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Promoters Defend A Whacked Out Whitney!

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As we mentioned earlier, diva Whitney Houston had a less than stellar first engagement in Australia last night. In fact, most of the audience left halfway through the concert, disappointed by the lackluster and boring show Whitney was giving the crowd.

But not everyone feels like last night's show was a dud. Whitney's promoter, Andrew McManus is standing by his diva and says he is honored to be associated with such an "amazing talent". In a statement he released this morning, he continued:

"As for some of the negative 'vocal minority' … all I can say is, what happened to the Australian positive support of someone who has seen difficult times, and is now up on stage, warts and all, presenting herself like an open book for the world to see. And they want to ridicule Whitney?"

Excuse you, but can we go back to that wart thing for a minute?

She has warts??? Is that what you are citing as the problem with her unable to finish a whole song or go a full ten minutes without reapplying makeup? Really? That is what you are going with?

Shameful! A true diva would admit defeat, not suck money out of her fans in a uninspiring comeback tour!

Perhaps, we dare say, it is time to throw in the towel, Whitney.

Take a look at the video again and tell us what U think. (above)

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69 comments to “Promoters Defend A Whacked Out Whitney!”



  1. 1

    Perez. The expression "warts and all" doesn't mean she LITERALLY has warts. It means that she's flawed.

    You're an idiot.

  2. chlyn says – reply to this


    2

    People are very supportive of comebacks when the person is giving it their best effort and is still able to provide quality entertainment. Sadly, it sounds like Whitney is not yet ready in mind or body to return to entertainment.



  3. 3

    CRACKHEAD LESBIAN. Drugs KILL, kids. Just say no!!!



  4. 4

    Thank GOD Britney was able to do her tour - oh and thank GOD for lipsnching! It's what Whitney should do too…oh no wait - people come to see her actually sing and not perform. U lost Whit Whit!



  5. 5

    She did fine…somebody always wants to make something out of nothing…she, by the grace of God, was standing on that stage.. Thank God she's still standing…



  6. 6

    Why is it always fans from Australia that walk out of a concert? lol.



  7. 7

    Someone please get Perez a dictionary….!

  8. Sanne says – reply to this


    8

    OMG ?? you see kids, never do drugs.
    It will do you no good!!



  9. 9

    Fucking hell- so your mother refused to teach you basic phrases as well as manners, Perez? Did she teach you anything except cheap bitch tactics and how to make defenceless young men think you're a desperate, tears-in-eyes, bunny boiling serial loner?



  10. 10

    WACKO!!!



  11. 11

    perez you are such a fool



  12. 12

    I don't think she sounds horrible, of course she doesn't sound the same like back in the day due to the drugs and stuff, I think Whitney even knows that herself, but I am excited to see her when she starts touring here in America.. give her a break people! I SUPPORT WHITNEY!



  13. 13

    Perez….come on. Did you really take the "wart" remark literally? Honestly? LOL.



  14. 14

    Um…sorry but those people weren't paying to come and support some broken down singer. They were paying for her to put on a great show. Madonna may be a mess, but she would NEVER, EVER put on a sub-standard show.



  15. 15

    Shame on McManus for using her this way. He clearly knows she's not up to it, but money beckons. Time for the public to demand a better standard too….no more Britney lip syching and Whitney being propped up in exhange for hundreds of dollars per ticket!

  16. Dawo says – reply to this


    16

    Germany"s TV"s is reporting about Whitney= Isaw the Clips and Wow thats all I can say.lol



  17. 17

    PS…you're an idiot… (or the person who writes your blog is) can't spell or write properly, and doesn't know the meaning of basic phrases like "warts and all".



  18. 18

    you just said the other day that "The Bitch Is Back" as in doing great whats up?



  19. 19

    umm i'm sure this is one pf perez's ghost writers, but really?! "warts and all" is an expression. idiot.



  20. 20

    Yawn……………….



  21. 21

    She sounds tired.

    Sometimes life hits people one too many times and a person tends to reach their breaking point - becoming indifferent, losing heart, and lacking the passion they had for hobbies.



  22. 22

    Yeaaaa…….
    Its a pretty basic phrase, "warts and all", perez.
    learn to check things like that before you publish it, or at least hire people who can

  23. eewww says – reply to this


    23

    Ok, I'm a Whitney fan- always have been. But let's face it, she was absolutely NOT up to her old standard. Back in the day, there was no one with a stronger, more beautiful voice, but those days are gone. While I'm always happy when someone can overcome their addiction/demons, I don't want to pay my hard earned money for it. She was a trainwreck in this clip!



  24. 24

    Girl Hush !

