Whitney Silences Critics; Gives Rousing Sydney Performance

Published: Friday 26th Feb 2010 by Sam

The legendary Whitney Houston answered back her critics by giving a solid show at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia yesterday. Earlier this week, Houston, 46, hit headlines worldwide when a handful disgruntled fans left her Brisbane, Australia show early, claiming her voice ‘wasn’t there’.

However, clearly much more disciplined with her vocal technique, the diva gave a rousing climatic performance of career definer ‘I Will Always Love You’; which, though not ‘perfect’, reinforced the fact that she should not be counted out – at all. Check it out below…

Randomness: The sweating is understandable, the wig…not so much. LOL.

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  1. NICKY February 26, 2010

    MAYBE YOU SHOULD DO A SONG WITH RIHANNA, IT WOULD GET YOU A NUMBER 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU WHIT WHIT.

  2. movieman February 26, 2010

    poor thing her voice is gone, celine dion must be lauging her ass of somewhere

  3. ‘Ello February 26, 2010

    @Nicki Whitney and Rihanna, NO! I don’t know if Rihanna could keep up. But anyways forget Rihanna, Whitney you did great. You will always be legendary.

  4. hking February 26, 2010

    I think she should retirement from music. She need to do something else, like acting.
    (she was a good actress by the way)

  5. NICKY February 26, 2010

    RIH AND WHIT WOULD SOUND GOOD, RIHANNA WOULD OVER POWER HER OBVIOUSLY WITH THE CURRENT SITUATIO0N WITH WHIT WHIT, I HOPE RIAHANNA SIGNS ON TO PLAY BODYGUARD BECAUSE SHE WILL DO WHIT WHIT JUSTICE!

  6. The Skorpion Show February 26, 2010

    Still don’t like it. I would still pay to see her only because she is Whitney

  7. ‘Ello February 26, 2010

    @ Nicky

    Rihanna=dark, more sexual songs.

    Whitney= more intimate powerful songs.

    I don’t see a mesh. Honestly I don’t see any artist from this generation collaborating with artist from the past generations. That is just my opinion.

  8. ImYourStar702 February 26, 2010

    The “ANNNNND iiiiii” part is the best i’ve heard her do it in a while…

  9. kenya February 26, 2010

    Whitney will be fine. What I love about her is that everytime people count her out, she comes bac k fighting.

    The thing about this tour is that she is dancing with her 4 guy dancers, running across the stage and singing 15-16 songs by the time she gets to iwaly. By this time, she’s too tired.

    What she should do is move the song up in the set where she is not so tired to sing as this song is incredible difficult to sing at any point never mind after 16 songs.

    She didn’t sound horrible, she has sounded better but my gosh, the Aussie press just won’t leave her alone.

  10. Support jordin February 26, 2010

    Love whit but Jordin can out ring any1 out there right now that sister can blow

  11. NICKY February 26, 2010

    WHOS JORDIN THE BSCOTT LOOK ALIKE, HOW MUCH DID HER ALBUM SELL AGAIN, PLEASE DONT MENTION HER NAME WITH WHIT WHT!

  12. Alex February 26, 2010

    Why dpes someone always have to mention Rihanna and Beyonce on here? Its annoying

  13. Alex February 26, 2010

    @Nicky just because someones album doesnt sell does not mean theyre not talented. Sadly, talent and commercial success to not equate in todays music industry.

  14. Alex February 26, 2010

    do not*

  15. truehill February 26, 2010

    my gosh why did he press make a big deal of this- while it was great, it wasn’t horrible. i thought she was gonna sound like s*** and she didn’t
    She was killing me with those faces and yes she sill has much of her power

    she just need to work some more on her fitness

    love her!!

  16. NICKY February 26, 2010

    BEECAUSE RIH RIH IS RELEVENT IN TODAYS MUSIC, WHIT WHIT’S PERFORMACE WAS GREAT I LOVED IT, I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT MORE IF SHE SAMPLED IT WITH A RIH SONG, SOMETHING LIKE TAKE A BOW, THAT WOULD BE EPIC,.

  17. Kyle Robertson February 26, 2010

    I was at her Brisbane show and this is the performance she gave there. She stopped at 2:30 and wiped her sweat off at 2:36, this is undoubtedly the Brisbane performance, I’ve just gone back and had a look at my videos from the show. I think your sources are wrong on this one Sam!

  18. Soblessed February 26, 2010

    Love the pause for dramatic effect. The audience went crazy and so did I as I watched. She’s an easy mark because she sings LIVE, but there never will be anyone like her. You look up legendary icon in the dictionary and there will be a picture of her.

