In December 2017, Belinda Davids’ lauded rendition of “I Will Always Love You” on FOX’s “Showtime at the Apollo Christmas” television special – performed on the same stage where Whitney Houston filmed the music video for “The Greatest Love of All” – earned her not only the awe of host Steve Harvey and an ovation from the live audience, but more than 10 million views of the performance video on Facebook in the days following.
Though this is Davids’ first major U.S. tour as the principal of “The Greatest Love of All,” she is no stranger to U.S. audiences, having toured extensively as a backing vocalist for the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica in earlier years.
Davids says of her return to the U.S., “This is the birthplace of Whitney — her home and her essence and the place and experiences that made her the incredible person and artist that she was. I know Americans hold her memory dear, and I’m first and foremost a Whitney fan myself, so I cannot wait to be surrounded by others who treasure her just as much as I do. Every audience, every fan that I perform to is special, but I know that this tour will be particularly special.”
Audiences across Europe, the UK, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Davids’ home country of South Africa have already witnessed the production, which has been touring since 2013.
A five-piece band, backing vocalist and choreographed dancers will accompany Davids onstage as she pays tribute to Houston with live performances of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” “I Have Nothing,” “Didn’t We Almost Have it All,” “One Moment in Time,” “Queen of the Night,” and 15 other chart-topping hits.
Showtime Australia’s international production house, led by respected longtime father-and-son team Johnny and Jono Van Grinsven in the roles of producer and technical director, respectively, has put together custom-designed lighting, theatrical effects, and more than 20 different hand-crafted costumes to complete the sensory spectacle and keep audiences enthralled through the course of the two-hour show. For more information, visit www.thegreatestloveofallshow.com.
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018; 8 p.m.
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