Hot Shots: Whitney Wows Birmingham

Published: Tuesday 13th Apr 2010 by Sam

Diva Whitney Houston made a triumphant return to the stage tonight, when she kicked off the European leg of her ‘Nothing But Love Tour’ in Birmingham’s LG Arena. The ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer had been battling a respiratory infection, an illness which forced her to re-schedule a number of dates at the start of the tour’s most recent leg.

According to sources in attendance, Nippy nailed it! More power to her!

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  1. Nailed it? April 13, 2010

    I love whitney, seen her before, bought the album, loved the first three songs, but she didnt nail it, it was the most uncomfortable concert I have ever been to. she was booed and heckled but she was all over the place. heavy breathing, dropping verses, disappearing, rambling endlessly with the crowd. at certain points I thought it would turn nasty.

  2. jonstrax April 13, 2010

    IM REALLY HAPPY FOR HER
    SHE’S COME ALONG WAY IN RECENT YEARS

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  3. Dawn Blake April 13, 2010

    I know a lot of people will be saying she’s not a patch on what she used to be … And maybe she isn’t … But Whitney is just a legend… And although it was obvious she struggled tonight she still got the audience up dancing and having a good time… And at the end of the day , isn’t that what it’s all about? If we want to hear a note perfect performance… We can just stay at home and listen to her perfectly produced album.. Instead tonight we got to hear the real thing … And I for one am glad I went to hear a true legend sing live. She’s trying to pick herself up and get back to doing what she does best… All power to Whitney .. You go girl!!!

  4. TRUTH April 13, 2010

    Look, here’s the deal. She cant sing like she used because she lacks the stamina from not working out and being out of shape. She lacks the range from continued smoking since her late teens. PERIOD. Nothing more to say. Could she sing better if she didnt do any of the above? ABSOLUTELY. Would it be like the BG era? NO… cause of age. If people cant take this explanation then buy the cd and stop going to her concerts and bitching useless s***. For real.

    Next!!

  5. Tim April 13, 2010

    @Dawn: Don’t know what you are talking about but I had several friends who went tonight and all including non friends on twitter said her vocals were very very good even the damn tabloid review said her vocals were good, she justhas to work on stamina.

    I would expect that after fighting off an UTI .

    Go Nippy! She will only continue to get better, ck that look in her eye!
    FIERCENESS!

    She looks great!

  6. ImYourStar702 April 13, 2010

    Get it Whitney!!!

  7. carol April 13, 2010

    Whitney wasn’t booed for singing, some booed because she took 15mins to change so get the story right. I’ve seen tens of tweets and heard from fans that she was good.

    Dean Piper tweeted that she was good . He mentioned her drinking water etc but damn, people think whitney is a doggone robot, every singer drinks water at a concert.

    From what I saw many were very pleased/

  8. ADE April 13, 2010

    Well done Whitney…but who the f*** is Nippy?? If this is Sam trying to give her a nickname, than that is the sorriest attempt I have ever come across. SMDH -_-

  9. niki April 13, 2010

    GO GIRL. WILL ALWAYS LOVE HER

  10. TRUTH April 13, 2010

    @Ade

    LOL, you’re not for real are u? History lesson on “Nippy”.

    Whitney’s nickname, Nippy, was given to her by her father, John Houston, when she was a baby. “Nippy” was a cartoon character who was always getting into trouble. As baby Whitney kept kicking off her winter blanket, her father kept covering her again, and thought, “Nippy, seldom right.”

    Her management company is also called Nippy Inc. Originally set up by her father to manage her career.

  11. algie April 13, 2010

    get it nippy!!!

  12. Soblessed April 13, 2010

    Get it, Whit! Congratulations on an awesome show!!

  13. PAPARAZZI 4423 April 13, 2010

    THIS B**** IS A MESS A HOT SWEATY CRACKED OUT MESS SHE CAN’T SING ANYMORE FACE IT

  14. Alanna April 13, 2010

    Whitney is awesome! I Hope she’ll tour the US!

  15. Jojo April 13, 2010

    Was actually at the show and it rocked.

  16. Terry April 13, 2010

    I love whitney. Not feeling the hair this time around but I still love my boo and yes her voice has improved and is still a work in progress. Get it whit!

  17. nickii April 13, 2010

    OMG SHE WAS DAMN TOO GOOD TONIGHT!!! HER VOICE WAS ON FIRE!!!!!!!

  18. thebeat April 13, 2010

    She looks good!

  19. Simply Phillip Brown April 13, 2010

    Thatnkyou @ Carol – For telling the story how it truly is! She wasn’t booed for her singing, people started booing because it took her so long to change in between sets. This concert was actually really good, you can tell she is slowly getting it back!

