Nothing shows off singing talent quite like Whitney Houston classics do.
With lyrics that tug on the heartstrings, melodies that lull the soul, and notes that, when sung right, leave jaws dropping, Whitney Houston songs are definitely a karaoke staple.
One of the top picks is “I Will Always Love You”, a 1970s Dolly Parton original that Whitney Houston turned into a defining movie soundtrack hit.
Dolly Parton’s version reached number one on the charts twice and was also featured in a movie entitled “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”.
Then, come the early 90s, Whitney Houston recorded the same song for the film “The Bodyguard”. It was a record breaking cover that stayed at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 weeks.
It’s also considered one of the best-selling singles of all time.
When the American singer and actress passed away, the song even re-entered the charts shortly after and once more reached the top three. It has also been recorded by many other artists such as Amber Riley, LeAnn Rimes, and John Doe, but the most iconic is undeniably Whitney Houston’s cover.
“I Will Always Love You” has also been sung countless times in public places worldwide, particularly in malls.
In some countries, record stores with small karaoke machines allow mall goers to sing their hearts out to any chosen track. As expected, Whitney Houston songs are always on the top of the list.
But even without a record store or a karaoke machine in sight, one can still put on a surprise show and belt out “I Will Always Love You”, just like this stunning teen.
What looked like a typical shopping day was made extraordinary by this talented singer’s surprise performance.
Wearing a short, stylish black dress and sporting simple jewelry, hair, and makeup, she came prepared with a laptop, microphone, and speakers.
Totally random, but definitely a welcome interruption for shoppers walking about.
“If I should stay, I would only be in your way.
So I’ll go, but I know,
I’ll think of you every step of the way…”
Singing each word, each line clearly and beautifully, the striking teenager looked as though she didn’t exert much effort into reaching all the notes perfectly.
The message of the love song was also amplified further by the way she sang with such emotion.
Some shoppers stopped to watch in amazement, while some paused for a bit and carried on with their business. There were also those who couldn’t resist recording the surprise performance.
The raven-haired singer covered the song so well that she was immediately met with applause as she reached the high notes and right when she finished singing.
It’s not everyday you get treated to a performance as incredible as hers.
The audience were definitely lucky to have witnessed it. Best to keep your eyes and ears open when you’re out! You never know when you’ll find yourself right in the front row of an unanticipated show such as this one.
Thanks to smartphones and video streaming channels, you too can enjoy this surprise public performance.
Press play and be prepared to be blown away by her lilting voice.
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Source: Juan González