Whitney Performs ‘Million Dollar Bill’ Live In France

Published: Tuesday 6th Oct 2009 by Sam

Comeback queen Whitney Houston continues her promotional tour of Europe, just a few minutes ago performing new single ‘Million Dollar Bill’ on popular French show Le Grand Journal. Peep the performance above.

While not Whitney’s best live vocal outing (by a long shot), I really enjoyed this performance; the band were jamming, the back-up singers were on fire and Whitney held her own (at certain times moreso than others). Baby steps, I guess.

That said, word has it Ms. Houston was spotted lighting up a cigarette during her French visit. While it’s no secret that she has been smoking cigarettes in the past, when you’re dubbed ‘The Voice’, it makes little to no sense to be compromising her main instrument. Aside from that, she’s been churning out rather consistent performances since her comeback (Good Morning America aside), so the future looks bright – she was having a great time up on the stage.

Tidbit: Be sure to watch the interview after the performance, there’s a great acapella of ‘I Look To You’. Off-topic, she’s so diva…(“I’ve gone beyond the queen of R&B”) LOL. Got to love the self-confidence.

What do you think of the performance?


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  1. Imyourstar702 October 6, 2009

    She sounded ok but its obvious her microphone wasn’t working her backing singers were too loud at times and you could barely hear her a times…

  2. Habib October 6, 2009

    so divaaaaaaa actually the journalist ask her about her title of PRINCESS of r’nb and set the record straight when she used the title of QUEEN !!! favolous!!!!

  3. Mikey October 6, 2009

    Uhmmm, were we watching the same performance????

    Seriously Sam, you drag Mariah through the mud and NOT Whitney for that mess??? She wasn’t even attempting to sing the hook as was obvious because the background singers carried it….the parts she was singing she sounded exhausted and rough! This was NOT a good performance by any means………her performance of “I Look To You” in Germany was much better. This, by comparison, was utter trash.

  4. MG October 6, 2009

    LOL – I’ve gone beyond the Queen. Go nippy – decent performance but sound balance was all wrong.

    Lilly Allen looked like a prat – very out of place.

  5. ithinkimgoingtocry October 6, 2009

    shes going to tour? is she serious? anyway.. not as good as the gma performance of this song.. but yeah.. Love us sum nippy..

  6. ithink October 6, 2009

    shes going to tour? is she serious? anyway.. not as good as the gma performance of this song.. but yeah.. Love us sum nippy..

  7. FromHolland October 6, 2009

    Whitney did GREAT! You could hear her voice was in form tonight, it’s just that her mic was not working properly.

    She had a great voice, you could tell by the I look to you improv. ACAPELLA! She had to show them she had the voice so that the Media wasn’t going to EAT her alive, that’s prob why she did that little bit of I look to you!

    Much love =)

  8. Olivier October 6, 2009

    I live in Paris and I was there. She was incredible!!!!!!!

  9. the truth October 6, 2009

    HER MIC WAS GOING ON AND OFF AND SHE WAS STRAINING TO HEAR HERSELF. THE MIC SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS LOSING POWER WITH THIS WEIRD ECHOING REVERB THING GOIN ON.. PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE SAID THE SAME THING. GERMANY WAS BETTER BUT GERMANY DIDNT HAVE SOUND AND TECH ISSUES EITHER. SMFH.

    SHE SANG ILTY ACAPELLA ON PURPOSE TO SHOW SHE COULD REALLY SING. LILY ALLEN DIDNT BELONG UP THERE. SHE SAID HERSELF SHE’S NO LONGER A RECORDING ARTIST CAUSE SHE CANT MAKE MONEY SELLING RECORDS. SHE’S NOW A SO-CALLED TALK SHOW HOST AND CONSIDERING AN ACTING CAREER. KARL LAGERFELD LOOKED DEAD AS USUAL!! WHAT A F****** GIMMIC HE IS.

  10. Joey October 6, 2009

    wow… that was a mess… sad…

  11. Anastacio October 6, 2009

    The bg singer at the far end looks like Mariah’s longtime background singer, I think that’s the infamous ReRe (if that’s the name she goes by from Mariah)! Hmmm interesting! Go on GIRL!!! First w/ Mariah, now w/ Whitney! Great resume!

  12. TR502 October 6, 2009

    SHE KNEW SOMETHING WAS OFF.. SEE HER EXPRESSION IN THAT LONG BOW AT THE END OF THE SONG. SHE WAS LIKE SHAKING HER HEAD. KINDA UPSET BUT TRYING TO HIDE IT.

  13. C October 6, 2009

    is that lily allen lmao 🙂

  14. Alfie October 6, 2009

    This was just bad. Great song tho

  15. Lovelarah October 6, 2009

    Now if Mariah were caught smoking you’d be all over that….riiiiight?

  16. Mike October 6, 2009

    Whitney sounded terrible. There is no way this woman can do a whole tour.

  17. nate October 6, 2009

    Im so tired of Mariah stans up in here.. I’d be mad too tho, I look to you outsold Memories by nearly 200k. But anywho I’m glad to see Whitney overseas promoting this album, I hope to see her back here doing some more performances.. I loved how she sang a little in the interview.. I just love Whitney,and the audience clearly does too, they barley stopped cheering for her.

  18. Anonymous October 6, 2009

    I don’t cut Mooriah any slack for sounding like s*** or lip syncing and I wont do it for Whitney either this performance was not good at ALL

  19. Anonymous October 6, 2009

    I hate to say it, because I want to see Whit win, but she looks as if she is still on the drugs. She needs to work with a vocal coach and salvage the voice.

  20. parisian girl October 7, 2009

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    i watched this performance at home and i didn’t even know what to think,she didn’t sound good

  21. snyper October 7, 2009

    can someone please tell her to stop…why is she forcing this crap down our throats…it’s obvious nobody likes this song.after 7 years i expected a better album….like mariah carey’s comeback album TEOM…if she has loct her talent then she should just retire

  22. B October 7, 2009

    Let’s face it, Whit’s voice is not what it used to be and neither is Mariah’s, but at least Whitney has a reason (allbeit a bad one). And Whitney still gives a complete performance which gets the audience going. Mariah can’t even lead a horse to water let alone make him drink it. That’s why Whitney wins in the end, she’s a great performer (even without dancing).

  23. Anonymous October 7, 2009

    i just think that her voice was strained either the night before or she was sick or something just wasnt right…cuz shes already proved she still has THE VOICE..she was probly just going thru some motion of some sort…it happens to the best of em..shes human

  24. Mike October 8, 2009

    Mariah is the “Comeback Queen” No one will ever be able to duplicate that HUUUGE amount of success Mariah had with The Emancipation of Mimi!

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