Tiffany Evans Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’

Singer Tiffany Evans enjoys covering songs by her favourite artists. This time around, the 17-year old took on the challenge of singing one of Whitney Houston’s most popular ballads, ‘I Have Nothing’. Evans was recently involved in a public feud with Rihanna, in which she responded to one of the model’s comments by stating “too bad I can Sang!”

And “sang” she can! Although she did not outperform Houston’s original, Evans’ rendition was powerful, soulful and impressive. Her transitions through the registers of her vocal range and the conviction that she displayed while she sang depict a vocalist who can certainly out-sing many of today’s other so-called ‘singers’. Great stuff.

Sidebar: Which performance do you prefer – Evans’ cover of ‘I Have Nothing’ or Rihanna’s version of Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’?

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  1. wtf January 3, 2010

    lmaoooooo..oh no you didnt…boy remove that s*** called rihanna…dnt deserve to be close to REAL singers…lol…SANGGGGGGG it miss tiff…

    to rihanna, sit down h**!!!

  2. Lady J January 3, 2010

    You know you wrong for that little sidebar Trent. Hee Heee Hee!

    IDK how much longer you have until the stans come in. Right now they are probably lapping up Ri-3PO’s p**** juice to recharge their energy. It’s the equivalent of manna from the heavens. It provides all the energy, vitamins, and minerals for a hard days work stanning.

  3. HEY January 3, 2010

    She needs to sing someone esle song because hers is not working.

  4. Ms.Lady January 3, 2010

    Oh let the shes not relevant and her cd didnt sell bs begin. Atleast she had a deal and a cd out at 15/16. When Rihanna was 15 she was back on the island f*ckin up Mariah Carey songs. And she wasnt relevant at 17 either.

  5. sugar January 3, 2010

    came on yo’ll this girl can SING but maybe she needs to hook up with THE DREAM or TIMBALAND for some good music.

    Go Girl go

  6. Jmoore January 3, 2010

    You betta sing Tiffany, thats hott! u did that!

  7. RATED R January 3, 2010

    I FIND IT CAZY THAT PEOPLE SIT THERE AND COMPARE HER WITH RIHANNA.
    PEOPLE BECAUSE SOMEONE CAN SANG LOL DOSE NOT MAKE THEM A START OR ENTERNTAINTER. I HAVE NEVER HARD RIHANNA SAID SHE IS BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD. SHE IS DOING WHAT SHE LOVES. PEOPLE LIKE TIFFANY WILL NOT GET ANYWHERE BECAUSE THEY CHOSE TO BRING OTHER PEOPLE DOWN. SAYING YOU CAN SING BETTER THAN RIHANNA MEANS NOTHING DOLL.

  8. mez January 3, 2010

    she is shouting… cant stand her … she is not Whitney and ive already heard enough from her and about her!

    WHo cares!

  9. Caprikorn313 January 3, 2010

    First of all this lil b**** Tianna has had years of vocal training and if you wanna hear it from someone who has classical training she needs to work on pitch articulation and stylizing a song……When you cover a song you make it your own, not mimic what the originator has already laid out on the reel…… Second she can go have a seat right along side of Tila Tequila . They both just want publicity so that they can get their careers (or the lack of one) off the ground.

    Trent you and Sam both need to give it up with your love/hate relationship for Rihanna….How can you compare “Hero” to “I Have Nothing” When there is years of vocal coaching and studies put behind “I Have Nothing” and there werent much of any put behind “Hero”…… So soon……You will both be having a seat right next to Tila and Tianna……..oops I mean the little b**** Tiffany…….(thats how important she is I had to look up to see if I was spelling her name right)

  10. Tia January 3, 2010

    Any fool that states bs like just because you can sing means nothing…Needs to give it up. There is always a cycle with everything fashion, music, literature, etc… People are getting tired of the mindless bs that’s out there, real talent ( Susan Bolye) is making a comeback. Watch out the “hotties” will be irrelevant sooner than later.

    The girl has mega talent and Youtube is a great vehicle for her. She has a contract already but maybe she’s shopping around for a label or producers that can heighten her craft in the future. Someone will be snatching her up very soon.

  11. mez January 3, 2010

    well celarly Tiffanys camp is paying you to promote her… but sorry to say she is si BORING and just LOUD!

  12. mez January 3, 2010

    Rihanna iis an INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR

    TiFUNNY is making bathroom videos and uplaoding to You tube…..LOL

    Why dont you help get out of the bathroom!

