Whitney Houston looked fabulous, but struggled with her voice during a much-hyped performance on Good Morning America on Wednesday. Appearing on Good Morning America, Whitney Houston couldn’t stop telling the gathered crowd how much she loved them. Obviously from the near-continuous screaming, they loved her right back.
Houston, who has allegedly fought to overcome severe drug and alcohol addictions, looked stylish, alert and in great spirits during her performance. Sadly, however, her voice didn’t match up with the positive attitude and the glam makeover.
Performing only three songs for the Good Morning America taping, Whitney Houston blamed a trying interview schedule for her shaky, cracking vocals. “I’m so sorry. I did Oprah,” Houston told the audience. “I’ve been talking for so long… I talked so much, my voice…”
Indeed, Houston’s amazing voice was little more than a throaty, off-key croak throughout most of her performance. We’d like to believe the diva when she says it’s all because of the talk shows. Unfortunately, there has been too much evidence of late that Houston’s voice is a permanently damaged ruin of the incredible instrument it once was.
Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer asked the question many Whitney Houston fans wanted answered: Why the comeback after all this time? Houston replied she was driven by “my faith, the love and support of my fans, which I do have. That’s basically what it is.”
Whitney Houston’s appearance on Oprah will air Sept. 14.
Watch the Whitney Houston on Good Morning America video below and let us know what you think – is it too late for a Whitney comeback?