whitney houston

Page 1 of 812345...Last »
whitney-houston-hologram-tour

Well, that sucks. I was beyond excited to see these two divas perform together.

For the Season 10 finale of The Voice next week, Christina Aguilera was supposed to perform a duet with a hologram of Whitney Houston. Reportedly, they were set to sing a medley of Houston’s hits including “I Have Nothing.” Sadly, it appears that’s not going to happen anymore.

Pat Houston, who is the executor of Houston’s estate, issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight canceling the highly-anticipated moment. Read below the reasons why in this statement, along with the leaked video of the performance.

read statement & watch the leaked video after the jump

christina-aguilera-whitney-duet

Hologram USA announced last year plans of a world tour featuring Whitney Houston. Is it wrong I kinda want to buy tickets? It appears the first stop for Whit’s hologram will be The Voice. Definitely fitting given that she was often times called “The Voice.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, Christina Aguilera will duet with the late great singer on “I Have Nothing” during the Season 10 finale of the singing competition. Naturally, Aguilera didn’t confirm or deny the rumors.

“I am sworn to secrecy,” she told ET ahead of the Monday episode of “The Voice”. “I can’t say anything, but I’m very excited about the finale. Very exciting things happening.” NBC also declined to comment.

This wouldn’t be the first time, X-Tina has been in the presence of Houston. She paid tribute to Whitney back in 2001 at the BET Awards with a sensational cover of “Run To You.” If you recall, Whitney’s reaction after the performance was everything. Relive that epic moment below, along with checking out rehearsal footage of Christina preparing for the finale.

check out the vids after the jump

ariana-grande-snl-slayage

Ariana Grande joined the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The 22-year-old singer certainly stepped up to the challenge of doing double duty. She absolutely slayed all night long, especially when her vocals were utilized.

Grande previously displayed her prowess when it came to impersonating Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears on The Tonight Show. On SNL, she expanded her repertoire to include Whitney Houston, Rihanna and Shakira. Ariana channeled her fellow divas perfectly during the Tidal skit.

Another personal favorite sketch featured Ariana as a sassy Maria Von Trapp from Sound of Music. If the nuns thought Julia Andrews was a problem, they’ll never figure out how to solve a problem like this Maria.

As musical guest, Grande debuted a new track “Be Alright,” along with performing “Dangerous Woman” for the first time. She was pitch perfect during both performances. I’m actually quite a fan of “Be Alright.” That’s a future smash for sure. The voguing choreo was a nice little throwback. Check out some of the highlights from last night below.

watch after the jump

Carrie Underwood Covers ‘I Will Always Love You’

In: Donovan, Music
carrie-underwood-i-will-always-love-you

Before I get to her killer cover, can we just talk about how Carrie Underwood hasn’t made an appearance on American Idol this season yet? Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and the OG Idol, Kelly Clarkson, have all stopped by for the singing competition’s farewell season. Fingers crossed the 33-year-old country superstar is scheduled to appear on the finale. It wouldn’t be a proper send-off if one of the show’s biggest discoveries didn’t appear.

During an appearance on the Bobby Bones Show, Carrie delivered a stellar cover of “I Will Always Love You.” It’s a hybrid of the sweet original composition sung by Dolly Parton and the rousing rendition by Whitney Houston. Her sweet and powerful version is truly fantastic. Check it out below.

PS. Happy Birthday Carrie. She turns 33 today on March 10.

watch after the jump

Whitney Houston Hologram Going On Tour In 2016

In: Donovan, Music
whitney-houston-hologram-tour

Whitney Houston is being brought back to life in hologram form. The Houston estate has given permission to Greek billionaire Alki David’s Hologram USA and FilmOn companies to stage a show featuring the late singer’s likeness.

The “Million Dollar Bill” singer will perform her greatest hits and interact with special guests. Houston is just the latest deceased celebrity to receive this treatment. Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson are just two others.

“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA and FilmOn. “The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate — I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney‘s amazing artistry.”

Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, who is one of the executors of her estate also released a statement.

“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat said in a statement. “I look forward to the partnership.”

Unfortunately, I never saw Houston perform in person while she was alive. I’m on the fence with this hologram tour. It all just feels like a cash grab for Houston’s estate. Does this tour interest you? Weigh in below.

little-mix-whitney-houston-cover

As required for any BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge visit, a cover of a current hit must be performed. Little Mix chose to take on Jason Derulo’s massive hit, “Want To Want Me.” And it didn’t disappoint.

The performance starts off with some wicked harmonies from the ladies before kicking into high gear with an unexpected mashup with Whitney Houston’s iconic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Are you kidding? If that wasn’t enough, a gospel choir is thrown in the mix.

The British quartet also gave a killer acoustic performance of their current single “Black Magic.” Congrats go out to the girls for scoring their third UK chart-topper. Hopefully, the catchy pop track does well stateside as well. Check out both performances below. Their vocals are on point.

watch after the jump

bobby-brown-bobbi-kristina-brown

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the sad news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic passing. The 22-year-old only daughter of Whitney Houston died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

“Bobbi Kristina Brown (March 4, 1993 – July 26, 2015). It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’” – Posted on Whitney’s Official Facebook

If you recall, the “I Will Always Love You” singer drowned in a bathtub as well three years ago on the eve of her Grammy performance. Bobbi Kristina will be laid to rest alongside Whitney’s body in New Jersey.

Bobby Brown has broken his silence over the tragic death of his daughter. He spoke to Us Weekly.

“Krissy was and is an angel,” Bobby told Us Weekly. “I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.”

Our condolences go out to Brown and Houston’s families. Check out more celeb reactions below, including tweets from Oprah Winfrey, Dionne Warwick and more.

Read the rest of this entry »

ariana-grande-new-york-pride

It’s my wildest gay dreams come true. Perhaps a slight exaggeration but you get my drift.

Ariana Grande headlined the 2015 New York Pride Dance on the Pier. The diminutive singer sang her hits “Break Free” and more to the 10,000 plus crowd. During her set, the 22-year-old chanteuse surprised everyone by performing a killer Whitney Houston/Madonna mashup.

Grande seamlessly blended “I’m Every Woman” with “Vogue.” This needs to be a bonus cut on a future LP and a permanent fixture on her tour. Watch the slayage below.

On a side note, Happy belated birthday to Miss Ariana. The singer just celebrated her birthday over the weekend just like yours truly on June 26.

watch performance after the jump

Page 1 of 812345...Last »

Be Our Friend

Life In Your Thirties