Last week, images from the ‘We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston’ special were released and now we have footage of one of performances. Thanks to a crafty agent who snuck a camera into the event, Usher’s rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Believe in You & Me’ has hit the web.
Dressed in surprisingly casual attire for the tribute to the late Houston, Usher sang an altered version of ‘I Believe in You & Me’ as pictures of the diva flashed behind him. Unfortunately, just like his messy clothes, Usher’s performance simply missed the mark.
Watch Usher perform at the ‘Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston’ show below:
Knowing Usher’s range and remarkable skill as a vocalist, this ‘I Believe in You & Me’ showing as definitely below his standard. His runs and tone during the verses was good but he lost his stride during the climax and avoided the high notes that he could have easily hit. Perhaps Usher was just having an off day, but it would have been great to see him try just a bit harder.