Monday, 19 October 2009

Poor Whitney But An Even Poorer Cheryl

If there was ever a living advert for staying away from drugs it is Whitney Houston.
Arguably one of the greatest female talents of our generation, the years of drug taking has left her a pale imitation of the great vocalist she once was.
Her appearance on X Factor this weekend was shaky at best by her own high standards and the interview afterwards was painful to watch.
She looked confused, took an eternity to answer the questions the host, Dermot O'Leary, asked and shuffled uncomfortably while staring at the ground.
It could be excused as a sign of nerves, after all she is returning to the stage after almost a decade away but with her history you have to think that it goes much deeper than that.
I don't know if she needs the money or if she has other reasons behind her comeback, but if this is an example of what we can expect from her, she would be best advised to cancel it now before she turns into the Elvis of our generation and is remembered more for the humiliating struggle at the tail end of their careers rather than their heyday.
Something else this weekends X Factor showed was that you could see why Cheryl Cole was not so keen to sing live. And she has the nerve to criticise anyone else about their singing?


Cody Bones said...

"If there was ever a living advert for staying away from drugs it is Whitney Houston."

Substitute Ozzie Osborne for Whitney Houston, and we might be in agreement

Cheezy said...

Or Elton John? He's one of those sanctimonious reformed junkies. he loves to bore your tits off with stories of how 'out of control' he used to be... all couched within a comfy 'Just Say No' morality tale. My god he's dull. At least Ozzy's had a great time!

As for Whitney, I thought it was a half-decent effort, bearing in mind her dress was falling off all the way through... The song was a dog though. But I guess that's because it's a Whitney Houston song.

PS: Mind you don't criticise 'Saint Cheryl' too much, Lucy, you'll be deported! (But yes, it was rather ironic that she chose to mime...). I guess some would argue that she's there to be looked at, rather than heard.

Cody Bones said...

If Lucy is deported, could she come here. First round is on me

Anne said...

two words: bobby brown.

Falling on a bruise said...

I have only ever known Ozzy as the shaking basketcase he is now, whereas Whitney was this beautiful singer with an amazing voice when i when was a youngster and i can compare the two.
I have never really seen the point of Elton John and i lump him in with the Mick Jargers and Rod Stewarts who just seem to hang around not doign very much but refusing to retire.
I think you hit the nail on the head annie, Bobby Brown.