There are a lot of African artists who have made their mark on world stages and they have become household names. One of them is South African singer, Belinda Davids. You cannot talk about The Whitney Houston Show and not mention Belinda Davids.
Belinda Davids was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She began performing professionally at the age of 14 and she has never had any vocal training. She is blessed with a four-octave vocal range, which allows her to sing any genre. Belinda’s inspirations as a child were Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and the one artist she honors in every show is Whitney Houston.
In respect for Houston’s legacy, Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to creating the show, first to finding the perfect star, and then to perfecting the production. It took over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries to find the right voice, and finally our very own African star, Belinda Davids emerged as number one.
No stranger to the music scene herself, Belinda began her professional singing career as a solo recording artist and later became a supporting act and backing vocalist for acts such as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill. She has always loved Whitney Houston’s music and feels it’s this passion that gives this show a personal, heartfelt feel.
Over the years Belinda has become so accomplished at Houston’s music that while performing I Will Always Love You in Hong Kong a few years ago, she received a request to sing without her backing band as the audience was convinced she was lip-syncing to the original Whitney Houston track – after which she received a standing ovation! Check the video above. AMAZING!!
About Whitney Houston Show: Showtime presents the critically-acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids accompanied by a fabulous 6-piece live band and dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and more
Directed by Johnny Van Grinsven and launched in 2013, the show has already wowed audiences across the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia, UAE, Australia and New Zealand. For those lucky enough to witness it, this is truly a show you will talk about for years to come.
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The show will be in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 21st June 2018 – 8th July 2018. LET’S GO AND SUPPORT OUR OWN!!