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Sep 2, 2009

Whitney Houston On Good Morning America

Whitney Houston made an appearance, her first in years, singing on Good Morning America on Monday. Read more on Whitney’s performance and see video below.

Houston’s voice reportedly cracked as she was singing but she blamed it on a taping she did Monday for ‘Oprah.’ “When I’m talking, I should be singing,” she told the audience.

Whitney performed with lots of energy and yelled out “love you!” during the first line of “Million Dollar Bill,” but she danced instead of singing during the first chorus.

“I love you New York,” she announced at end of the song. “I love you Good Morning America. God bless you all. Thank you for coming, you’re making me feel so good.” She then ran upstage to hug host Diane Sawyer, who Houston called “one of my dearest friends.” Sawyer is the journalist who conducted the infamous “crack is wack” interview in 2002 during which Houston disclosed she had struggled with drug problems. “I’m overwhelmed with love and support, your prayers mean so much to me and I love you all for coming,” Houston told the crowd, adding defiantly, “I never left!”

“Seven years ago, looking in each others’ eyes, it was a very different world then. I was worried for you,” Sawyer told her. “Don’t be worried anymore. If you know God, then don’t be worried,” Houston replied, saying it was “my faith” that brought her here now. “The love and support of my family, which I do have. People who care about you in the good and bad times.” In 2002, Houston told Sawyer, “I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off. You get to a point where you know the party’s over.”

“I Look to You is about them, all of you all, and that one up there,” she said in Central Park, pointing skyward.

Later in the show Whitney said, “I’m going to do something extra for you, from me to you, this isn’t planned, it’s impromptu,” before starting “My Love Is Your Love.” Singing “See, I got my baby, can you give me a mic, y’all” she welcomed her Bobbi Kristina to the stage to sing a few lines.

“I owe this to my mother. This is the title track to my album, y’all,” Houston said next, before turning to face her mother, Cissy, for the ballad “I Look to You.” “You never left, you stayed, I love you,” she said, looking up with her arms stretched to her sides. After another commercial break she returned bouncing up and down and kicked off “I’m Every Woman,” and had hosts Sawyer and Robin Roberts to join her.

What do you guys think of Whitney Houston’s first performance in years?

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