Whitney Houston Came Through

Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All

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Whitney and her beautiful daughter Bobby Kristina
Whitney and her beautiful daughter Bobby Kristina
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Beautiful Lady

The American Music Award

As Whitney Houston's name was called to perform at the American Music Award, Nov., 22, 2009, I had the urge to switch the channel. Why? Well, because, her last two performances, made me want to cry. The reason I felt that way is because the Whitney Houston I knew from the past seemed to be lost. Well during the award show, my daughter convinced me not to change the channel. And I'm happy that I didn't. She came through, Whitney Houston came through, and I loved, loved the performance. I didn't like the song, but I overlooked that, and paid close attention to "the voice." And I'm happy to say "the voice" is back. Of course, that's my opinion, and I would surmise that will be the general consensus of the public, or at least of Whitney Houston fans.

Whitney's Life

I'm not going to rehash the recent past of Ms. Houston, because that's been done to death. Her life has been on public display since she came on the scene. So what I say won't be news. Anyway, everybody deserves a second chance, so, I won't be the voice that keeps her negative past in the spotlight.

Something to think about. What if you, or a close family member went through an embarrassing period in your life. How would you feel if no one would let it die, always keeping it fresh in the minds of all concerned. Give that some thought. Those that have actually had earth shattering events should by all means put themselves in her shoes. She's moving on with her life, so could we just give her a second chance to live her life the way she wants to.

The Voice

That voice, that beautiful melodic voice, Whitney had the kind of voice that could transport you to another time and place. I say "had," because, listening to her music of the past, I can honestly say there was not a better voice anywhere on earth. Now, I don't claim to be an expert, but I do know what I like, and judging from the hits on her YouTube videos, and even more than that, the documented records sales, I would say that millions would tend to agree with me, and to be sure, it's not the experts that buy her music anyway, (I'm just saying).

Actually I said, "had," up til the American Music Award performance, but now, or at least with that performance, I would say "The Voice," is back. I had intended not to buy the album, but now I am going to reconsider. I also eagerly look forward to her future performances. I've never seen her in a live performance, however, now, I look forward to seeing her perform live when she's in the Los Angeles area again.

Not just the voice, she looks really good. The old Whitney Houston is back in every way, but more mature, disciplined, humbled, and more sure of herself. So why don't we all just sit back, give her a chance, and see what happens.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

She has an AMAZING voice! Great hub, as always.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Really good hub, Freta. I love Whitney Houston. So happy about her comeback. She's really been through hell. She's like a new person now: looks good and sounds great!


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Jerilee Wei 6 years ago from United States

This is one celebrity that I certainly pray will become the heroine of her own life, not just for her talent and the joy that her voice has given -- but for herself.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That voice is only once and that is Witney Houston. If ever anybody was plessed it is Witney Houston. I am so glad she pulled through and got back where she belongs - on the top.


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Thanks for such a moving tribute, fastfreta! Whitney is

a 'one and only'.


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

My husband have always been fans of Whitney. Our first dance at our wedding reception was one of her songs. I also felt the way you have felt with the way things have been with her in the recent past. Disappointed to say the least. I look forward to her next endeavors also. Thanks for writing this.

Tammy


ashleyr25 6 years ago

I was pleasantly surprised by her performance at the AMA's as well. I'm glad she's back and hope she's here to stay! Another great hub fastfreta.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Tammy, I neglected to say that my husband had a running crush on her. Thanks for reading.

Thanks lorlie6, for the compliment, and I agree she is a 'one and only.'

Thanks, Hello, hello, I do agree, she seems to be headed back to the top.

Thanks Jerilee, I agree and I like that "the heroine of her own life."

You're so right alekhouse, she does look and sound like a new person.

Thanks habee, yes the voice, I agree.

Thanks ashleyr for stopping, and weighing in.

Thank you all for stopping and reading this hub. Please come back again soon.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

I'm so glad she is back on top. I love to see people triumpantly pull through despite all the obstacles placed before them. Thanks for this update.


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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

Unfortunately I missed the American Music Award show, but i did see Whitney on Oprah's show.

There is a saying 'you can't keep a good man down'. This is proof that the same applies to women. I knew that Whitney would soar to great heights in the fullness of time. She is indeed a great singer with a great family that kept telling her she could do it.

Thank you so much for this excellent hub showcasing Whitney. This is indeed well done. Cheers.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks create a page, you know you can see the whole thing on the Internet. Also take a look at the YouTube video that I embeded on my hub here, that's her singing lastnight.

Thank you Veronica, my sentiments exactly.

Thank you both for stopping, see you soon.


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DynamicS 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

fastfreta, great hub and I'm glad that you didn't change the channel. She DESERVES a second chance. I watched her interview with Oprah and I believe that she had learned some valuable lessons. Life's journey has its detours. The fortunate thing is that we can always get back on track if we are fortunate enough to discover that we're on the wrong path. I have ALWAYS loved Whitney and will continue to love her songs and her AMAZING voice.

Kudos to her for returning to singing, something she does like no-one else can.

I have chills ups my spine just listening to :Didn't we almost have it all." Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Namaste!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you so much DynamicS, for stopping and for your wonderful comment. I really enjoyed writing this hub, because I like a success story, and this is shaping up to be one. Thank for stopping and please come back soon.


