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VH1's Divas Will Honor Whitney Houston!

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This is going to be truly something special.

Whitney Houston appeared on the VH1 Divas special in 1999, 2002, and 2003, and although her passing earlier in the year means we'll never get to hear her incredible vocal abilities live on stage again, this year's event, taking place in December, will be a tribute to a woman who embodied the title in all the best ways!

Sources close to production have revealed that they not only have the approval of Houston's family and former record label, Sony, but her musical director Ricky Minor has even signed on as an executive producer!

VH1 President Tom Calderone says:

"We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney's music, it would be 'Divas.' December felt like enough time where it wouldn't be sad anymore, you'd want to celebrate her music."

Well although we doubt the tragedy or her passing will ever truly be gone forever, we think that this is a wonderful way to honor her memory, and all of the beautiful tunes she left behind for us all!

Can't WAIT to find out what the roster of performers will be like this year!

There's no question that it's going to be an EPIC line-up!

We miss you, Whitney!

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19 comments to “VH1's Divas Will Honor Whitney Houston!”

  1. hamsterrific says – reply to this


    The organizers are likely to go for the big names, like Mariah, Beyonce, Patti LaBelle, etc. and it is only fitting to have them pay their tribute to the Voice. However, I feel the the tribute should also feature the young and up-and-coming divas who have been influenced by Whitney Houston. Of all the young divas of her generation, Filipino vocal prodigy Charice has the best pipes to give justice to Whitney Houston's songs. Give a listen to her Bodyguard medley and you'll know that this young lady can deliver Ms Houston's songs in a way that befits an honest and grand tribute to the greatest voice of all time.

  2. Willian Souza says – reply to this


    Yes, We Need Christina Aguilera to perform!

  3. NYChaster says – reply to this


    This will no doubt be an epic tribute event. There are many talented singers out there but i believe there is a lack of TRUE ballad singers in this new generation. I agree with hamsteriffic that Charice would be an excellent addition to the line up since she has the most experience belting out our favorite whitney songs live on stage so flawlessly. Can't wait to see what happens. RIP Whitney.

  4. Anthony says – reply to this


    I would suggest Charice to be included in this performance. She has been a fan of Whitney since she started singing and her voice is as versatile and powerful as the late diva Whitney's.

  5. MAnchaster says – reply to this


    Charice is an excellent candidate. Whitney has been influence Charice career since Charice was young. Charice became internationally famous also because of Whitney's song. I feel that Charice is a must in This tribute event.

  6. Jay says – reply to this


    Good day! I want to recommend Charice to perform Whitney Houston's songs. You may wanna watch her performance in Oprah and several concerts with The Hitman david Foster. He was tagged by Oprah as one of the most talented girl in the world. Her power vocals would definitely give justice to Whitney's song w/out trying hard to reach the notes.

    Thanks a lot!

  7. Justine says – reply to this


    hello, i suggest CHARICE to be a part in whitney houston tribute. she's the best. . .she is a singing prowess like whitney. . .and mosty especially they bought have similarities in voice

  8. Begoodenblues says – reply to this


    I sincerely hope Charice will be part of the line up. Let's face it, even with all these great singers out there none is able to render any Whitney's songs as well as that little Filipino Diva has done since her tender age of 7 years old. Add to that she's also a huge fans of the late Whitney.

  9. Antoine Clequin says – reply to this


    I totally agree with "hamsterrifc" and most of the commentators here. Charice definitely should be a part of that tribute. And she should be the one to sing either "Run to You" or her famous interpretation of the "Bodyguard Medley" as arranged by David Foster especially for her. Must as well have David foster in that show aslo.

  10. Antoine Clequin says – reply to this


    Sorry me again, I was just thinking that Charice could even sing "When You Believe" with Maria Carey… Another dream come true for Charice, singing with another one of her idol. Look at it this way, Maria did a duet with Whitney on that song, Charice would be a perfect choice to duet on that song with Maria… Remember her duet of that same song on that Korean show "Star King"?… Unf#*king believable wasn't it?

  11. avril says – reply to this


    I recommend CHARICE to perform to Whitney Houston tribute she has the perfect WH range of voice, a versatile one.

  12. siane says – reply to this


    Looking forward that Charice will be included in this tribute event, RIP Whitney.

  13. PaulR1 says – reply to this


    l cant think of any that can do justice to pay tribute to whitney's songs but charice and jessica sanchez,,,,,if you haven't heard them sing l will advice you to go to Y-Tube or google it,,,,,they are beyond their years,,,,,the rest are mediocres singers…..

  14. Lziel says – reply to this


    I hope Charice will be a part of this tribute to Ms. Whitney Houston, RIP. One of Charice's idol is WH, and she performed the Bodyguard Medley in numerous occasions. Check her YT performances.

  15. OfficialMarcky says – reply to this


    Just Charice. She became popular because she sing Whitney Houston songs. Charice is the perfect person to give tribute. It's impossible not to remember Charice.

  16. mg says – reply to this


    … i would suggest charice to be a part of this tribute.,, charice touches my heart everytime she sings Whitney 's songs….

  17. LDMovies says – reply to this


    Pls. Include Charice. her Bodyguard medley, arranged and with David Foster himself on the piano isone of the best chill inducing renditions I've heard.

  18. MUK3SH says – reply to this


    Re: LDMovies


  19. kb117 says – reply to this


    Charice MUST be included in the lineup. Charice has the vocals to bring to life Whitney's songs, especially the Bodyguard Medley. Just lookup David Foster & Friends where she performed it through out the tour/s.