Brandy Norwood - Brandy and Jordin Sparks lead Whitney Houston tribute
Singers Brandy and Jordin Sparks led a tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 'VH1 Divas' concert last night (16.12.12) in Los Angeles, performing some of her biggest hits.
The singers took the stage at the 'VH1 Divas' show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to pay homage to the late music icon, who died on February 11, aged 48.
R&B singer Brandy - who starred alongside the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker in Disney's 'Cinderella' in 1997 - began the tribute, telling the audience she had idolised Whitney growing up.
She said: ''The first concert I ever went to was a Whitney Houston show and I was determined to get close to her. I talked my way through security until I finally made it backstage, but by then she was already gone. Years later, I finally got to meet her and even shared the 'VH1 Divas' stage with her.''
Meanwhile, former 'American Idol' winner Jordin - who took the lead role in 'Sparkle', Whitney's final film before her death - sang one of her biggest hits, 'I'm Every Woman', while the word 'Whitney' appeared in bright lights behind her.
Melanie sang 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody', flanked by a troupe of dancers who gyrated through the aisles in the crowd, and Ledisi gave a rousing rendition of 'How Will I Know'.