  13. LOS January 3, 2010

    OK FOR ONE THING THE MEDIA …INCLUDING TRENT AND SAM….MAKE CERTAIN SITUATIONS BIGGER THEN THEY ARE….AND YES TIFFANY SAID SHE DIDNT LIKE RUSSIAN ROULLETE BECAUSE OF THE SUCIDAL SYMBOLISM…SHE SAID NOTHING BAD ABOUT RIHANNA ….BUT RIHANNA IS THE ONE THAT OBVIOUSLY HAD TO TAKE IT FURTHER WHEN OTHER PEOPLE SAID MUCH WORST….AND RIHANNA IS NOT A STAR EITHER SHE IS MORE LIKE A PARIS HILTON JUST GOOD FOR PUBLICITY…SHE IS NOT THE BEST SINGER OR PERFORMER SO I DONT SEE HOW SHE IS A PERFORMER…YES SHE HAS SOME GOOD MUSIC AND A NICE LOOK BUT HOW MUCH OF THAT CREDIT GOES TO HER…..TIFFANY EVANS HAS A LABEL…IS A GOOD PERFORMER AND WAS NOT SCREAMING AT ALL IN THIS PERFORMANCE AND BETTER YET IT WAS DONE IN HER BATHROM NOT WITH HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTION……

    ITS SAD THAT PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO SHOW THERE LOVE FOR THERE FAV ARTIST…..BY BEING IN DENAIL OR HATING ON OTHER ARTIST AND BRINGING THEM DOWN….JUST IN LIFE A REAL FRIEND OR FAN…WILL SUPPORT U ALWAYS BUT BE HONEST WITH U WHEN U NEED TO SHAPE UP

  14. mez January 3, 2010

    My highschool teacher sings better than Tifunny !!!

  15. sugar January 3, 2010

    wow

  16. thats not my name January 3, 2010

    lame.. the only relevance this child has is that dum ass Illuminati ish she was poppin.. yall proved that by bringin up rih’s name in vain..

    nobody cares about a brittany evans..

    what did music of the sun sell? what did britney evans 1ST & album sell.. does she even have an album? yeah nuff said..

    happy new years eerrrrvy bodaaay!!!

  17. thats not my name January 3, 2010

    lol @ mez… u a mezz lmao.. i concur!!!

  18. Rihanna Flop January 3, 2010

    hope u r taking notes rihanna

  19. Trucie January 3, 2010

    Rihanna any day. I only listen to house hold named artists. Lol Tiffany is cool tho. Her first album was real good even tho it didn’t sell. It’s a new year so we’ll see if she even drops an album and whether or not her great singing voice can push her to selling at least 100000 copies this time around.

  20. MS.CLAY January 3, 2010

    @ MEZ>>>>>> YOUR HIGHSCHOOL TEACHER MAY SING BETTER THAN TIFFANY BUT A HOUNDING DOG IN AN ALLEY SINGS BETTER THAN RIHANNA. SORRY.

  21. Anthony January 3, 2010

    Mane she can really sing. Like high notes. To many pop stars cant do what that girl can do. vocals wise. She should get more shine. A label can show her more. Last she came like whitney on the song. lets see rihanna or keri hilson or ciara and even my crush singer ashanti do this… That girl can mad sing..

  22. Its Me Again January 3, 2010

    It’s so sad how these children can look at this raw phenomenal talent and put it down by saying she isn’t “relevant”. Who the f*** cares? I’d rather be irrelevant and talented than be pop star con artist whose label uses smoke and mirrors to con everyone into thinking you know how to sing.

    When you look at Rihanna raising her shirt and spreading her legs in GQ magazine to sell albums, and you see Tiffany Evans put down a Whitney Houston song like THAT leaving people in awe, while dressed in a sweater…. who do you think has the greater amount of self-esteem and self respect?

    You young girls need to wake up. Selling s** doesn’t make you worthy. ANYONE can sell s**. ANYONE can flash a tit or spread their legs and get male attention. ANYONE can cater to the low self esteem of teenage girls by making them feel that being s*** is all that matters in the world. Not ANYONE can offer more than that like TIffany does.

    I will bet you $100 that Tiffany is happier with her life than Rihanna is.

  23. Destined January 3, 2010

    Of course TIff killed it! That girl been singing like that since she way a young buck in Tyler Perry’s movie ” Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. Like Tiffany, Karina, and many other real talent they are so underrated and slept on because their not commercialized or selling their bodies like a prostitute for album sales. I hope all these artists come back and make a statement with success. Awesome job Tiff! Rihanna does not come close to her vocally, point blank!

  24. Sammy January 3, 2010

    Cassie’s better than this h**.

  25. Dilla January 3, 2010

    Tiffany Evans did a good job, but if she can’t sell records she’s not really relevant.

