Pat Houston Reacts To Christina Aguilera’s Controversial Whitney Houston Tribute
If you’re like many of us, here at I Love Old School Music, you probably missed Sunday night’s American Music Awards due to it’s consistent history of being a yawn inducing ceremony, filled with mostly bland performances at best. But just like us, you probably caught many of the highlights of the show on the internet. One of those said highlights was Christina Aguilera’s tribute to Whitney Houston.
Christina’s performance was the talk of the internet for two reasons: (1) Many bashed the hell outta her and the AMA’s for opting to ignore the many highly skilled Black singers for a ‘less talented’ (in comparison) Christina instead; and (2) although many praised her voice, they still shaded her for hitting a few off notes and being off-tempo at times.
Watch Christina’s Tribute Performance to Whitney Houston
Fans Let Aguilera Have It!
Here are some of the reactions from fans…
Christina Aguilera is talented.
It's not a shot @ her but the fact that Christina Aguilera was chosen to give a Whitney Houston tribute just proves what I've been saying and has been reiterated by different people:
They want R&B but they don't want it from US.
— A T L A S 🤷🏾♂️ (@AtlasDMV) November 20, 2017
Wait who’s idea was It for Christina Aguilera to do a tribute for Whitney Houston?!
I’m serious… someone please answer
— SEDUSA (@sayseiii) November 20, 2017
How is Christina Aguilera flat, sharp, off-key and growling on a Whitney Houston tribute. Brandy is not gonna be happy!
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) November 20, 2017
— ♣️Liz Marie♣️ (@13LittleBit40) November 20, 2017
— DEZZ⚓️‼️ (@FernandezGordon) November 20, 2017
whitney houston in heaven watching that tribute christina aguilera just did pic.twitter.com/bIw7y4Aitu
— ryan (@scarypotato69) November 20, 2017
Just now hearing Christina Aguilera’s tribute to Whitney Houston and boy let me tell you it is terrible.
— . (@illiam_william) November 20, 2017
Pat Houston Speaks On It
Now, Whitney’s sister-in-law/manager, Pat Houston, has weighed in on the mound of backlash surrounding Christina’s tribute. Simply put, Pat says that she thought it was “fabulous” and that as long as her and the rest of Whitney’s fam’ were hella pleased with the tribute, nothing else matters. Check out her reaction below:
As y’all can see, there were mixed reactions from all sides of the coin. True, Aguilera had a few shaky notes in her performance. It’s also true there are plenty of other singers who would’ve done a much better job, however…well, quite frankly I can’t think of a rebuttal for that, so I won’t try. Point is though, I don’t think Christina was exactly horrible, she just didn’t quite know how to put that stank on it, like our beloved Whitney would have done.
ILOSM fam,’ what did y’all think about Christina Aguilera’s ‘Whitney Houston tribute’?
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