Repeatedly cheering “I love you, Trinidad!” when you’re performing in Tobago is an understandable mistake for Whitney Houston to make, but not being able to pull off the end of “I Will Always Love You?” That sounds like trouble. Reports on her thirty minute performance at the Plymouth Jazz Festival must not have pleased Clive Davis or anyone else still invested in her career.
Houston opened her show with ‘Its Not Right, But Its Okay’ and by her third song, ‘Saving All My Love,’ the once soprano’s newfound tenor tone was in full rasp.
Delivering only seven songs during her 30 minute set, Houston was reportedly paid a whopping $3 million for the show.
Wearing a white gown with a single shoulder strap, Houston skipped around the stage and continuously shouted to the crowd: “I love you Trinidad !’
Unfortunately, the concert was in Tobago!
Locals shouted back each time: “This is Tobago!”
…The 44-year-old music icon ambitiously attempted ‘And I’ll Always Love You,’ however she struggled through the build up and knew better than attempt the high finish.
She bowed and then squatted after her pseudo-encore of Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman,’ which Houston also recorded for ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack.
Squatted? What exactly is being described here? Was it a failed curtsey, or something scarier? Hopefully she can avoid squatting for the entirety of her upcoming performance in London on May 8th.
Houston There’s A Problem: Whitney Houston Disappoints Tobago Fans [BV Buzz via TMZ]