  26. wtf January 3, 2010

    ha ha, knew it would not take long for rihoenna daily to come here and hate on talent…

    lol at some saying she is not revelant….well rihanna is relevant for being a h**..i guess that is better than not being one…lmaooo dumb b****** just like thier idiol…a fucken puppet who is a drunk and f**** to move on up…she is a s** slave..you are prasing her while she sucking someones d*** as we speak!!! dumb shits…dnt even see what is going on…

    now back to talent..miss tiff u got it girl..cant wait till u drop some stuff in 2010…fully clothed and she still runs circles around the industry c** bucket rihanna…

  27. Kongo January 3, 2010

    Hmmmmm Okayyy i see her i see her Yesss she can sing but hse has nooo start quality and she is nothing speacial.. The onley reson that people eve herad of her wa sbecause of her bicthing about rihanna see rihanna helps lots of people..by her dissing rihanna “the it girl” she gets some publicity she is a clever girl really.. but yhhh i like the GOAT im not too keen on all these loud singers trying to hard to be the next whitney or mariah .. but tifanny i do not like her because she came for rihanna like that =/ that was just lame..

  28. Deirdre B Pride January 3, 2010

    Oooh weeee, you know Rhi Rhi has nothing on this girl.

  29. Say It January 3, 2010

    She can sing why not make songs so she can show her vocal power instead of that lame promise ring s***.

    She would never be a big star like RIRI sorry

  30. Loe January 3, 2010

    IT’S 2010 LOOK AND LISTEN
    This is pure talent. It’s not screaming. It’s in tune. It’s powerful. Notes are hit. Tone is beauiful. Anyone with an ear for music can tell.

    IT’S 2010 stop living your lives through Rihanna. Rihanna commented on her already. Let it be. MUSIC speakers louder then your negative comments.

  31. Lonny January 3, 2010

    Rihanna is not your mother, sister, friend, or God

    Stop speaking through her yall sound obsessed.

    Yes she said SHE felt that Rihanna might actually encourage negative things.. SHE IS. She’s naked, profane,etc. I’m not dissing Rihanna. We needs s**** like we need saints right? 🙂

    She’s not a hater to speak TRUTH. She didn’t call Rihanna a satanist. BLOG TITLES made it that way. She wrote more tweets then any blog ever published and it wasn’t anti-Rihanna. It was pro-Christ. How dare yall get mad she speaks about God. She didn’t BASH Rihanna. She said artists should be careful with what they encourage she didn’t say Rihanna was bad, but she said she could be DEEMED bad because oh what she sings bout. Im so sick of idiots who can’t make their own conclusions properly.

    The end.

    LISTEN to the music. This is a GREAT voice. We’re so used to light, airy voices like Keri and Ciara and such getting play that we don’t even know how to take a strong powerful perfomance. This chick just SANG. Whitney, Patti, Aretha, Beyonce, they’d all know when they heard. Please retrain your ears to accept BEAUTIFUL music.

  32. AsraStar January 3, 2010

    Tiffany’s SOOOO good but she has no star charisma or performance quality and its PERFORMANCE n CHARISMA that SELLS!! There’s thousands of people that can sing and wont get anyhere 4 that reason. I know a couple. Better voices than Tiffany but don’t have the LIKEABILITY factor. Rihanna has it THATS why shes a star and Tiffany isn’t. We all know its not about talent cz Rihanna has none (i like her but facts r facts)

    Hopefully people r waking up to what music used to be about – TALENT n the days when the fat girl or the ugly guy (no offence but Boys2Men were not attractive and the main 1 from Xscape was kno slim ting) was #1 or lead vocalist because their voices were mad crazy. Then maybe Tiffany will get her due credit.

  33. memememe January 3, 2010

    I like tiffany for being her slef plus she has amazing voice.

  34. Dilla January 3, 2010

    @WTF, This site needs to incorporate spell check for the likes of you. The rest of your post deserves no response.

  35. Anndee January 3, 2010

    The girl can sing. I just have one question, if she has a previous album why not sing some of those songs instead of posting videos singing other artist’s songs? If the songs were good then maybe more people would be checking for her next album now that she has more popularity because of the Rihanna beef.

  36. Raychel January 3, 2010

    I already know tiffany can sing
    but that rihanna comment was not neccesary.
    people like you trent are haters who hide behind computers and try to make a name for yourself.
    I enjoy brandys bathroom numbers more than tiffanys though
    next time dont scream so much tiff.
    if she wants to make a name for herself, then be like keke palmer and go back to movies instead of singing in your house and putting it on youtube.

