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Friday, December 13, 2013


(Belinda Davids)

Showtime Management present, direct from the USA, The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show. Starring Belinda Davids, it is currently running at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom's iZulu Theatre.

A tribute to a woman who has long been held as an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show presents and celebrates a catalogue of Houston’s most loved songs from the span of her 29-year career. The 2 ½ hour concert and stage show includes hits such as How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, I’m Every Woman, Exhale (Shoop Shoop), Step by Step and of course, I Will Always Love You.

In the wake of Whitney Houston’s tragic passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Whitney’s unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today’s contemporary music.

Now living in Los Angeles, Belinda Davids was born in Port Elizabeth and began performing professionally at the age of 14. She has never had vocal training and is blessed with a four octave vocal range, and hence the ability to sing any genre.

Her ethereal voice and long music career - as a solo recording artist and as a support act and backing vocalist for such acts as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill – make her a natural performer, but it’s her intimate knowledge and love of Houston’s music that give this show a personal, heart-felt feel.

Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, she was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style, and paid homage to her idol through her dress, hairstyle and by including Houston songs in almost every one of her live shows. Davids now understands the music so well that her performances are unbelievable for some audiences. One audience in Hong Kong demanded she sing I Will Always Love You a cappella to prove she wasn’t lip-syncing; Davids obliged and was greeted with looks of disbelief, closely followed by a standing ovation.

The show is directed by John Van Grinsven Snr. with Artistic Director Kenny Wizz, Musical Director Dale Scheepers and Purple Ear Productions’ Director Jon Van Grinsven Jr., the team also responsible for the worldwide hit show Michael Jackson HIStory.

The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show runs at Sibaya Casino until January 5 with a performance at the Wild Coast Sun on December 30. Booking is at Computicket: or 0861 915 8000.