Sunday, February 11th, 2012, the day after [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] passed away, a very emotional [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Leann Rimes[/lastfm] paid tribute to her idol, Whitney Houston during her Reno, Nevada concert. We’ve got the video for you.
During Leann’s performance she told the crowd, “Probably one of the three women who influenced my whole career, my life, was Whitney Houston. I’m going to try and sing in honor of her. I’ve got to stop crying ’cause the woman had a range like nobody else, so I can’t sing this song crying.”
After the show, she Tweeted that she wanted to share a clip of the gig with fans and wrote, “My heart is truly broken… Thank you Reno for a very memorable show.”
Whitney Houston Remembered…As you watch the video you’ll see Leann filled with sorrow as she sings, “If I Don’t Have You” and she brakes down in tears singing Whitney Houston’s signature song “I Will Always Love You.” She struggled to finish the tribute and ended up whispering the lyrics into the microphone.
A very moving moment for a little lady who has an amazing singing talent of her own. It’s obvious when you hear Leann Rimes sing that she was inspired by such great singers as Whitney Houston.