  37. Qui January 3, 2010

    I don’t even know if rihanna even said that!!!!! and you guys are so sad rihanna was in f****** high school when she sang that song, in a talent/beauty pagent and she f****** won it. how can you compare someone who was 15 years old to a grown ass woman!!!!! why couldn’t you guys just post the s*** without bringing up rihanna name. y’all are so f****** sad and stupid. I don’t know what to think!!!!! wow, this is some dumb s***!!!!!!

  38. mez January 3, 2010

    Tiffuzzy is annoying…she needs to get out of the bathroom she is boringLL

  39. Raychel January 3, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=envYjehnvLg
    and rihanna cant sing?
    vibrato, she needs to go back to that
    this was good. why didnt you compare THIS to tiffanys?
    she has a different style of voice.
    shes not gonna be doing all types of runs and vibrato
    when she’s focused she can do it. hmph,,,,

  40. Qui January 3, 2010

    rihanna had no training when she sang that song!!!!!

  41. Qui January 3, 2010

    so you guys can’t compare s***!!!!!!

  42. LostOnesz January 3, 2010

    @ Kongo I can tell you didnt’t even pass High school ..WTF did you just write is that a new language or is that the way Rihanna Teaches her fans how to spell..

  43. random January 3, 2010

    the stans are here and fully energized. i didn’t even press play cus this s*** and this dumb b**** is so irrelevant.now i wanna see old whitney houston videos of WHITNEY HOUSTON singing her songs.

  44. dont take shyt January 3, 2010

    Where were all yall Tiffany fans when her album dropped because that shyt went platinum WOOD

    and RiRi Rated R album has already sold a MILLION copies

    Tell Tiffany to sing about that ((((( lol))))))

  45. BR3. January 3, 2010

    @ITS ME AGAIN…

    YOU SAID THAT!!! Tell them again please! Can u repost that like 1500 times??? lol I dont think they comprehended it well enough..

  46. mez January 4, 2010

    she should be on American Bathroom Idol…..or America Next Top Shower singer!

  47. wtf January 4, 2010

    buahhhhhhhh….@dilla, the fact that you took time to read and respond shows u are d*** head like your idiol…ha ha, so my comment does not deserve a response but you take time to talk about my spelling…lmaoooooooo…u stupid….

    i dnt need no spell check…sweetie this aint no english class nor am i writting an english paper..instead of telling me how to write, why dnt u waste your energy telling rihanna to finish school and get some talent..you could add more value there!!!! oh but then again she would have no time for that coz she would be busy sucking d*** like she always does!!!

    by the way, rihanna will never have anything on tiffany…rihanna the so called star was MADE while she was giving LA Ried some head in his corner office…thats a fact!!

  48. hihihihihi January 4, 2010

    TRENTIA U PROVE UR GAYNESS EVERYTIME HATIN ON A GIRL IS SOO CUTE FROM A GUY ALWAYS SO GAY-ISH WHERE YO DOLLS AT

    YES TIFFANY SANG IT BETTER BUT SHE HAD VOCAL LESSONS

    RIHANNA NEEEEEEEEEEEEVER HAD LESSONS; SHE SAID IT HERSELF * HERO SHE SANG PRETTY GOOD BESIDES THE END WHERE SHE COULNT CONTROL HER VOICE ANYMORE

    AND RIHANNAS HERO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ANYTHIGN Ciara JLO CASSIE AND ALL THE THIN B****** U LOVE COULD ENVER PULL OFF

    GO HARD TIFFANY

    F*** GAYTIA

  49. Ken January 4, 2010

    UMMMM somebody please tell me who this TIFFANY EVANS girl is again????
    Rihanna may not have your range honey, but i think we all agree, that a great set of pipes doesnt really get you anywhere in this business. ( guess thats why you singing in your bathroom) dumbass!!!!!

    Get some smart and talented ppl on your side to get your ass out of that bathroom Dear!!!

    Oh and you have no choice but to sing cover versions…CAUSE YOUR SHITT DONT SELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – TIFFANY EVANS ( who is this chick)?

  50. Charlabeee January 4, 2010

    Lil Tiff smacked it!

  51. SuperCi January 4, 2010

    When all else fails, bring up sales. You R****** stans are pathetic!

    Vocal Talent > Sales, Relevancy & Recognition.

    Prime example is Patti LaBelle, who by today’s standard is a flop. She barely has hit singles and only a couple of her albums went platinum. But at the end of the day she is a LIVING LEGEND DESPITE NOT BEING A BIG SELLER LIKE ARETHA & DIANA ROSS! All because of her vocals.

    Stay mad.

