EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING
EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING WINNER BELINDA DAVIDS COMING TO THE CUSTOMS HOUSE
Belinda Davids walked away the winner of BBC One’s Even Better Than The Real Thing at the weekend after a show-stopping performance as Whitney Houston – and now fans can see her next week in South Shields.
The South African songstress has performed all over the world as the iconic singer in The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show.
She was one of the acts brought together for the hour-long special on Saturday night, which featured tributes to George Michael, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Little Mix, Dolly Parton, Liam Gallagher, Arians Grande and more.
After sailing through the first and second rounds and making it to the final three, Davids was voted the best act on the night by the live studio audience.
This followed a flawless performance of I Have Nothing and a duet with the Michael Jackson tribute act on It’s Not Right But It’s Ok.
Presenter Paddy McGuinees tweeted afterwards: “A well-deserved winner! Judging by your tweets it was a close call between Whitney & George but Belinda/Whitney was 10/10.”
Davids also tweeted that she was “overwhelmed” by the response to her performance.
The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show comes to The Customs House, in Mill Dam, on Wednesday, September 27, at 7.45pm.
The two-hour spectacular is an uplifting tribute to the music and memory of Houston, featuring 20 career-spanning tracks, including I Will Always Love You, Greatest Love of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I’m Every Woman.
A seven-piece band, choreographed dancers, replica costuming and state-of-the-art lighting and effects combine to create a spectacular concert experience.
Tickets, priced £23, are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or online at www.customshouse.co.uk.