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shyonegb 6 years ago from Australia

I have her first album and that was the Whitney I loved. Unfortunately since her dark days she has tried to achieve her success from her early days. I hope she can. But I don't think it's the same. Well done to her for coming back. When I saw her in concert in the late eighties she sang like an angel. Best of luck to her.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Yes shyonegb, I too hope she can come all the way back, she seems to be on her way. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Hi fastfreta. I'm glad you featured Whitney Houston in your hub. I always like her voice and although other people tell me she's not the greatest, I think she is. She's also beautiful and charming and I was really saddened when she got lost for a while. But I see her making a comeback and I'm really glad. Maybe I can get a hold of her new album here in my country. Thanks for this hub. :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

It's nice to see her back FIRMLY on her feet. She's got a unique beautiful voice and I hope from now she continues to move forward. As for her past, no one's perfect - I mean, what if she never got back on track. Some people never recover.

I'm sure it's going to be a Special Thanksgiving for her and family this week.

Loved this Hub. Thanks.

Ps. with all the mouth watering Recipe's you gave weeks ago, I confess that I am envious of people who will be spending Thanksgiving with you this week. lol. Have a great time and May life continue to be kind to you. :)


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Hi, I was looking forward to viewing the youtube video, but apparently it has been removed from the site. I wanted to compare her performance with how the song sounds on the album, but guess I should have spotted your hub a little sooner. Oh well, my loss. I will try to catch her next live performance as I imagined her voice would get better the more she sang in public. The album unfortunately leaves a little to be desired, imho. I am a big fan as well.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Sorry all, I just noticed the video that I placed at the beginning of the hub is disabled. I'll find another to replace it. Thanks Jen for the heads up

I agree with you all, she is great, and I hope as you all do that this is just the beginning of her rise again to her full potential. Let's all take a wait and see attitude and hope for the best.

Thank you Jen, Lady_E, and emievil for stopping and weighing in on this hub. Hope to see you all again soon.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago

She does have an outstanding voice , no question about that. I loved her in the movie the Bodyguard. Hope shes' back to stay.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Bail Up,for stopping. Let's hope She is totally back.


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Thanks for the excellent hub. I steer clear of award shows unless there is something momentus like the appearance of Ms. Houston. I had no idea she was performing otherwise I would have stomached this mindnumbing award show. Ms. Houston is a poster child for strength and fortitude. It shows that no matter what your station in life or how low you may plunge the Lord never puts more on you than you can handle. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. You go Ms. Whitney!!!!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I'm with you Pmccray, I don't like them either. I usually listen out for anyone that I want to see and switch back and forth between channels until they appear. I also agree with you on your assessment of Ms. Houston. Thank you for stopping.


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

What a great hub fasfreta. No sensationalism, and that's appreciated. I have always loved that VOICE. One of the best. It's good to see her back.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Duchess, I appreciate your comment and reading of my hub. Please stop by again soon.


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ycbeat0 6 years ago

You've done an excellent job. I too am glad to see her pull through.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you ycbeat0 for your comment. Please come again soon.


ladydijay 6 years ago

I agree. Whitney sounded great. Looks like she is ready to take on the world again.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks ladydijay for stopping, and weighing in on this one. See you soon.


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

Whitney Houston is one of my very favorite artists, I am thrilled you did this article on her, she is wonderful and gifts and I thoroughly enjoyed this hub. Thanks.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Ladybird33 for stopping and reading my hub, and thank you for your comment, please stop again.


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Mrs.Nita 6 years ago

I love Whitney Houston. Did you catch her interview on Oprah? I'm so glad that she has taken her life back and is doing better.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Mrs.Nita, yes I did see the interview, and I really appreciated her new attitude. I too like that she has taken her life back. Thank you for stopping, please visit me again soon.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Whitney is one of my all time favorites! She was such an inspiration and I am so glad that she and her voice is back. All of us have fallen short of the glory but God has loved us anyhow. I am so happy for her and I hope that God continues to bless her on her journey. great hub freta! :)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you AEvans for weighing in on this hub. I too am glad to see her on the rise again, and hope that she continues to press on to regain her former status. Thank you again for stopping, please stop again.


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salt 6 years ago from australia

Whitneys singing is magical.. the greatest love of all. and let the childrens laughter .. remember how it used to be...

Thankyou freta for this wonderful writing. It would be lovely to see her back at her best.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks salt, it is lovely to see her back. Thank you for stopping and reading, please come again.


yaegerj 6 years ago

People who make up these web pages who use pictures of Witney on a bad day should be a shame of yourselves.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I agree, yaegerj, most of us have had and do have bad days, and how would we like to be shown on our worst days. Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment.


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soaps 5 years ago

fastfreta thanks that made me back on times ....


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you soaps for stopping, hope to see you again soon.


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This is a wonderful Hub. I so enjoy Whitney's voice. I wish her well.


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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you so much Kristine, I too wish her well. Again thanks for stopping. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.


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donnatru 4 years ago from Danville, IL

when i choose to read this hub I assumed it was published recently. Your opinions two years back

are just as signifigant now as then. Whitney Houston has been judged literally to death. The media has no mercy. I think it's bullying to constantly


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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks donnatru for stopping, I had forgotten what I'd written, I had to go back an reread it. Just like you I agree, even in death, they won't let her rest in peace. What a shame. Again thank you for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment.


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Ann810 4 years ago from Sunny Cali

Hi, so many of us (her fans) prayed for her to bounce-back. And she was on her way, I'm happy that she got of that darkness. Whitney's daughter will go far hopefully. Voted up and beautiful.


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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you so much Ann for weighing in on this hub. I'm so sorry also that she ended this way, however I'm glad she was on her way back.

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