  52. Dilla January 4, 2010

    @WTF, wipe the sh*t off of your nose. Have some kind of integrity! You talk all of that sh*t, and you can’t even spell correctly? Something is terribly wrong with your logic. You’re like the dumb b*tch in class that bullies the smarter kids, you know, the type of h** that suck d*ck for cheeseburgers. I’m not a rihanna fan, but why would I get mad at a broke h** like you, for brown nosing a no name h** like tiffany like it really matters? I don’t dislike tiffany. Like I said, she did a good job, but singing from your bathroom doesn’t exactly win you a grammy award. Broke h*** think alike though, and you just proved that.

  53. It’s alright to give props! January 4, 2010

    I don’t know why some of you are soooooo defensive when it comes to Rihanna. ON TOPIC…I think Tiffany did a great job, but like many talented young singers she probably is singing in her restroom…much like your favorite Rihanna did BEFORE she got her big break.

    Being a “superstar” isn’t just based on talent; it has a lot to do with how much of yourself you’re willing to sell or compromise. Tiffany is a Christian, so the odds of her (a pretty girl herself) wearing a see through top and panties on stage is unlikely. But s** and controversy attracts the public and Rihanna is willing to follow the formula. Think before you knock any talented individual who hasn’t made the status of your beloved icon (whoever that may be), because it may have nothing to do with the “it” factor, but more so their reluctance to comprise or just haven’t had that big break just yet.

  54. random January 4, 2010

    this trick came for rihanna out of the blue about a song that was very personal to her and her situation thats what got our attention.there is no song that could make me kill myself somebody should tell that to this simple minded ignorant trick.being a christian does not give you the right to judge people and how they deal,as for this cover i kept waiting for it to get better it didn’t it was very average she’s no jazmine sullivan,christina Aguilera,jordan sparks,kelly clarkson,alex burke,leona lewis and even more.

  55. MushyLove_1992 January 4, 2010

    I’m convinced that all of Rihanna stans are under 21. You know what cracks me up? Her stans can throw her “accomplishments”, beauty, and relevance in our faces all they want, it still doesn’t change the fact that Ms. Tiffany can sing circle, triangles, ovals, squares, rectangles, and whatever the hell else around Rihanna. People support beautiful people with No talent. Thats why the QUALITY of good music is on life support. Rihanna is a beautiful girl. There’s no denying that, but the girl can’t sing to save her mothers life.

  56. random January 4, 2010

    if i’m not mistaken ms evans is very pretty and only 17 so still some growing left to do.her ”talent” should do the talking or is it singing not pointing fingers at more successful people.try comparing her to them^^^^ on that list every singer that is talented already has buzz and does not have to do what she’s doing.

  57. Jaron January 5, 2010

    LOL! Sam, that Rihanna vs. Tiffany Evans poll is the real keke. You are a mess.

  58. TRATRE January 5, 2010

    yes she can sing but she just doesnot have that star quality.u know the it factor.she sings just as good as all the other gospel singers out there but they themselves r not super gospel stars either.
    here’s a lesson tiffany evans r is it brittany evans well u kno i mean u :
    if u want 2 be a star,donot talk crap about stars who r bigger than u even if u don’t like them/their music personally.
    ain’t nobody saying u can’t b a christian & make music b’cuz u could always take the a.keys /taylor swift route. so don’t blame rihanna r anyone for that matter that u r not a star & don’t have power in ur name like rihanna. plus u should thank rihanna for giving u publicity after u rant about her song b’cuz it was only then did ppl say oh yeah ain’t she that girl…u know that girl from the…. ain’t it her….
    u can sing yes i give that 2 u but u r just missing something. u know that something that made def jam prevented rihanna from leaving their offices until they had a sign deal.
    sorry if i offened anyone.

  59. Erica January 6, 2010

    can’t please everybody!..GO HEAD TIFFANY..do ya’ thing. You sound great!

  60. chica July 6, 2010

    @TraTre Even though rihanna is relevant now compared to Tiffany Evans, at the end of the day Tiffany Evans actually has talent and CAN SING. It doesn’t matter if she’s making alot of money or selling more albums than Tiffany, the point is Tiffany CAN SING. And u all could continue to say that Rihanna is the bigger star but Rihanna uses S** to sell, that’s why she’s more famous than Tiffany, sad to say. And in today’s world and music industry apparently s** is the only thing that sells and people like Tiffany who actually has talent get pushed in the back. And even you so called RIHANNA STANS cant’t argue with me and say that Tiffany Evans is a better singer than Rihanna, the only thing u all could say is that she’s more famous blah blah blah, so what, it’s just the whole SEXED up image that has her where she is today.

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