Whitney Queen Of The Night Review - The Brighton Centre
On Saturday 23rd September, Ashdown Radio's Ryan Millns & Rachael Dempsey went along to The Brighton Centre to see Whitney Queen Of The Night, which is once again touring the UK.
The Brighton Centre was packed and it was obvious to see that among the audience were some superfans of the late Whitney Houston and her music.
The concept was simple – a journey through Whitney’s musical career – but the outcome was captivating. From the anecdotes, the glitzy and jaw-dropping costume changes and a full live band, it was a thrilling show to see.
The crowd were whooping, cheering, shouting out their appreciation and on their feet dancing to some iconic hits.
All of the top hits were included, from the power ballads One Moment in Time, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All to the classic pop tunes like I Wanna Dance with Somebody and I’m Every Woman. There were also the RnB numbers like My Love is Your Love and the unforgettable When you Believe which Whitney recorded with Mariah Carey for the film The Prince of Egypt.
The show also featured the amazing guest vocalist Emma Norman, who is the daughter of the late TV presenter Barry Norman. The capacity crowd were stunned into silence, followed by rapturous cheering and applause, as she belted out the classic Whitney hit Didn't Know My Own Strength.
The only criticism of the show, were the backing singers and dancers, who made it feel slightly 'cruise ship cabaret' at times.