PE-born Belinda Davids wows as Whitney

2015-11-25 06:23
Belinda Davids stars in The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show. Photo: FOTO24

Belinda Davids stars in The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show. Photo: FOTO24

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THE newly refurbished PE Opera House will this weekend play host to The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show - an international show which features PE-born songstress Belinda Davids.

Davids, who began performing professionally at the age of 14, has never had vocal training and boasts a 4-octave vocal range which enables her to sing any genre.

As a young girl one of the very first LP’s Davids ever owned was a song called Hold Me by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston.

“The quality and style Whitney portrayed in this song struck a chord and my fascination with the icon grew. I sang Whitney’s music at every chance: at family gatherings, talent competitions and to friends whilst playing on the street,” said Davids.

Whitney’s influence was so strong it inspired everything from her dress sense to her hairstyles.

As a young woman Belinda took on the club circuit and her performances left many people amazed at how similar she sounded to Houston. In the mid 90’s Davids caught the eye of record executives at Tusk Records, and the solo album Belinda Davids followed.

Davids later opened shows for many international acts including Michael Jackson’s History Tour, The Manhattans, The Temptations and Peaches and Herb. Years after her debut album Davids decided to travel abroad to expand her musical career, which took her to Dubai, London and Hong Kong to perform in major hotels and clubs, with renowned success.

After many years on the road she finally settled in Los Angeles where she started to focus on getting her solo career back on track and eventually caught the attention of many R&B artists who asked her to perform and tour with them, such as Keyshia Cole, Monica, Johnny Gill, Kelly Price and Keri Hilson.

In 2013 Davids snagged a last minute audition for the brand new Showtime Australia production The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show and beat out over 15 000 other applicants to take on the challenging lead role. Taking more than 80 000 tickets to date, the show has been an instant success with Davids as the marquee star. She continues to tour with the show internationally, keeping alive the music and spirit of her own musical idol.

  • will be staged at the PE Opera House on November 27 to 29 at 8pm. Tickets can be booked through Computicket.

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