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 new 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 her spirit like no-one else could.”
Johnny Van Grinsven