Whitney Houston‘s much anticipated performance at BET’s Celebration of Gospel aired a few moments ago. The legendary vocalist joined friend and prayer partner Kim Burrell to serve up a rousing showing of her 2009 hit ‘I Look To You’.
Check out the performance after the jump…
The ladies took it to church (to which I throw my Sunday hat up high). However, as an ardent Houston supporter, I’d be deceiving myself if I said I wasn’t hoping for more vocal improvements than displayed. Tonight’s showing was very much “2011 Whitney Houston” on an “good-ish” day. Lucky for her, Gospel is the arena for the rasp and (at times) over-adlibbing which have come to define her ‘new voice’.
Here’s hoping come time for recording of her new LP, she’s on even better form.
Not bad, yet ultimately not what I anticipated. Still, great, emotional showing.