    Thanks for the positivity.

  19. Me February 26, 2010

    ugh! breaks my heart

  20. sugar February 26, 2010

    People are forgetting that she is going through menopause, thats why she sweats a lot, has mood swings, etc

  21. kris February 26, 2010

    Yep she killed it!

  22. keisha February 26, 2010

    LOVE WHITNEY! SHE KILLED IT!! F$CK THE PRESS!

  23. Steven Williams February 26, 2010

    It is a disgrace Andrew Mcmanus should attempt to fool Australian audiences whom are very critical of performers and not so accommodating when it comes to unsatisfactory talent. Andrew can give every excuse under the sun for Whitney’s sub standard performances but the fact remains audiences around Asia and Australia have made up their own minds. Whitney is breathless, off key, encounters pitch problems, encounters problems with placement of phrases, intonation issues and is singing from the ‘throat’ and not the diaphragm. This is what happens after years of substance abuse and smoking. The cheek of this woman for believing she can come to Australia and deliver a performance that is less than I have experienced in a Karaoke bar… Interestingly, Whitney is NOT touring America ! What does that say about her own ability… This woman has NO tour dates in USA. Maybe American audiences would be outraged and not forgiving at all. Whitney is a yesterday hero, a washed up ‘has been’ and should stick to taking drugs as clearly she has NOT recovered at all. Any person who honestly believes Whitneys performances have been ‘great’ has NO ear for music or talent. What a waste of money.

  24. KAYA February 26, 2010

    Yeah she did an alrite ‘AND IIIII’
    but after that she cant hold a note, she shouts and warbles UGH. But she pulls the end off well.

  25. fried ri February 26, 2010

    um its clearly the brisbane show as she says so at the end of the performance

  26. here to laugh February 26, 2010

    Whitney is not gonna sound the same way that she did when she first came out because she has been through a lot and her voice is not as strong. I wish people would realize that. She is still an amazing artist to me, and i will continue to support her! She sounded a lot better on this performance, and she looks great in that promo photo at the top of the post!

  27. IRONY February 26, 2010

    MAN, STOP LYING! HER VOICE IS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION. HER OWN PROMOTER, ANDREW MCMANUS CONFIRMED “Whitney smokes. God bless her, I can’t tell her not to. She will not take any substances. She just will not. It is what it is,” McManus said. “She’s comfortable with the show she’s performing. She knows she’s not hitting every note like she used to. But it’s value for money, it’s Whitney Houston warts and all.”

    READ IT FOR URSELF. SAM, ARE U ON LARRY JACKSON’S PAYROLL? I SWEAR HE RETWEETS ANYTIME YOU POST SOMETHING ABOUT WHITNEY… SMFH.

    http://2ze.us/YjM

  28. IRONY February 26, 2010

    WHITNEY’S SMOKING HAS DONE HER IN. SHE WONT LAY OFF THE SMOKES AND STILL SMOKING. SHE IS BREATHLESS, EXHAUSTED, ADN APPEARS TIRED AFTER A FEW SONGS. I’VE SEEN CLIPS FROM RUSSIA, SEOUL, TOKYO, OSAKA, BRISBANE, AND SYDNEY – ALL THE SAME. SHE MUST HAVE CHRONIC BRONCHITIS OR BEGINNINGS OF EMPHYSEMA. THAT WOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING. SHAME ON WHIT. STILL ADDICTED TO CIGS AFTER ALL SHE’S BEEN THROUGH AND NOW THIS WILL RUIN HER VOICE, CAREER, AND LEGACY. SMFH.

  29. IRONY February 26, 2010

    THAT’S THE WRONG CLIP! THAT’S BRISBANE NOT SYDNEY. SHE DIDNT WEAR THAT OUTFIT IN SYDNEY. SAM, UR AN IDIOT!!

  30. Boricua February 27, 2010

    Sam is SUCH a Whitney stan… lol
    But lets be honest.
    It had to be a good deal more than just a “handful of disgruntled fans” for it to make worldwide news…

  31. 12345 February 27, 2010

    SHUT THE F*** UP NICKY YOU FUCKTARD, OH MY F****** GOD WHAT A RETARTED PERSON YOU ARE, GO CHECK A THERAPIST, STOP TALKING ABOUT RIHANNA!!