  25. Fatt says – reply to this


    25

    I don't see what the big deal was with that dramatic pause before the big note. I think it was intentionally supposed to be drawn out, where she takes a bit of a break, etc. You know, DRAMA! And I don't think that note was flat. Of course Whitney ain't what she used to be, but this wasn't so bad. I'd be thrilled to have seen this show!

    And Perez, you've got to stop letting your sister write for this blog if she doesn't know elementary expressions like "warts and all." It makes you look retarded.

  26. ei says – reply to this


    26

    this has been needs to give it up and go to where ever the hell she goes and does her dope and just leave the world alone. people spend their hard earned money to see her and she acts like a damn fool. bitch



  27. 27

    you are so unbelievably stupid.



  28. 28

    This makes me so sad to watch. After seeing “This is It” and seeing how brilliant Michael Jackson’s come back tour would have been, I have to watch this ridiculous show. Even her back up singers were sitting down?
    And I also agree that Australians are probably the rudest fans anyway. She should have started elsewhere first to build up confidence – or maybe have skipped Australia altogether – don’t musicians know this by now?



  29. 29

    I saw Whitney years ago, in the round, and she was a boring, lackluster performer. Admittedly she sounded better, but putting on a razzle dazzle show has never been her thing.



  30. 30

    Wow, this video reminded me of the old school anti-drug commercial with the egg in the frying pan. This could be a modern add for abstaining from drugs. Show 30 seconds of The original video then show 30 seconds of this failure. It is time to hang up the jacket Whitney. You destroyed one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. I hope she's going to be OK, I get a MJ feeling after watching this video. Especially the part where people were stating she seemed other worldly! On another planet? That's some scary shit!

  31. LSOB says – reply to this


    31

    FYI - The "warts" refers to a famous quote by Oliver Cromwell. He was having his portrait painted and rather than have the artist minimize his flaws he asked to be drawn as he was in real life - "warts and all".



  32. 32

    4:22 backup singer so bored starts checking her face



  33. 33

    Re: blahthisRe: NuNu123Re: Beef CurtainsRe: karlmarx – perez didn't write this his spellcheckless helper kids did.



  34. 34

    THIS WAS THE LAST SONG OF THE CONCERT. AND IT WAS 2-3 HUNDRED THAT LEFT OUT OF 14000 NOT HALF, FAT BOY. SHE'S ALWAYS TAKEN A BREAK BEFORE THE CLIMAX OF IWALY GOING BACK TO THE BG ERA. SHE'S ALWAYS HAD A TOWEL SINCE THE 80'S. SWEAR YOU IDIOT WAS BORN 2 DAYS AGO. GRANTED NOT HER BEST PERFORMANCE OVER 25 FREAKIN YEARS BUT NOT THE SHAMBLES EVERY1 IS MAKING IT OUT TO BE. MARIO AND PEREZ = DUMB AND DUMBER.

  35. Fatt says – reply to this


    35

    PS– I very highly doubt that "MOST of the audience left halfway through the concert." Slight exaggeration there, I'm sure.



  36. 36

    Not her best performance, but not altogether shite either. Give the woman a break!



  37. 37

    Whitney look high again .. She shouldn't go in concert under that condition .. Not AGain !!!



  38. 38

    I thinks It's not different from any of her performances … Whitney had never been great live .. She always skips , talks , and pauses during songs .. Annoying . I can't stand her live … Only in cds .. the early ones ..



  39. 39

    Its an expression you turd! Your really not all that bright are you?



  40. 40

    Fuck me, that was shit! From the best voice on the planet, to this. What a drugged-up mess



  41. 41

    This is the reason why you will NEVER be a judge on X Factor , because you know fuck all !



  42. 42

    SHE CAN STILL SING WELL BUT SHE HAS LOST MOST OF HER VOCAL POWER AND HER RANGE IS MUCH LIMITED…AND IT IS EVIDENT THAT SHE NEEDS A LOT OF BREAKS INBETWEEN HER DELIVERY…RATHER SAD !!



  43. 43

    I think she sounds great. I saw another clip where she was having a hard time with the song…but here she sounds good.



  44. 44

    FUCKING GOOD!!! WHAT IS THE FUCK!!! SHE ROCKS AND SHE DID A WONDERFUL JOB!!!



  45. 45

    OK, this was heartbreaking. I couldn't stand to listen all the way through. Bless her heart. Her voice is a trainwreck. Too heartbreaking.



  46. 46

    that was awful,she can't hit the high notes anymore.she should go back to smoking crack and stop "singing",or just do what every person doe's nowdays and just lip-sync to a pro tooled auto tuned track.



