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The Whitney Houston Show

Showtime Australia 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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Reviews

“Belinda Davids’ thrilling tones, consummate vocal control and staggering four-octave range are as close as a singer can get to replicating Whitney Houston’s voice.”
- The Herald Sun

“From the show’s superb lighting, sound, costuming, special effects, stage direction, musical support and dance choreography, this is not only a loving and respectful tribute to the artist at the top of her game, The Greatest Love of All is also a tremendously moving theatrical experience.”
- Theatre People

“Belinda Davids sounds remarkably like Whitney Houston. If I had shut my eyes, I’d have been convinced that I was listening to the legend herself.”
- What’s On In Cape Town

“There is not one boring bit as Davids and the guys on stage resurrect Houston for an incomparable show… It is a brilliant concept that gives platform for Davids to share her talent, while filling the rafters with the sweet sorrow and haunting dazzle that is the voice of Whitney Houston. It’s a show that simply cannot be missed.”
- The Citizen

“It is of personal opinion that no one could have done Whitney any better justice than Belinda did… and if you weren’t a fan before, Belinda will make you one…”
- Monash Entertainment

“The star of the night is South African Belinda Davids who doesn’t only have the voice, she also has the charm - in bundles. One flash of that smile and she has the audience hooked. But she needed to get those notes and she does so without missing a beat.”
- ToNight


Belinda Davids

For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, starring in The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is the culmination of a life-long connection with the superstar to whom she pays homage.

Davids beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to take on the role and it was her own eternal love of Houston that prepared her for the show. Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, Davids was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style. Singing professionally from her early teens, Houston songs became a fixture in Davids’ live shows. “I think I’ve sung at least one Houston track in almost every live show I’ve ever performed,” says Davids.

Though she eventually carved out a successful career as a chart-topping solo artist and a session vocalist for such artists as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill, in her earlier days Davids encountered resistance from many industry professionals who were unsure how to work with her because she looked and sounded so exactly alike Houston.

The ultimate realization of Davids’ affinity with Houston occurred during a show in Hong Kong. Following a recital of ‘I Will Always Love You’, the audience was so astounded by her performance that they demanded she sing acapella to prove she wasn’t lip-syncing to a Houston track.

Now representing her idol on stage, Davids feels destined: “I’ve essentially prepared my whole life for this show and I feel privileged to be able to honour Whitney in such a way.”

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"Davids is mind-blowingly spot on as Whitney Houston"
Australian Stage

A Word From The Director

John Van Grinsven


John Van Grinsven is an industry name that has become synonymous with tribute entertainment across the globe. As CEO and Creative Director of Showtime Australia for more than 30 years, he has overseen thousands of performances and his productions have graced the stages of some of the world’s most iconic venues.

When casting for The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, Johnny knew he had a hard task ahead, looking not only for a performer with a voice to rival Houston’s but someone who could bring charm and sensitivity to the role.

With audition tapes rolling in from around the world, Johnny sifted through performer after performer looking for that all-important je ne sais quoi…. until he found Belinda Davids.

“Belinda is a rare find, and she was born to play this role. Her life-long love of Whitney brings a personal touch to the show that can’t be feigned. And her sheer talent is overwhelming. Time after time I’m approached by audiences who are awe-struck by her voice… she is a special performer and she does justice to Whitney’s voice and spirit like no-one else could.”

"For one brief moment in time Whitney Houston was brought back to life…"
Wanganui Chronicle

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