Watch: Whitney Houston Soars On Set Of ‘Sparkle’

Published: Friday 24th Feb 2012 by Sam

Pop icon Whitney Houston is set to take her final bow this August, when in the big-screen adaptation of ‘Sparkle’ hits theaters.

And in newly released footage, the late star – who was laid to rest last week – can be seen performing a stirring rendition of ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’.

Watch Nippy, who stars as Effie in the movie, soar after the jump…

Bittersweet, the footage showcased the potential encased within Whitney’s “new” voice. A voice rich in both texture and power;  one which boasted glimmers of the magic which defined her peak. However, it’s sadly a voice which is now silenced.

It’s our prayer that Whitney finds in death the true peace which eluded the latter part of her earthly existence.

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  1. ck February 24, 2012

    O wow it is so sad how she was on her way back. Waiting to exhale 2, rumors of X factor meetings. But who are we to question the Lord God he knows why she had to leave and his timing is always perfect…. RIP Whitney Houston Will always Love you

  2. aishaaguilerakeys February 24, 2012

    So sad.

  3. TJ February 24, 2012

    That’s not Jesus Loves Me – it’s His Eye Is On The Sparrow. She sounds great – looking forward to the movie.

  4. MISHKA February 24, 2012

    This makes me sad. Her voice was back, her career was popping but her time with us was up.

    That’s why we shouldn’t postpone happiness. We never know when it’s time to go. Any decision counts.

  5. KNUCK February 24, 2012

    Right… I’m watching to th end just to see her sing “Jesus Loves Me”… That’s “his eye is on the sparrow” lol

    But Praise the Lord!

    Miss u Whitney!

  6. Dev February 24, 2012

    People forget that Whitney was about tone and deliverance as well as extreme power, and tone is what she never lost which made her voice still pleasant and familiar, but i guess people couldn’t move from that and wanted to hear i will always love you in all its glory.
    Unfortunately it was her time, she had found her faith and peace and go decided to take her before the devil could get his clutches on her again. R.I.P

  7. Anom February 24, 2012

    That’s not Jesus Loves Me. I think its “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.”

  8. MRDIVABITCH February 24, 2012

    Nobody has life garanteed, but at least we get one more time to hear Whitney’s “mature” voice 🙂

  9. Lax February 24, 2012

    Time does heal all wounds this still seem
    like a dream and does not seem real i will
    miss Whitney always.

  10. musique February 24, 2012

    Whitney never lost her ability to sing. Her bronchitis and smoking often intefered but when she was healthy her beautiful tone and her instinctive phrasing always delivered.

    What is so sad is that she was on her way back, great reveiws for her acting job in Sparkle, great reviews for her singing, waiting to exhale movie next up, telling clive by aug she would be ready to do a new cd, swimming 2 hrs a day to get her breathing back, telling Clive she would stop smoking and then snatched too song.

    I can’t wait to support Sparkle. Whitney,t he greatest singer to pick up a mic!

  11. Royalkev February 24, 2012

    I have always been inspired by Whitney. She was a gifted women that didn’t compromise her beliefs to gain fame. I admire her for her talents and even in her death I’ve come to learn more about her as a person that has touched me and made me what to change. She had a very giving spirit and forgave so many that mistreated her. Nobody’s perfect, but it takes a peaceful soul to be able to do those things or to even strive for it. I’m glad that I was able to witness so much of Whitney’s life. Whitney means so much to me in more ways than I can explain. Her life has influenced me, I’m sure her death sent a message to the world. She’s not the sole reason why I want to be a better person, but I must say she’s certainly a big factor. She’s one of the few people that I have never met, that have made a difference in my life. I can’t help but think that’s a part of God’s plan. God reasoning for doing what he does is perfect.

    R.I.P Nip
    I will always love You

  12. Lax February 24, 2012

    IT was amazing how she loved and seemed to have always
    Wrapped her arms around other Artists in the Industry.

  13. Spunkypoop February 24, 2012

    Whitney sounded amazing, she is one of the most gifted singers to ever grace this planet. I can’t wait to be blessed by her singing in this movie. #WhitWhit

  14. shade February 24, 2012

    Whitney was singing “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”, Sam, not “Jesus Loves Me”. Don’t you know gospel? That’s like hymn number three in the book.

  15. WHITNEYTheVoice February 24, 2012

    She sounds amazing. Just like her old self. She definitely got her voice back at the end of her life. This should be how people remember Whitney’s voice changes throughout the years. It lost some of its range, some of the clarity, but still as powerful as ever, and she still has the ability to touch people’s hearts. That’s why she will always be The Voice.

    RIP Whitney

  16. MzW February 24, 2012

    I see a Grammy nomination!!!

  17. LovingAngels February 24, 2012

    Can I just point out, for anyone that hasn’t she looks like an Angel in the outfit she is wearing at the top. Her voice sounded PHENOMENAL again and it breaks my heart that God said her time here was done. I hope that she has found the peace she always searched for in life. May she sing forever with the Angels in heaven. The Voice will ALWAYS be Whitney Houston as far as I am concerned, and she was clearly on her way back.

  18. Jordan February 24, 2012

    So sad to watch her now. I was so excited to see her return to the spotlight! Her old spirit from her earlier days had returned.

  19. Julien February 24, 2012

    Her character’s name in the movie is Emma.

  20. Rick February 24, 2012

    wow such a shame
    but she is suffering no more

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  22. Onyx February 24, 2012

    She looks healthy, she gained weight, she looks happy, in peace, her voice sounds fantastic, she was beautiful, why she has to die now, i’m still in shock is like i think she is still alive, God bless her soul.
    she looks so happy here.

  23. Theman February 24, 2012

    So sadd, she sounded amazing to.

  24. Bey Fan… February 24, 2012


    I still cant believe it.

    She sound great. And looked good.

  25. @antertain February 25, 2012

    This is the Whitney i like to remember.
    The Industry can be a poison that destroys but im glad that she left with more positives than negatives.

    Press will be press but in terms of the things she was working on it was positves.

    Bless her!

  26. AMAZINJALEN February 27, 2012

    I’m in tears! :…(

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