thing and that performance was very, very good.

  38. JimmyBoy October 5, 2009

    Why do Mariah fans insist of bringing her up in EVERY other topic about a female especially Whitney? Then they complain when others comapare the 2.

    Why can’t you just enjoy Mariah’s performance and stop being so insecure about them that you have to put other singers down to justify them.

    Anywho, Whitney sounded lovely on this show, she is definately getting stronger with each performance!

  39. Bobby from Bulgaria October 5, 2009

    Puh-leeaaseee… Don’t be bitchin’ like that…

    As I can see you commented on the Mariah post too so I CAN MAKE COMMENTS ON WHITNEY’S BAD PERFORMANCE AND VOICE HERE AS MUCH AS I WANT… :)))

    -Bobby from Bulgaria-

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