Whitney Houston’s fanatics were treated to 14 days of a musical bliss as the world – renowned vocalist Belinda Davids graced the iconic Mandela Theatre stage with her exceptional talent from 24 August to 10 September. The two-hour production, which attracted over 10 000 theatre-goers, left a mark on all Houghton’s fans, reminding them of the timeless beauty and legacy of her music.
The audience was treated to an electrifying playlist featuring Houston’s greatest hits including “I Will Always Love You”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “The Greatest Love of All”. Davids’ performances were a heartfelt celebration of an icon and a testament to the power of music to touch hearts and souls of music lovers.
For Davids, being a tribute artist is more than just performing these moments of shared joy but also a journey of self-expression. She said what drew her to Whitney’s music was her vibrancy, innocence, deliverance and her sense of style, which was a representation of what every young girl aspired to become.
Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema, the CEO of Joburg Theatres, said they are thrilled with the productions turnout.“Having this fantastic tribute back on the Mandela Stage was a true joy for us all. Belinda Davids’ performance was truly spectacular. It left our audiences awestruck with her renditions of some of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits,” said Nduneni-Ngema.
“Every performance was filled with a large and diverse audience to witness the internationally acclaimed star of ‘The Greatest Love of All’,” she added.
Davids not only delivers vocally stunning performances but also engages emotionally with her listeners, creating a powerful and memorable concert experience. Robyn Bress said she enjoyed the show and appreciated the seamless colourful costume changes.
She said she was deeply moved by how Davids connected with the audience.“I was amazed at how the performer connected with the audience with her down-to-earth personality. It was heartwarming to witness such and experiencing this incredible show for the first time,” Bress said.