Returns to the U.S. in 2020
Showtime Australia’s acclaimed tribute concert The Greatest Love of All is making its third tour of the U.S. this Winter, visiting central and eastern states from January through March 2020, including a performance at Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
The voice of South African singer Belinda Davids, who ‘went viral’ after performing a stunning rendition of “I Will Always Love of You” on Fox’s Showtime at the Apollo in 2017, is again the main attraction, but she will be backed up by a hand-picked cast of international musicians, backing vocalists and dancers who also all perform live on stage.
Many venues who hosted the show in 2018 have secured return performances in response to the overwhelming demand from those lucky enough to catch the show first time around. “Actually the overwhelming reaction we got from people was ‘surprise,’” said Johnny Van Grinsven, Producer and Director of the show, as he explained the feedback he garnered from that debut tour. “So many people said they weren’t expecting that level of show, and people who haven’t seen Belinda before are always shocked to hear her voice in real life because it really is unique, she really is a very special talent. But now they’ve heard her firsthand they can’t get enough of it and that’s why we’re coming back to the U.S. so soon – pure demand.”
The show is described as a full-scale concert production, boasting state-of-the-art sound, custom-designed lighting, LED walls, theatrical effects and a feast of exquisite hand-crafted gowns and costumes.
All of Houston’s most memorable songs are lined up for Davids’ heartfelt treatment, including Pop highlights “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” and “I’m Every Woman,” favourites from her movie career such as “Queen of the Night” and “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” and of course all her most iconic and timeless ballads including “I Have Nothing,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “Run to You,” “One Moment in Time,” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Says Davids, “U.S. audiences are amazing, they truly appreciate Whitney’s legacy and her music is very personal to them and you can feel that from the stage. To look out and see people feeling every note and nuance and emotion that you sing is so intimate. That’s what it’s all about. I can’t wait to go back.”
*Not associated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.
“The show brings light and happiness into the whole audience in a truly uplifting and joyous experience.” -Eddie Tansley, Upper Circle (2019)
“Effortlessly slick, superbly performed and truly professional . . . five stars.” – The Sussex Newspaper (2018)
“The type of vocal ability that puts Mariah Carey to shame . . . her voice will have you in tears.” – Herald Sun (2018)