    OT: Whitney didnt sound good, and for the one that said “Celine Dion must be laughing her ass off” well, I dont like Celine but she is a classy lady, she isnt ghetto trash like you, talented classy persons never diss the other ones ( only Mariah Carey, but the best is the best, the diva is the diva, and the best of the divas can say what she wants )

  32. Tayboi February 27, 2010

    She still has a great voice. She just needs to get her 46 year old behind in shape. Who goes on a worldwide tour out of shape? Honestly?

  33. NICKY February 27, 2010

    @12345
    DONT CALL ME RETARDED, ILL SMACK YOU DOWN WITH MY UMBRELLA SIGNED BY THE PRINCESS, THIS IS WHIT WHITS POST, LIKE I SAID IT WOULD BE EPIC IF WHIT WHIT SAMPLED A SOPNG FROM RIH RIH, BUT I THINK SO WOULDNT BE ABLE TO HIT THOSE ULTRA HIGH NOTES ANYMORE, I LOVE YOU WHIT EVEN IF YOU SMOKED CRACK ALL YOUR LIFE.

  34. Omie February 27, 2010

    I wonder if she has nodules? she don’t hit those notes but she should be able to preserve them if she quits inhaling whatever it is she be inhaling

  35. IRONY February 27, 2010

    ACCORDING TO CERTAIN REPORTS SHE HAS SEEN STEVEN TYLER’S VOCAL DOCTOR, A REKNOWNED VOCAL SURGEON DR. ZEITEL ABOUT A YR AGO. HE IS THE DOC WHO REPAIRED JULIE ANDREW’S VOICE AFTER A BOTCHED FIRST SURGERY WITH ANOTHER VOCAL SURGEON. YES WHITNEY DOES HAVE NODULES AND IT CAN BE REMOVED THRU LASER SURGERY. NOT DIFFICULT WITH TODAY’S TECH. DR ZEITEL DOESNT OPERATE UNLESS THE PATIENT HAS STOPPED SMOKING. WHITNEY HAS NOT STOPPED SMOKING SO OBVIOUSLY SHE NEVER WENT THRU WITH THE SURGERY. WHAT A SHAME. SHE ONLY HAS HERSELF TO BLAME!

  36. G.LaSalle February 27, 2010

    I don’t care what anybody say, Whitney still has one of the strongest head voices ever.

  37. RG February 27, 2010

    This performance is sad… it’s sad that this is considered “much better” for Whitney Houston… while this performance was marginally better than her previous two performances in Australia… this is still, in the context of Whitney Houston, HORRIBLE. Even with the natural decline of the voice… this is just BAD… it’s very sad to see someone get such a major gift and foolishly squander it… love Whitney to death… but I think it’s time to hold on to the memories… I kinda see her becoming more of a studio artist… less touring and live performances… SMDH

  38. KP February 27, 2010

    Did someone notice that at 4:03 it’s her backup singer that hits the high notes and not Whitney? She should stop cause she embarasses herself!!

  39. GLYNNIEE February 27, 2010

    THE PERFORMANCE = ALRITE, I ENJOYED IT AND STILL LOVE HER. THE WIG = SCARY AND WACK…. <3

  40. Cash February 27, 2010

    so yu wait til she has a okay performance to address the fact that people walked out of her previous shows & how fans were disappointed. not only that but her show in Korea was horrible, and All the shows in Australia were just as bad. if it had been mariah, well, yu know where that would have went.

  41. IRONY February 27, 2010

    MARIAH CANT EVEN SELL OUT SMALL THEATRE VENUES ACCORDING TO MANY REPORTS. SO INSTEAD OF WALKING OUT PEEPS KNOW ENOUGH AHEAD OF TIME TO NOT GO. LOL.

  42. Keesha February 27, 2010

    Why is Rihanna even being mentioned? Rihanna wishes she could sing like Whitney does, and I’m talking about the Whitney now. If I was talking about the Whitney before the drugs…Rihanna would be on the other end of the spectrum. She can’t sing point blank, so them doing a song together would not be epic. It would be disasterous. Nice try though @Nicky.

  43. NICKY February 27, 2010

    NO IT WOULDNT, IT WOULD GO STRAIGHT TO NUMBER 1, WHIT WOULD GET RADIO PLAY, AND WHITNETY NOW CAN NOT SING, SHE CANT EVEN SING A SONG WOULD COUGHIN G OR SWEATING LIKE A PIG, I LOVE MY WHIT WHIT BUT RIHANNA HAS OVERTAKEN WHIT NOW, SHES THE LEADING LEGEND OF THIS GENERATION.

  44. Santi February 27, 2010

    ehm…… i’m really REALLY serious with this one:

    i actually thought THIS is the video of the performance she’s just messed up some days ago….
    i’m totally confused, cause i think that “singing” here sounds so terrible and i dunno….squeeeeeezing lol xD ….and it’s said to be the “super duper perfomance” right???

