Glasgow Concert Halls
Dates and times
Sunday 13 October 2019
7:30PM - 10:30PM
The Greatest Love of All is a heartfelt musical journey through Whitney 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’,‘Queen of the Night’, and more.
The Greatest Love of All spans the legend’s extraordinary 40-year career with a smash-hit show featuring Belinda’s flawless vocals, multiple fabulous costume changes, the sensational National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and an amazing team of dancers.
For Cape Town-born songstress Belinda Davids, starring in The Greatest Love of All is the culmination of a life-long connection with the superstar to whom she pays homage. She beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to take on the role and it was her own eternal love of Whitney that prepared her for the show. Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, she 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 Whitney 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 like Houston.The ultimate realisation of Davids’ affinity with Whitney 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.
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.”
The Greatest Love of All is directed by Johnny Van Grinsven.
Produced by Flying Entertainment and Showtime