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Whitney Houston performed a recent live appearance in New York earlier this morning. The free show was held at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield and was a pre-taping for ABC’s Good Morning America. Houston’s highly anticipated comeback CD, I Look To You, dropped today as well and the live show was attended by at least 4,000 fans, some of whom had been in line since the previous night. Some fans were sadly disappointed in the performance as Whitney’s voice cracked during one song and she was also out of breath. Whitney apologized, and basically blamed Oprah for her voice (or lack thereof):
Houston certainly looked the part this afternoon, dressed in a one-piece outfit and beaming with energy as she ran on to the stage just after 12 p.m., but as her band kicked in with the Alicia Keys-co-written new single “Million Dollar Bill,” her voice began to crack and she sounded out of breath halfway through the track. It was a trend that continued throughout her 1998 hit “My Love Is Your Love” which also featured a brief cameo by her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
After taking a break to towel off and adjust her makeup, Houston appeared to choke up during an emotional version of “I Look To You,” which she delivered directly to her mother Cissy, who watched from the side of the stage. Following another brief side-of-stage break, the six-time Grammy winner apologized to the crowd for her voice and explained that she had recorded her forthcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. (source)
I guess that explains GMA’s decision to pre-tape the “LIVE” performance…
More photos and video under the cut:
Video ~ Whitney Houston Good Morning America in central park singing im every woman 09/01/0:
The full performance and brief interview airs tomorrow morning (9/2) on Good Morning America.