THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
A tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids
Showtime Australia presents the critically-acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney. Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.
Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa – who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’.
With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through 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’, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, ‘Million Dollar Bill’ and more.
The Greatest Love of All has already wowed audiences across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and continues to gather glowing reviews worldwide.
This special once-in-a-lifetime concert event will leave audiences wanting more and talking about it for years to come. Don’t miss the chance to experience it for yourself.
For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, her role in The Greatest Love of All is a serendipitous culmination to a life-long connection with her Pop idol.
Growing up as a young ‘coloured’ girl in South Africa in the turbulent 80s, dreaming not only of a singing career but of respect and dignity as an artist, a woman and a human, Whitney Houston was a symbol of hope to Belinda.
Their similar musical backgrounds – both exposed largely to R&B and gospel as children and both taught to sing in the church – meant Belinda was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style also. From the earliest seeds of Belinda’s career when she began singing professionally at age 14, Houston’s influence was omnipresent; “I think I’ve sung at least one Houston track in almost every live show I’ve ever performed,” says Belinda.
In her young adulthood, Belinda’s extraordinary, untrained voice allowed her to carve out a successful career as a RiSA chart-topping solo artist in her home country of South Africa and as a session vocalist in the US for such artists as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill.
But in 2013 fate knocked and what had once been a challenge for her, was now to be a blessing – Belinda beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to become the Principal Vocalist and marquee star of Showtime Australia’s newest stage production The Greatest Love of All, a celebratory concert in tribute to Whitney Houston.
Belinda felt 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.”
Now after six years touring almost exclusively with The Greatest Love of All and building it into an international hit, Belinda counts appearances on Fox TV’s Showtime at the Apollo and BBC TV’s Even Better Than the Real Thing among her career highlights along with working with the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing at London’s iconic Hammersmith Apollo theatre and gaining viral views of some of her performance videos (over 12 million views and counting).
Plans for 2020 include confirmed tours of The Greatest Love of All in the US, UK and Ireland and orchestral concerts in South Africa, Italy, Dubai and Russia, along with, undoubtedly, more highlights and achievements to come.
Belinda Davids’ thrilling tones, consummate vocal control and staggering four-octave range are as close as a singer can get to replicating Whitney Houston’s voice.”
– The Herald Sun
“From the show’s superb lighting, sound, costuming, special effects, stage direction, musical support and dance choreography, this is not only a loving and respectful tribute to the artist at the top of her game, The Greatest Love of All is also a tremendously moving theatrical experience.”
– Theatre People
“Belinda Davids sounds remarkably like Whitney Houston. If I had shut my eyes, I’d have been convinced that I was listening to the legend herself.”
– What’s On In Cape Town
“There is not one boring bit as Davids and the guys on stage resurrect Houston for an incomparable show… It is a brilliant concept that gives platform for Davids to share her talent, while filling the rafters with the sweet sorrow and haunting dazzle that is the voice of Whitney Houston. It’s a show that simply cannot be missed.”
– The Citizen
“It is of personal opinion that no one could have done Whitney any better justice than Belinda did… and if you weren’t a fan before, Belinda will make you one…”
– Monash Entertainment
“The star of the night is South African Belinda Davids who doesn’t only have the voice, she also has the charm – in bundles. One flash of that smile and she has the audience hooked. But she needed to get those notes and she does so without missing a beat.”
*Not associated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.