  47. 47

    Damn you Perez! I'll never get back those five minutes… ever!



  48. 48

    Wow, I'm reading about her "train-wreck performance" everywhere, so I was expecting much worse…This is not great, but definitely ok. But then I always kinda liked her way of interpreting songs. Honestly, I probably would've liked it if I were there (it's always different when you experience it live…you don't notice the flaws as much). So once again, the Aussies are making a big fuss out of something everyone else already knew (that whitney can't sing like she used to, that britney can't sing at all…). Maybe these people should do a short back-ground check before they purchase tickets concert tickets. When I buy an ipod worth $100, I read up on it first. Why should it be different for concerts? If you wanna buy a cat in a bag, don't be walking out complaining you want refunds…Just sayin…

    Oh and Perez, either you're growing multiple personalities or you're just really bad at coordinating your staff…You just said she was back to the old Whitney days ago!!



  49. 49

    That sucked worst than the 1st time.The worst part is hearing people laughing in the backgrown.



  50. 50

    I cannot stand how she drags out the words to her songs when she sings live. I watched one minute of this and she was still not finished the first sentence of the song. Sooooo annoying. SPIT IT OUT WHITNEY.



  51. 51

    Re: Lafemme22 – Sorry??? Couldn't understand what you just said with your dad's cock in your mouth…please repeat it
    Oh right, just as fucking asinine the second time
    You're a fucking idiot…



  52. 52

    This is your brain on drugs……I hear sizzling…

  53. Brtt says – reply to this


    53

    This is worse than I expected, and I've actually liked some of her previous performances that people were saying were bad. Comeback..whatever…I don't believe her heart is in it anymore to sing and wow people.



  54. 54

    She can't sing any more.



  55. 55

    STFU PEREZ!
    whitney issss amazing no matter what!



  56. 56

    She did fine. I don't see anything wrong with this clip. she hit all of her notes. Perez, you're a joke and Ill never forget what you said about Michael jackson the day he died.



  57. 57

    We don't want to see her worts. If she can't hack it, why should we pay for it?

  58. MP says – reply to this


    58

    It's so sad what has happened to her voice. Her upper register is just gone. I really miss her voice, she was one of the true greats.

  59. jdlex says – reply to this


    59

    So sad! I don't wanna believe that her voice is gone, but it is. Whitney knows this and I can't imagine how it makes her feel. Dolly wrote this song in the early 70's and she still sounds amazing singing it years later. I wish I could say the same for Whitney.



  60. 60

    Like blahthis said "warts and all" is an expression and doesn't mean she LITERALLY has warts. Also even thought she didn't sounds great her walking away from the mic was purely for dramatic effect knowing everyone is waiting for her to sing that note. It's just like when Madonna sings Live to tell live.



  61. 61

    "HOUSTON" WE HAVE A PROBLEM!



  62. 62

    I am not a fan of Whitney but as with anyone who has had trials and tribulations in their lives, I wish her the best. Based on what I have heard over the years, she is lucky to be alive and able to stand up there. That is from sheer will of spirit on her part. I wish her the best, I wish her happiness and health. Somebody has to make it out of the darkness-to find a clear path. My sister didn't make it. I hope this woman does.



  63. 63

    Re: gimlet123 – how is someone using her? she has free will and choice. she chose to tour and chooses to do horrible shows and chose to do crack. she has only herswlf to blame for all her misfortunes. most people dont have all the money she has from putting out shitty music. plus she is still getting paid for her concerts dispite the fact that she sounds like shit and needs to take a break in the middle of a song. this horrible woman simply needs to go away already.

  64. @v@ says – reply to this


    64

    I think that she's either misbehavin', or she absolutely needs more days between shows to give her vocal chords a proper rest. People shouldn't pay big bucks to hear a talented, but croaking Whitney who can't hit the high notes because her voice is being overused for her age. Spread the dates out and quit squeezing the artist.



  65. 65

    TRAGIC.



  66. 66

    That woman ruined her life with crack. She sounds horrible now. I'm not surprised people are walking out of her concerts. Her managers and Clive Davis need to get REAL and tell her she doesn't have "it" anymore. But nooooo, they use her for the money she could make them. Meanwhile people are getting ripped off at her concerts. Nice, real nice!! Some people cannot come back…….Jennifer Lopez is another.



  67. 67

    That was painful to watch.



  68. 68

    She needs to take more time with her come back I don't think she is quite ready yet.



  69. 69

    holy shit that fucking sucked!!! how the hell did she lose her vocal ability?!? even i can sing that song 10xs better!