    ……. W.E.I.R.D.

    i really like whit whit, don’t get me wrong but ….ehmmm….. NOPE !!!

    She might be a legend, or at least an icon, but this one is NOT even an “ok-performance” of a so-called legend!!!

    C’mon stans…. come kill me xD

  45. c February 27, 2010

    Sorry her voice is shot, and that sweat needs to be moped up come on now diva shouldn’t be rocking sweat patches, nah trick :-s

  46. jay February 27, 2010

    i went to that concert n sorry Sam it was not good, i literally felt sorry for her i truly felt embarressd for her it was a joke i knew that i was’nt paying to see the ‘old whitney’ aka the voice (lol) but that was’nt a concert it was uterrly sad, bad & made me mad lol.

  47. Rob February 27, 2010

    Sam you a f****** piece of s***.
    CRACKNEY HOUSTON IS STILL A DRUG ADDICT!
    She sounds a hot s***** mess.
    GOT-DAMN!
    This should be a Say No To Drugs Ad

  48. Rob February 27, 2010

    When she walked away from the mic I coulda sworn she was coughing up that residual crack-ball stuck in her throat!
    Sweaty ass crackhead with the crack wig and all!

    Was she taking a dump lifting her leg up like that! HA HA

  49. Anne February 27, 2010

    Some of you fans are hearing Whitney with your heart instead of your ears. This was by no means a good vocal performance. If you want to listen with your heart, it’s fine with me but it’s not an honest or realistic assessment of her ability or performance. Realistically Whitney has lost her vocal ability by a long shot and I don’t know if she’ll be able to get it back at this point in her life. It is pretty sad.

  50. Anne February 27, 2010

    Some of you fans are hearing Whitney with your heart instead of your ears. This was by no means a good vocal performance. If you want to listen with your heart, it’s fine with me but it’s not an honest or realistic assessment of her ability or performance. Realistically Whitney has lost her vocal ability by a long shot and I don’t know if she’ll be able to get it back at this point in her life. It is pretty sad but that’s what can happen when you abuse your gift.

  51. BabYBooM February 28, 2010

    Respect…to Whitney…she refuses to perform with background singers

  52. tayboi February 28, 2010

    Whitney recentlu underwent surgery to get her nodules removed in 2007. Her voice is still really recovering. I don’t know what the hell arist was thinking to hav her to do a “world wide” tour like this? She is clearly not ready. She is an out of shape 46 year old woman going through menopause whose voice has obviously not recooperated fully from her 2007 surgery. She should have done a couple of concert venues like Mariah and should have stayed away from her earlier or past hits for now until her voice fully recooperates. But her singing and performing night after night like this is straining her voice further. If she does’nt stop and give her cords time to heal she may lose her voice outright? The people over at Arista should be ashamed of themselves. They are hungry for a dollar, while a vocally ill out of shape Whitney is struggling night after night with these endless concerts. Sad!!!!!! The the music industry for ya!

  53. jbnee February 28, 2010

    WOW! THATS THE SAME WIG SHE USED FOR DISNEYS CINDERELLA! RECESSION HITTIN HARD!! LOL

    but HOLD UP….. shes using a backing track?!!! whitney is using a muva muva backing track?? when she does the you at the end.. u can hear it… wow…

  54. Cash February 28, 2010

    @irony
    you obviously dont know her percentages for selling out , so lets leave it at that because your sounding stupid.

  55. 12345 February 28, 2010

    why dont you post about beyonce being in court ONCE AGAIN? Last week she was acused by a bulgarian designer that she stole his ideas for her HOUSE OF DIARRHEA and this week a musician acused her of stealing ideas for her “Bootylicious” song, she said she created the word ROFL, WHY DONT YOU POST THE TRUTH ABOUT THE THIEF? DIVA MY ASS, TALENTED MY ASS, LEGEND MY ASS!!!

  56. FiercerMC February 28, 2010

    My respect for this diva has diminished!
    She must concentrating on putting herself back together again…

  57. kris February 28, 2010

    Those ending notes were beautiful!

  58. DizzyGuy1985 March 1, 2010

    She sounds terrible y’all. Like really? You don’t go on stage and sound bad and expect people to consider what you used to sounds like. Its all about today. She sounded terrible. Her notes were off.

  59. ghr March 2, 2010

    wow. peoople on this post are outrageous. as if whitney is worthless if she does not sing the way they think she should. get off her nuts. i just hope she stays healthy.

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