    I will post the camera footage I got to my site in a few, so everyone can really see, and judge for themselves.

    http://www.realtalkwithsimplybrown.com/realtalk

  20. Simply Phillip Brown April 13, 2010

    I will post the camera footage to my site in a few, so everyone can see and judge for themselves how her performance really was.

    realtalkwithsimplybrown.com/realtalk

  21. Simply Phillip Brown April 13, 2010

    Thankyou @ Carol for telling the story how it really went!

    She wasn’t booed for her singing, people were impatient because of the length of time, it took her to change in between sets.

    I really liked this particular show.

    realtalkwithsimplybrown.com/realtalk

  22. music lover April 13, 2010

    LOVE THAT WOMAN! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND FORGET DA HATERS!!!!

  23. noah April 14, 2010

    i loved her WHOLE album its a great mellow and chill back and dance album!! and im glad she is still doing her thing i love her sooo mucch!:D you do you thing whitney!:D

  24. OMG April 14, 2010

    Yes..she is back

  25. Slave4Music April 14, 2010

    From what I heard on YouTube it was a great night. Way to go, Whitney!

  26. tina sewell April 14, 2010

    Me and my best friend went and have followed her through the years. Very disappointed not a good show at all all she did was talk and not enough singing!!!!! Then she could hardly breath and as for asking to turn the aircon off well i couldnt belive it. I cant belive she was allowed to preform surley her vocal coach would of noticed she was not up to preforming and hitting the right notes!!!! Well what can i say she should be ashamed of herself. From a very upset fan.x

  27. Nige April 14, 2010

    She kinda lost her voice a bit in the last 10 minutes….. the rest of the show was BRILLIANT! She sounded so much better than i expected.

    And as for her interval, it really didnt seem anymore than 10 minutes, Gary Houston sang, the dancers did they’re thing and there was a video montage. Annoyed me when people boo’d when she came back out

  28. TRUTH April 14, 2010

    HER CHEST VOICE NEEDS THE WORK, STILL A HOT ASS MESS!! ALSO SHE NEEDS TO WORK THE TRANSITION NOTES BETWEEN CHEST AND HEAD NOTES. STAY OFF THE SMOKES TOO!! NOW IF SHE CAN WORK THE THOSE 3 THINGS, SHE CAN GET BACK TO A PERFORMANCE PEEPS WILL ACTUALLY PAY FOR. JUST SAYIN.

  29. BEYONCE THE QUEEN April 14, 2010

    NIPPY THE CRACK W**** LOL

  30. Ursulap April 14, 2010

    I really enjoyed the concert last night I think she was amazing, for all those who criticize and pass judgement must have been stone death, we live in a society who love to judge moan and groan over a few little mistakes, or any slightest thing, but overall she was outstanding & we deserve to give her credit, she has been through a lot and to give a performance like that she deserves a medal. Stop Hating peoples… Whitney was a legend.

  31. Lovin’MyBreezy April 14, 2010

    Amazing! Go Nippy!

  32. john April 14, 2010

    There goes that Whitney biased again if Mariah sang how Whit did last night Sam would be ripping her to shreds.

  33. Rob April 14, 2010

    CRACK HEAD

  34. Two Knee April 14, 2010

    Good reviews Im going to see her in Newcastle next week and am encouraged

  35. Mandy April 15, 2010

    This was the WORST concert i’ve ever been to, (and i go to ALOT of concerts).
    She couldn’t remember half the lyrics to her biggest hits, and couldn’t hit the high notes.
    Nail it ~ MY A*** !!

    it was more interesting watching the many people walking out whilst she was trying to sing (squeaking), than what it was watching her !!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mandy April 15, 2010

    DEMANDS MONEY BACK !!!!!!

  37. samantha April 15, 2010

    I think Whitney is pretty much done. I can appreciate the fact that she is heading in the right direction and doing this for her fans. But she should not push it.
    She is destroying the reputation and image that she spent years developing.
    She should leave on a high note instead of being remember for her flaws and being a disappointment to her fans.

  38. SuperStar April 18, 2010

    YAYYYYYYY!!! Cant wait! APril 26th i am theeeeeeeeere!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!

    @Samantha: She aint a disappointment to me! I’m not expecting 80’s Whitney; I’m expecting reformed, returning Whitney and I know she’ll blow it out the water!

    Whitney can still only ever be compared to her previous self; she was untouchable at her peak and still a legend now so no matter how “bad” people are claiming she is she is STILL phenomenal!

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