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Houston, you have a problem. Stavanger concert not greeted with enthusiasm by all. Whitney Houston sang in Sørmarka arena in Stavanger yesterday to an enthusiastic public. It was a far cry from her abysmal performance in Copenhagen last week, according to Stavanger Aftenbladet’s music critic Leif Tore Lindø. Lindø reported her Copenhagen concert got the public out of their seats, booing and leaving the arena. Some wondered if they should ask for their money back.

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Houston, you have a problem

Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 13:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Stavanger concert not greeted with enthusiasm by all.

Whitney Houston, April 2010, London (Illus. photo)
Whitney Houston, April 2010, London (Illus. photo)
Photo: Egghead06/Wikimedia Commons


Whitney Houston sang in Sørmarka arena in Stavanger yesterday to an enthusiastic public. It was a far cry from her abysmal performance in Copenhagen last week, according to Stavanger Aftenbladet’s music critic Leif Tore Lindø.

Lindø reported her Copenhagen concert got the public out of their seats, booing and leaving the arena. Some wondered if they should ask for their money back.

“Whitney isn’t the person she once was. After years of supplies from the world’s rich buffet of drugs, the first Whitney-feeling I got when she came on stage was: Poor lady,” he wrote.

Lindø wrote “poor thing” sixteen times in his lead.

Aftenbladet’s Janne Hagen, who was at last night’s concert, writes she was touched by the Stavanger public’s encouragement, and Lindø thinks it was a big improvement on Copenhagen.

But VG’s Morten Ståle Nilsen doesn’t quite agree. He calls it a “musical shipwreck”.

“We were 13,000 who stood around a dying artist’s sick bed in Stavanger last night. She can hardly speak, let alone sing.”

Whilst Dagbladet’s Sven Ove Bakke says it reminds him of cave-in.

“It’s one thing to make a decent comeback album. It can be cut and pasted, and patched together. It’s quite another to send an artist in that state out on tour,” he tells NRK.

But all agree it was the public who saved her day. As the lady sang herself last night, “It’s not right, but it’s okay”.



Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 13:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: whitney, houston, stavanger, soermarka, concert, critics, audience.





  
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